Increasing Fear Among the GOP of Extremist Fringe Party Takeover
Specifically naming World Net Daily (WND) as the leading source of many of the Right Wing conservative extremist viewpoints circulating among the base supporters of the Republican Party, among those: President Obama was born in Kenya, Nazi detention camps are being prepared for political opponents, the President is a communist and those that have crowned South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson a hero for heckling the President during a joint address to Congress, conservative author and speech writer for former President George W. Bush, David Frum, says he and others within the GOP have been critical of the extreme rhetoric that has seemed to take over the direction of the Republican Party.
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They are "wild accusations and the paranoid delusions coming from the fever swamps," said David Frum, a conservative author and speechwriter for President George W. Bush who is among the more vocal critics of the party base and of the conservative talk show hosts helping to fan the unrest. "Like all conservatives, I am concerned about this administration's accumulation of economic power," Frum said. "Still, you have to be aware that there's a line where legitimate concerns begin to collapse into paranoid fantasy."
Frum and other establishment Republicans have spoken out in recent days against the influence of what they view as their party's fringe elements.
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