With the New York Times reflexively referring to Paul Ryan’s budget plan as his “extremist vision,” the definition of extremism suddenly took a hard turn toward meaninglessness. Fortunately, some Twitter conservatives have pitched into define just what extremism means in 2012.
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe we shouldn't spend money we don't have.
— Connie C (@ConcrndConsvMom) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I don't believe that the existence of roads and bridges represents an unending claim on the contents of my wallet.
— Brian Guy (@ItsThatBriGuy) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe minorities are intelligent enough to obtain a photo ID to vote
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe the federal gov't has no right to shut down the coal industry.
— Bossy Brat (@JGalt09) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe able-bodied men and women should work for unemployment checks.
— Jennifer (@Mesmyle) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe governing by executive fiat is tyrannical
— TexAmerica (@TexAmerica) August 21, 2012
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 21, 2012
I disagree with the president.
— Shaughn (@Shaughn_A) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause I believe in the 2nd and 10th Amendments.
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) August 21, 2012
#ImAnExtremistBecause our rights aren't up for negotiation. Endowed by God, not to be denied by kings or parliaments.
— Sunny (@sunnyright) August 21, 2012