Over at Huffington Post, Chip Berlet looks back at some examples of the sort of ideas that have been coming from the Christian Right for more than 30 years, and which are helping fuel today's virulently anti-Obama right-wing populism.
From the article:
Listening to the rhetoric and reading the placards at recent right-wing events has led many progressive observers to conclude that "these folks are nuts!" Well, they are no more crazy or ignorant than most Americans (stifle that giggle), but they do live inside a bubble.
These folks are no more crazy or ignorant than we are, but their "fact" base is produced in a parallel political universe.
These are not marginal or "fringe" figures. They have played a major role in Republican Party politics and governance for over 30 years. Dismiss them at our own risk.