"too far-left"

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Last night, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “John Edwards has no chance to become president because he's simply too far-left for most Americans” and asked:

[W]ould you support President John Edwards? Remember, no coerced interrogation, civilian lawyers in courts for captured overseas terrorists, no branding the Iranian guards terrorists, and no phone surveillance without a specific warrant.

In a post dripping with sarcasm, Glenn Greenwald quoted some of our nation’s favorite “far-left” radicals (Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson) in support of “too far-left” ideas such as trial by jury, habeas corpus, and the fourth amendment. In an update, Greenwald notes:

It is also vital to note that Far Leftists have not only long crusaded for radical liberties such as "warrants" and "due process" but have also spouted the same dangerous foreign policy views now common among today's anti-war radicals, those Far Leftists trying to impede ongoing war with Iraq and a new glorious war with Iran. This dirty America-hating dovish radical, for instance, railed like an unhinged maniac -- with amazing specificity -- against exactly the same actions which the Irresponsible Far Leftists of today condemn.

The “dirty America-hating dovish radical” Greenwald cites is none other than George Washington, from his 1796 Farewell Address. It appears that Washington joins Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, Paine, and the rest of the Founders as being “too far-left” for today’s GOP and their media mouthpieces.

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