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Gutfeld: Calling Republicans extreme is ‘a compliment,’ means party has ‘a spine’

Home - by - December 22, 2012 - 18:00 America/New_York - 6 Comments


On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s ‘The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld challenged a recent CNN poll that showed a majority of Americans believe the Republican Party is “too extreme,” arguing that the survey is part of a media effort to vilify the GOP for partisan reasons.

“So according to a new CNN poll, a majority of Americans say the GOP beliefs are not mainstream,” Gutfeld said. “The polling director … says this may be due to tarnished Republican brand. Perhaps. But the Republican Party is indeed extreme, if you accept the portrayal of them. If you try to explain how taxing the top 2 percent doesn’t help the deficit, you’re extreme. If you think government shouldn’t  give money to failed green energy projects, you’re extreme. If you think school decisions are better made at local level than in D.C., you’re extreme.”

“If you think it’s weird that government would jail [someone] for making a poorly done video, extreme,” Gutfeld continued. “If you want a debate about the real impact of man-made global warming, extreme. If you think bloated government is unsustainable, way extreme. If you own a gun for protection, you’re extreme. If you aren’t a liberal, you’re extreme.”

Gutfeld suggested the GOP should embrace the “extreme” label, which he said is actually an inadvertent compliment.



  1. Unneutral

    December 22nd, 2012

    We all know there is nothing extreme about liberalism./snark

    If being opposite of a damn liberal makes me extreme then let me proudly announce my extremism.

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  2. Jethro

    December 22nd, 2012

    If Allen West ever runs for president he should hire Bill Whittle and Greg Gutfeld as speach writers.

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  3. Morgan Michaels

    December 22nd, 2012

    Extremely what? Smart, good looking, charming, moral, accurate, the value of ‘extreme’ is determined by the word it modifies. Without an object ‘extreme’ is ‘extremely’ meaningless.

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  4. old_oaks

    December 22nd, 2012

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  5. Dagny

    December 22nd, 2012

    In an age where LOGOS (reason) has been evacuated, being branded as a ‘nut’ or ‘crazy’ is a badge of sanity.

    In an age of impotency, being branded as ‘extreme’ is a badge of virility.

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  6. jclady

    December 22nd, 2012

    @old_oaks — DC was hacked earlier today. Depending on your browser, you can access without the “warnings”.

    Try this link instead:


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