A person who objects to tax hikes is a right wing extremist.
A person who dislikes big government is a right wing extremist.
A person who would speak concernedly about the economy and unemployment is a right wing extremist.
A person who opposes abortion, gay marriage and gun control is a right wing extremist.
A person who is unimpressed by Obama is a right wing extremist.
Yes, we talk about these individual criteria and we can point to all the unconstitutional elements that exist including those we have discussed. These are serious and are not to be belittled or ignored. There is another key and overriding factor that must also be discussed. This type of rhetoric is extremely dangerous and divisive. When these types of phrases are used and warnings given, over time they become accepted as would be facts. Dictators, kings, emperors and tyrants have used these tactics to centralize power since the beginning of time.
Marx advocated these very same tactics when he advocated class warfare. Alinsky explained how to use these tactics as well. Lenin used these same tactics and explained when you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth to a large number of people. Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt and now Obama have perfected these same tactics. Trying to divide so you can centralize power is the very essence of transforming a free society to a totalitarian state.
Make no mistake; these tactics are not by accident. The very purpose of these efforts is to divide so power can be centralized so the Marxist/Progressives can indeed bring about the totalitarian state they need. This is the state that is ruled by the dictatorship of the proletariat. This is the state that has centralized all economic, social and political elements so the Marxist/Progressives can control the United States as a Marxist society. The proof of this happening is overwhelming. Their actions and now even their words are providing this proof.