So far, I’ve seen Bill Ayers and the Weatherman be compared to Tim McVeigh, David Duke, and white supremacists.
But the best analogy? Abortion clinic bombers.
People have asked, “What if McCain served on a community board with someone like that?”
Well, do you think an unrepentant abortion clinic bomber would have even been allowed to teach at a university? Or would liberals hound them out of their job, out of society? Heck, an unrepentant abortion clinic bomber would be rejected and marginalized by any Republican I know.
When you really look into it, liberals are really forgiving, almost to the point of admiration, of their own radicals, whereas conservatives exclude, deny, and detest right-wing extremists. Liberal extremists seem to naturally grow out of normal liberal thought, and are tolerated by the left as a font of continuing ideas and energy. Right-wing extremists are rejected by conservatives, have nothing to do with them or their ideas, but are only tied together because liberals and news media (but I repeat myself) continue to insist it is true. The dichotomy is rather striking, isn’t it?