The Alt Right was an obscure concept until Hillary Clinton vaulted it into the arena of Presidential politics. I doubt Hillary had ever heard of the Alt Right until she had to fashion an attack speech that would be a modern day remake of “the Great Right Wing Conspiracy is out to get me.”
If you can’t debate the issues, then trash your opponent. That is an old debate tactic that has been used and reused many times over. Invent a label and then place under it the most undesirables you can think of and then paste that label on your opponent. It goes well with the racist tag.
As I wrote in 2014:
The Left long ago stopped debating with reason and logic, long ago stopped using facts in their arguments. Today it’s all about trashing your opponent. Ad hominen attacks are the way the Left debates the issues of the day, oftentimes because they cannot counter cogent Conservative arguments. So we on the Right are, as Dennis Prager reminds us, – “racist,” “bigoted,” “homophobic,” “Islamophobic,” “sexist,” “xenophobic,” “fascist” and throw in unscientific, misogynist and immoral for good measure.
And now we are Alt Right. WHAT ABOUT THE ALT LEFT AND ITS SUPPORT OF HILLARY?