This is too sweet. The SPLC put Ben Carson on their “extremist list,” which is a complete joke, and the conservative internet exploded. Now, the SPLC has been forced to back down in what may be a first.
First of all, Ben Carson is so obviously not an extremist that it is clear to any objective person that the SPLC was really overreaching here. If Carson makes a competitive run for President, it will be because he has recently spent a lot of time and effort cleaning up some un-conservative things he has said in the past, like supporting gun control. Second of all, I think this indicates that people react most vehemently to SPLC smears when the person being smeared is broadly loved by the right and intensely loved by a certain segment. Unlike Pat Buchanan, for example, who has a core that loves him but also many that don’t. I wish the right would rally around other people smeared by the SPLC and not just the innocuous ones like Ben Carson.