If we keep on repeating the phrase "the angry left, the angry left", maybe we won't notice things like this:
"On his radio show, Savage told listeners that "intelligent people, wealthy people ... are very depressed by the weakness that America is showing to these psychotics in the Muslim world. They say, 'Oh, there's a billion of them.' " Savage continued: "I said, 'So, kill 100 million of them, then there'd be 900 million of them.' I mean ... would you rather us die than them?" Savage added: "Would you rather we disappear or we die? Or would you rather they disappear and they die? Because you're going to have to make that choice sooner rather than later.""
The point of this is not to pull one nutcase out of some dark corner and proclaim: "Lo! It's conservatism!" Michael Savage is one of the most popular talk radio hosts in the US. His program is syndicated on 350 radio stations, reaching over eight million listeners. He's not, in other words, the right's answer to Ward Churchill: someone no one had ever heard of until liberals started inveighing against him. If 'mainstream conservatism' means 'popular with enough conservatives that you can't call him a member of a 'fringe' with a straight face', then he, Ann Coulter, and Rush Limbaugh are mainstream conservatives.
Just remember, though: it's liberals who have problems with anger these days.