"Reich-wing” (also “reich wing” and “reichwing,” with or without capitalization) is an epithet from the political left wing directed to the right wing. “Nazi” became a popular political epithet in the 1990s, and “reich” is from the Nazi “Third Reich.”
The Village Voice used the title “Reich-Wing Republican” to describe white nationalist Devid Duke in October 1991, but this use is possibly specific to Duke’s political career. “CONSERVATIVES are REICH-WING” has been a bumper sticker since September 1994. “Reich-wing” has been used on many political blogs in the 2000s.
Reich-wing (Reich-winger): A pejorative noun or adjective.
1: A political ideology with extremely radical, distorted, &/or illogical views further to the right of the political spectrum than main-stream conservatives. Or main-stream conservative ideas expressed in consistently hostile, deceptive or belligerent manner.
2: A person frequently engaging in outright propaganda, lies, and hate speech to promote those ideas. Skilled at using proven propaganda techniques and tactics that were artfully developed and practiced by members of Hitler’s Third Reich. These tactics include but are not limited to: repeating proven, demonstrated, &/or obvious lies (Big Lie), never acknowledging errors and belittling opponents. Techniques include appealing to racism, bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny; ridiculing physical traits of opponents, and personally insulting opponents.
3: A group of people who express those views and opinions.
It is a particularly useful term to cause people hearing or reading it to unconsciously associate those engaging in such tactics with the Nazi regime.
Adj: The majority of top rated radio talk show hosts are Reich-wing propagandists.
Noun: The Reich-wing is a blight on civil discuss.
That Reich-winger is a very hateful person.
by PlacitasRoy Apr 4, 2009
Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: right wing
1 : the rightist division of a group or party
2 : right 8
— right–wing \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ, -ˌwiŋ\ adjective
— right–wing·er \ˈrīt-ˈwiŋ-ər, ˌrīt-\ noun
Wikipedia; Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany between 1933 and 1945, while it was led by Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Worker’s Party (NSDAP). The name Third Reich (Drittes Reich, “Third Reich") refers to the state as the successor to the Holy Roman Empire of the Middle Ages and the German Empire of 1871–1918. In German, the state was known as Deutsches Reich (German Reich) until 1943, when its official name became Großdeutsches Reich (Greater German Reich).
On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. Although he initially headed a coalition government, he quickly eliminated his government partners.
29 October 1991, Village Voice (New York, NY):
By Doug Ireland
(Story about David Duke—ed.)
Google News Archive
18 March 1992, Gainesville (FL) Sun, pg. 11A, col. 1:
So where will Bush find such a person who Is worthy of the title “Censorship Czar” of the “Reich” wing of the Republican Party?
September-October 1994, Mother Jones magazine, pg. 83, col. 1 ad:
RUSH IS REICH
And 4 More Bumper/Window Stickers
“RUSH is WRONG”
“CONSERVATIVES are REICH-WING”
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From: Citizens for Democracy - Jan Mirilovich
Subject: Re: The Reich Wing Extremists in America
> The Reich Wing Extremists did it, silly, and they have taken over the investigation.
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From: John McLoughlin
Subject: Re: What Prouty says about “right wing” jazz
You should be looking for hate in all the reich places. Both Bill Turner and Carl Oglesby have become recent converts to the Wickliffe Draper - Anastase Vonsiatsky line of reasoning and they feel that there is much merit to the argument that shows the complicity of the reich wing in BOTH the perpetration and the cover-up and the scapegoating.
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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:11:41 GMT
Local: Wed, Jul 25 2001 10:11 am
Subject: Re: the evolutionists are at it again
WND is NOT about truth!
It’s about anything reich wing - from politics to religion!
A right wing rag pretending to be a news source!
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From: Mike Blackford
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 19:49:42 GMT
Local: Sat, Oct 27 2001 1:49 pm
Subject: Re: Capitalism-hating morons on display
This “news” spread like wildfire in the dry brush that the media has planted on the hillsides of our political process. It was reported repeatedly as a front-page item, and cited repeatedly as a ‘fact’ by reich-wing propagandists like O’Reichlly and Limpballs.
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Date: 28 Dec 2002 15:58:53 GMT
Local: Sat, Dec 28 2002 9:58 am
Subject: Re: Why I can’t be here.
Secondly, from where I sit there was zilch political discussion until some reichwing jokers and attempted bullies interjected totally unrelated and offtopic BS into what was simple Buffettesque discussions and a few brave people with divergent opinions called those SOBs on it.
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From: Tom Betz
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 02:54:29 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Fri, Jun 4 2004 8:54 pm
Subject: Reich Wing Liars
Typical reich-wing phony quote, made so by the creative omission of context.
The Reich Wing: Bush-Era Conservatism as Reductio Ad Absurdum
by William Norman Grigg
July 23, 2007
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