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somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan

Extremely or fanatically conservative (right-wing) in one's political or personal beliefs. This disparaging phrase associates far-right ideology to the barbaric and tyrannical rule of Genghis Khan. Voters were left to choose between one candidate believed to have ties to criminal organizations and another who is somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan in terms of her political agenda.
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somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan

holding right-wing views of the most extreme kind.
Genghis Khan ( 1162–1227 ), the founder of the Mongol empire, is used here as a supreme example of a repressive and tyrannical ruler. The name of the early 5th-century warlord Attila the Hun is sometimes substituted for that of Ghengis Khan in this expression.
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And because I had learned the ways of men, I became more terrible in the jungle than Shere Khan.
Then, by the Bull that bought me, I will pay Shere Khan full tale for this, and it may be a little over," said Mowgli, and he bounded away.
Oh, Shere Khan, never was a blacker hunting than that frog-hunt of thine ten years ago
Akela the Lone Wolf lay by the side of his rock as a sign that the leadership of the Pack was open, and Shere Khan with his following of scrap-fed wolves walked to and fro openly being flattered.
Free People," he cried, "does Shere Khan lead the Pack?
Seeing that the leadership is yet open, and being asked to speak--" Shere Khan began.
Free People, and ye too, jackals of Shere Khan, for twelve seasons I have led ye to and from the kill, and in all that time not one has been trapped or maimed.
No man's cub can run with the people of the jungle," howled Shere Khan.
And most of the wolves began to gather round Shere Khan, whose tail was beginning to switch.
He strode forward to where Shere Khan sat blinking stupidly at the flames, and caught him by the tuft on his chin.
He beat Shere Khan over the head with the branch, and the tiger whimpered and whined in an agony of fear.
Khalida Khan had just returned home from her job 50 miles away in Buena Park.
Tariq Khan is a junior at George Mason University in Virginia.
Genghis Khan (JENG-gis KON) has what you might call a nasty reputation.
To that body of evidence can be added the case of Niaz Khan, a British citizen of Pakistani background who tipped off the FBI to the al-Qaeda plot more than a year before 9-11.