somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan

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.
See also: of, right, somewhere
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Despite an editorial line somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan, the titles have a strong National Union of Journalists chapel.