Dividers, not uniters

Kevin Drum definitively smacks them all down:

“Politics is always a tough business, but consider what has happened in the past 12 years. At the same time that Democrats were moving to the center by electing DLC centrist Bill Clinton as president, Republicans were getting steadily more radical: first with attacks on Clinton during his first two years that were unprecedented in their tinfoil ferocity, followed by the election of Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House, Clinton’s impeachment, the election of the most conservative president since World War II, and capped by a steady stream of ruthless and faux patriotic dishonesty since 9/11 that’s been breathtaking in its scope and venom.
Democrats may be responding in kind this year, but if you’re going to talk about today’s supercharged political atmosphere, basic honesty dictates that you explain where it came from in the first place: the radical conservative Republicans who took over their party a decade ago and control it to this day.”

The only thing left to say is, to quote Atrios: Indeed.