Bill Moyers may have his politics, but his deferential demeanor and almost avuncular television style made him the Mr. Rogers of American politics. So when he leaves his neighborhood to go to a "Take Back America" rally and denounces George W. Bush's "government of, by and for the ruling corporate class," leading a "right-wing wrecking crew" engaged in "a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States way of governing," you know that something is going on.
That something is the unhinging of the Democratic Party. Democrats are seized with a loathing for President Bush — a contempt and disdain giving way to a hatred that is near pathological — unlike any since they had Richard Nixon to kick around...
--Charles Krauthammer, What Makes The Bush Haters So Mad?
Well, Charles may have a point, but the Clinton Haters on the right were (and still are) just as frothy-frothy, and really it boils down to the same thing: President X is popular, and the fact that so many people like President X when Pundit Y doesn't, just drives Pundit Y right up the wall. "How DARE he be President, when I DON'T WANT HIM TO BE???"
Does that mean, as a Harry Browne supporter, that I should hate 'em all? ;)
PS: Comments disabled. As this is a political post, feel free to take it or leave it, but I don't have any particular desire to talk about it.