As the folks at Hillbuzz are learning, so entrenched is the hatred some people feel for Sarah Palin that they simply can’t reason with anyone who has a kind word to say for that charismatic Republican and accomplished reformer. They’re not content just to disagree with her policies, they must needs define her as a horrible, no good, very bad woman. She’s not just wrong on the issues, she’s been a failure as a politician and is dishonest and unkind to boot. Plus she wears army boots!
Why can’t some on the left just agree to disagree? There are indeed many who do. (I’m fortunate to count a good number of these fine fellows (and gals) as friends.) But, yet whenever anyone raises his (or her) voice in dissent, some on the left are quick to pounce, demonizing that person, often in the most vicious terms.
Considering the treatment Joe Lieberman has received from the leftosphere, Darleen Click asks and observes
So what is the Left to do with people who are obviously unenlightened and have the audacity to disagree? They can’t be mistaken, so they must be evil or stupid.
Can’t they just be smart people who have reached different conclusions on certain issues? Why must some define their ideological adversaries (and even their occasional allies) as evil and dumb?