In a post on Palin Derangement Syndrome, iconoclastic blogger R.S. McCain and all around cool and snarky guy gets at the essence of what all too many on the left demonize conservatives:
Stigmatizing and marginalizing conservatives is much easier than debating them. Cogent arguments about policy become unnecessary to advancing the Left’s political agenda if they can dismiss its opponents as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
It’s a good post on the leftist tactics which I highly recommend, even while not agreeing with its every word.
He also offers this choice passage on certain critics of conservatives:
What is at the root of this game is the accuser’s moral authority to act as Grand Inquisitor. The accuser arrogates to himself the unquestionable righteousness to judge the accused, who is then expected to attempt to prove his innocence.
Read the whole thing.