Ever noticed the nastiness of the tone of some folks on the left when they accuse conservatives of being haters (or, in the case of some of our readers, self-haters). Over at Powerline, John Hinderaker offers an explanation:
I think there is a considerable amount of projection going on among liberals. That is, they are attributing to conservatives the hate that they themselves feel.
These folks come from what James Taranto dubs, “the Manichaean wing of American liberalism: those who mistake political disagreement for enmity“, yet the enmity they discern on the right may well be something they feel in their own hearts. (Latter quote via Ed Driscoll via Instapundit.)