Vicious Lefties Hurt Right Wingers Feelings:
The Rude Pundit is traveling home today from Red State America, and he has photos to show and stories to tell from New Orleans and from outside a huge FEMAville. But for now, a thing or two briefly:

Why is it that whenever right-wingers wanna criticize the "viciousness" of the left, more often than not, they use e-mails and blog comments instead of, say, the words of writers (bloggy and non-bloggy) and leaders? Like Lanny Davis in the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal, making some big and brave statement about "McCarthyism" on the left towards Shoeless Joe Lieberman as indicated by the well-considered and crafted comments on blogs and e-mail responses. The Lieberman-lovin' Davis writes, "The far right does not have a monopoly on bigotry and hatred and sanctimony. Here are just a few examples (there are many, many more anyone with a search engine can find) of the type of thing the liberal blog sites have been posting about Joe Lieberman" and then quotes the mean meanies of the left, like at Daily Kos. But not, you know, Kos, or Hunter, or McJoan, or DarkSyde, or any of the other posters. Nope, it's commenter "tomjones."

So tomjones and mean meanie e-mailers discredit all of Left Blogsylvania? That's not unlike Lanny Davis saying that he got crabs because of the itchy little vermin themselves instead of from all those hung guys who fucked him raw. (And by the way, causing conservatives to have a nasty crotch itch is a noble pursuit, dear commenters.)

When the Rude Pundit wants to go trawling for right-wing hate, he doesn't need to look to his hate e-mails, with their occasional threats of violence. He doesn't need to point to the comments on right-wing blogs. He can just point to the blogs themselves, or turn on the goddamn radio or the fuckin' Fox "News," or open the newspaper to read the vomitous rantings of every other conservative columnist talking about liberals despising and destroying America. They can only pick nits; we have to swat hissing cockroaches.

Tomorrow: Pro-war politicians who want to bomb "freedom" into the Middle East - here's how democracy works.