OK, this article by the Washington Post is just funny. I remember how I felt during the eight years of President Clinton, but at the height of my disgust for his actions, I wasn’t screaming mad and crude like the Left is today. If you have ever spent some time reading the blogs and opinion pages of the Left, I think you will recognize the people in this article.

These are mean times.

“I just want to see these [expletive] swinging from their heels in the public square,” reads a recent comment from someone named Dave in a discussion about the Bush administration on a Web site called Eschaton.

Crude times, too.

“Laura Bush Talks; No One Gives a [expletive],” someone who calls himself the Rude Pundit writes on his Web site, and he continues: “The Rude Pundit doesn’t give a retarded dog drool what Laura Bush has to say about the Olympics.”

Loud, crass and instantaneous.

“I feel like I’m being molested everytime I hear his voice,” one person writes on the Daily Kos Web site while watching a Bush news conference.

What’s notable about this isn’t only the level of anger but the direction from which it is coming. Not that long ago, it was the right that was angry and the left that was, at least comparatively, polite. But after years of being the targets of inflammatory rhetoric, not only from fringe groups but also from such mainstream conservative politicians as Newt Gingrich, the left has gone on the attack. And with Republicans in control of Washington, they have much more to be angry about.

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