I stopped taking the Democrats seriously when they selected Dean for the DNC chair. In all honesty I haven't regarded them as much of an asset to the nation since Jimmy Carter happened... but over at Done With Mirrors Callimachus has struck a chord on just why I don't think of them much more than a faction to be beaten.
"I don't care if this writer doesn't want to criticize terrorists. There are plenty who will roll up their sleeves and take on the Islamist killers, if he doesn't have the nerve to. If he want to only criticize governments that won't try to kill him for it, that's his affair. Frankly, with his fuzzy brain, I'd rather not have him trying to do the same thing I'm trying to do."
Read the whole thing, and the links.