One of my favorite mantras from the loony left is being re-packaged by Atrios and delivered to us for our consumption today:
There is a lot that makes me angry… but, I have to say that the lost opportunities post-9/11 really make me sad.
There may have been a brief hiatus from public partisan sniping, but the Democrats only piped down their rhetoric temporarilybecause the public demanded it. They found unity in much the same way that death row inmates find Jesus.
At any rate, it appears unity was dead by the time Atrios started his weblog in April of 2002:
Hey Ashcroft, did you catch Eric Rudolph yet?
The Anthrax mailer?
Osama Bin Laden?
Didn’t think so. – 20 April 2002
I can respect that, but anyone who uses the term Bush Doctrine without collapsing into a serious case of the giggles is not someone to be taken seriously. – 20 April 2002
Brad Delong makes the obvious point that it actually matters if our president is a drooling imbecile. I think the fact that someone even has to make this point speaks volumes. – 18 April 2002.
Bush sure did kill that unity quick.