us versus them, etc
Briefly, two recent items from out there in th' blog-O-sphere:
1.Democratic complicity and what "politicizing justice" really means:
The inability of so many people (both Republicans and Obama-loyal Democrats) to view the need for prosecutions independent of political considerations is a potent sign of how sick our political culture has become. The need for criminal investigations is motivated by one simple, consummately apolitical fact: serious and brutal crimes were committed at the highest levels of the government, ones that left a trail of many victims. A country that purports to live under the rule of law has no choice but to treat its most powerful members who commit serious crimes exactly the same as ordinary citizens who do so. That has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats. - Glenn greenwald
2. John Emerson, "Where are the Pitchforks?
"As I've said many times, Republican populism is fake, but Democratic elitism is real."
via the inimitable Avedon.