What's annoying and sad is that both sides will now blame the other saying they are going too far without looking in the mirror.
In a few days we will forget about this and move on.
Who knows where this leads. My point is that there are political extremists on both sides. Most of the people on the right or left are sane and normal. But on this site, the actions of the extremists on the left are portrayed as representing the intentions of everyone who votes democrat. In reality, most people do not subscribe to the philosophies of the fringe. If that were the case, then every republican would be a potential bomb mailer - which I acknowledge is ridiculous.
The problem with today's dialogue is that those at the fringe - however small a percentage - get the attention and focus. We play into the game by constantly making them the center of things. It reminds me of Geraldo Rivera's old talk show. One of his favorite tricks was to bring on these KKK guys. It would get the audience all fired up (it even cost Geraldo a broken nose once) and make it look like our society faced a terrific threat from a resurging Klan. In reality, it was a selection of white trash inbreds who couldn't organize an orgy at a whorehouse with a fistful of fifties.