"There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." H.L. Mencken.
I was reminded of this quote when I was reading the comments in Right Wing Nuthouse which talked about what is going to happen to the Right if Obama should get elected. While I can agree with the sentiments of the original post, there is still that juvenile desire to return to the Left all of the pointless pain and suffering that they have been spreading over the last eight years. To vilify and harass with baseless charges, crass commentary devoid of thought, and otherwise be just a royal pain in the ass. But then I would be no different than the Left, at least as far as it is personified by the worst representatives.
No, this country was built on the backs of conservatives, those who worked hard, provided for and care for their families and friends. The ones who give tithing at church every Sunday, and join in with Habitat for Humanity and donate game to the food bank. They are decent, honest and moral. To stoop to the tactics that have been used against conservatives is to let them win. They have worked hard to destroy this country and remake it into their own image. If we become like them, we accelerate their attempt to do so.
The Left may now have to actually be responsible (I am looking forward to that, but don't really believe that it will happen) for everything that happens. Yes, they will blame Bush and Republicans, and that will be fine until June of 09. Then they will actually have to accomplish something. And while I won't be up there cheerleading the personal destruction of Obama and his presidency like they have to Bush, I will oppose those policies of his that I think are wrongheaded and dangerous.
That is the responsibility of every American. The personal and baseless attacks are the responsibility of those on the Left. Let's leave them there.