Loyal opposition grows a spine

· long story short

Oliver Willis has summarized the recent history of the Democratic party, vis-a-vis the second Bush administration, in The Return Of The Democrats, noting how the tactical politicization of national security has made the opposition realize they cannot remain supine and fulfill their responsibilities as Democrats.
Oliver talks about the whining from the right. I’ve noticed that no matter how much those guys win, they continually play the sore loser (never accepting Clinton as legitimate, trying to rewrite congressional boundaries mid-decade, turning on their own Supreme Court appointees, complaining about personal attacks from liberals, and on and on), like the worst sort of victimologists.