I found this article interesting in view of the current feeling among leftist that Pres Bush is more of a danger to America than the Islamist terrorist. 20 years ago the left thought that Pres Reagan was mroe dangerous than the communist. Then as now when people who supported US foreign policy challenged the leftist, the leftist cried about the unfairness of peopled questioning their 'patriotism'. I found it a form of intellectual cowardice to play the victim rather than defend you positions. In light of this information perhaps the reaction among leftist was because they knew they were un patriotic or worse. http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200610/NAT20061020b.html The rest of the article fleshes out the overview. What send an unpatriotic murderer back to the Senate?