The "Angry Left"
The idea of an "angry left" (or "shrill, intolerant liberals," used interchangably) is one you're going to hear tossed around a lot this year, as the U.S. heads into midterm elections. Glenn Greenwald presents a brilliant summing-up of how the "angry left" meme works:
So, to re-cap the rules: (1) When a pro-war politician gives a pro-war speech as part of a graduation ceremony, and students in the audience heckle and boo him, that shows how Deranged the Angry Left is -- because they heckled a pro-war speech. (2) When an anti-war politician gives an anti-war speech as part of a graduation ceremony, and students in the audience heckle, walk out and even riot, that also shows how Angry the Left is -- because they "provoked a near riot" by pro-war students.
Orwell warned us there'd be days like this.