I've been thinking recently of all those D's for deportment on my report cards. . . I thought of them when I pointed out to a leading progressive that the Tea Party included neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers — and he called me a "bully." He believes that the Tea Party is a grass-roots uprising against Wall Street, a curious reading since the movement gained its impetus from a rant against the president delivered by a television personality on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
And I've thought about them as I've listened in the last week to progressives criticize President Obama for keeping his cool.