I know it's fashionable to think that the Democratic party has been losing steadily for the last 35 years because they have been too liberal and the GOP has therefore been able to portray them as soft in all the manly virtues. I would suggest that the Democrats have been losing for the last 35 years because they have failed to beat the shit out of the Republicans when they pull this crap. The GOP smells weakness and the public loses their respect for us. We're long past the "fool me twice" phase.Pardoning Nixon was a huge mistakes. All those who learned at Nixon's knee thought that you could become an elected dictator and get away with it. All the arguments for not impeaching Bush pale in comparison to another generation of young Republicans learning at these guys knees.
I'm a very lucky person with every allergy known to man but still happy to be enjoying a wonderful life living in the best place in the world!