Though it is pretty clear that the Right in America has its lunatic fringe as well, going by all the Birther nutcases and those who think Obama is "plotting" to bring down the constitution or whatever, and they are completly demented.
One step down are those who have allowed themselves to just become too angry and have lost perspective. They need to calm down and refocus. Oppose bad ideas and bad policy yes, but in a considered and rational way.
Anyway, this is from the Powerline blog:
Byron York documents today's schism on the Left: the internet-based wackos who were the core of President Obama's support last year are now turning on him. And, even more entertainingly, vice versa:
The nutroots' dissatisfaction with Congressional Democrats is even greater than with the Obama administration, but they aren't alone:
What's funny about this is the suggestion that the Obama administration isn't left-wing enough. Apparently Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Sonia Sotomayor, Kevin Jennings and many others aren't enough for the Kossites and denizens of Democratic Underground. All I can say is, may the battle continue! It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of lefties.