Conservatives beat up on liberals all the time…And conservatives make their attacks personal because they have an easier time running on ‘who you’d wanna have a beer with,’ as their policies are unpopular. So they demonize their opponents. They’re bullies. And, like all bullies, they react with shock and horror when someone they’re beating the shit out of has the nerve to take swing at ‘em.

-Dan Savage (as quoted here)

He’s right, but I also wanted to note that one could say the same thing about Yankee fans.