Michael J. Totten has some words of advice for Andrew Sullivan, including this choice graf:
Political parties are cruel to people who think. The more partisan members are bigots. They hate people in the other political party, and they hate you if you don't follow orders. If you're going to talk about principles you might as well be writing in Martian for those who will jump at a moment's notice to stay on the right side of the party line.The only thing idealists - and that's how I see most political parties - want to hear is that which confirms what they already believe. Since I started blogging I've been called "way too liberal", "typical right-winger", and "pinko". All these type of attacks have one thing in common - they are not arguments.