Their willingness to rally over the smallest perceived slight means that candidates are free to ignore the issues they care about.
This isn't the only time the phrase has been invoked to describe America's sociopolitical disagreements.
The former Alaska governor used contributions to her PAC on a shameless vanity project that has nothing to do with conservative candidates or issues.
Even retweets don't equal endorsements, making this conservative media attempt at Twitter guilt-by-association based on who a flack follows hard to beat.
For more than 20 years they've been searching for another Ronald Reagan. Electing one will take more than better politicking.
This curious myopia is one cause of their reluctance to draw more stringent lines against right-wing bigotry and cynical identity politics.
What the erstwhile candidate's unexpected success tells us about today's Republican Party.
The newspaper's editorial board now says that U.S. involvement in Libya compels us to take action in neighboring Mali.
Debating John Derbyshire's ouster, Mark Steyn argues for relativism, while Maggie Gallagher defends objective standards.
Footage of Mike Wallace, the late, renowned broadcaster, and his son Chris Wallace, also a newsman, on the subject of homosexuality
Federalism can stoke healthy competition for residents. But there's a perverse incentive to repel the poorest ones.
Older readers doubted the races could get along, younger ones found that offensive, and editors struggled to square the circle, he once said.
The bottles you're used to yield four glasses. A California company thinks dividing them up is the next big thing. And they're looking for investors.
The problem with her current thinking is it's completely divorced from reality.
In theory, it stands for traditional virtues and against unchecked government. In practice, it elevates absurd charlatans that even GOP primary voters reject.
So far the Libya intervention is being cited by Obama's boosters as a success. But this creates the wrong incentives in how presidents use military power.
He says Obama is dividing Americans. In fact, the U.S. is earnestly divided between competing visions for the future.
Officers in numerous states and cities get detailed information from cell-phone carriers without a warrant -- and legislators ought to stop them.
The language of the Constitution itself has been absent from coverage of the Supreme Court's hearings on Obamacare. Here's a refresher.
Some argue it's because his rivals ran unprofessional campaigns. But that ignores the substantive reasons for their losses and his victory.