There've been several links recently to a nasty little rant against Republicans; whether the author thereof refers to GOP politicians, voters, party apparatchiks or some combination is unclear.
What is clear is once anyone has become so convinced that one of the two halves of the Running Things Party comprises every human vice and ill (and no few I had previously thought limited to the animal kingdom), then there's no further reason to talk. The attitude itself is what gives rise to purges and pogroms, killing fields and death marches -- no matter who espouses it or what virtues they ascribe to themselves and their supposed peers, or even practice. Persons who speak like that will murder you -- or hand you over to be used up and killed -- if they even suspect you might be a member of a group they loathe; and they will sleep soundly that night. Left, right, center; amoral and "practical" or rigidly moral and unworldly, it doesn't matter: once that level of dehumanizing rhetoric has infected someone's mind, they are like an armed landmine. (And at the same time, they are pathetic causal
Intel types talk about "chatter" and reading it for mood and motive. You listen to them -- and keep an eye out for a rising tide.