Democrats apparently have decided to make something of the ugly tone that appears to be a standard part of Republican debates.

You know, cheering the death of an uninsured sick man. Ovations for mass executions in Texas. Booing a solider in Iraq because he’s gay. Candidates who express no disapproval of this sort of thing.

When the Republicans throw a Tea Party, it’s no white-glove affair. It’s a mean and fearful thing.