The peril I was referring to was the stripping down of this image we have for ourselves. Peacemakers, spreaders of democracy, tolerant. Supposedly the polar opposite of some of the finger-biting, uncool reactions of those "bottom of the barrel" people at recent town meetings.

You agreed with me about it being a symptom of a greater peril/problem, but then you went on your own tangent about how there is some deep-seated emotion (anger?) on the right and how Obama is stirring it all up, so we should all "be prepared".

So what were you referring to there? What should we leftists, conglomeration of women and minorities that make up the bulk of the membership here and are not the pulse of the nation, be prepared for...?

What were you referring to?
Originally Posted by curlyarca
Be prepared for the heated debate perhaps, or the ensuing outcry in the Senate chambers, or 9/12 events, or people yelling in Town Hall meetings.

Things are stirring. I said "be prepared." I don't think I was exactly issuing any sort of threat whatsoever. I was trying to say that we should all know what we stand for and be prepared to defend it. And really, I am trying to be even tempered and level headed with our conversation here. I recognize that we have a difference of opinion.