Every now and then, you get a nice convergence of blog posts out there in the internets, a coming together that helps it all make sense.
On one hand, Will Bunch presents a convincing argument that liberalism, no matter how many times the mainstream media says it, is not "out of the mainstream." In fact, he says, there's really a Silent Majority centered on themes at the core of contemporary liberalism -- opposition to the war, support for abortion rights, opposition to constitutional amendments on gay marriage, etc.
Meanwhile Tristero points out that the Extremists are no longer wild-eyed, drugged-out, draft-dodging hippies, but rather the conservative shock troops of the Religious Right.
I don't know about the rest of you, but when the New Silent Majority overthrows the New Extremists, I'll be there with my "America: Love It or Leave It" bumpersticker.