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Democrats should be careful tossing round 'un-American' label

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Charles and David Koch, brothers who contribute millions to libertarian causes and candidates, are “about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.”

Republicans who favor voter identification laws to maintain integrity at the polling place “are not Americans” but rather would “be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia.” So says Howard Dean, former Democratic Party chairman and presidential candidate.

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a few months ago that “extreme conservatives” opposed to his agenda on abortion, gun control and gay issues “have no place in the state of New York.”

Influential Democratic lawmakers like Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois demanded that the all powerful Internal Revenue Service, an agency packed with bureaucrats with Democratic sympathies, investigate the tax status of tea party and other conservative organizations, in other words the political opponents of Democrats and President Barack Obama.

Remember during the height of the Iraq war and raging liberal opposition to it that Democrats proclaimed that dissent is patriotic?

Well, forget that. Now that Democrats control the White House and other big levers of power and are defending highly partisan legislation like Obamacare, they are determined to maintain power at all costs and they hold dissent to be un-American.