Um, it's called fascism
As its leading bloggers vividly illustrate, pro-Bush "conservatism" is a highly authoritarian movement which seeks to vest unlimited and unrestrained power in their Leader, views garden-variety political dissent as blasphemy and treason, and glorifies violence as a justifiable tool to achieve their glorious political ends.
Glenn doesn't use the F-Word because he's too polite.
But isn't the white powder at the Times a classic example of fascist meme transmission?
Why is would it be surprising, if in winger sites with millions in circulation, and thousands of posts and comments calling liberals, Dems, and reporters traitors, and calling for the deaths, that one loon takes action?
Let's hope this doesn't happen again. Because 1968 keeps coming into my mind, when both MLK and RFK were both shot.