Paul Waldman is the Prospect's daily blogger and senior writer. He also blogs for the Plum Line at the Washington Post, and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.
As a group, conservative media figures are not exactly secure in their masculinity. It's no wonder they are so easily persuaded by political campaigns from alpha males and fear seeing women strip them of their power.
In today's Washington Post, we see <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001319.html" target=window>yet another "Democrats are divided! story</a>, this one from reporter-turned-columnist Dana Milbank.
At Justice Sunday, speaker after speaker told of the terrible injustice being perpetrated by Senate Democrats. Sinister, powerful liberals are attacking you, your children and everything you believe in. Despite all evidence to the contrary, it's the conservative rallying cry.