Here's the best statement I've read about the Republican response to the recent attempted airliner bombing.
When terrorists try to kill Americans under a Republican administration, it's Democrats' responsibility to help bring the country together against a common foe. When terrorists try to kill Americans under a Democratic administration, it's Republicans' responsibility to attack the White House, undermine American confidence, and create a climate of fear and division.
This is one of three terrific back-to-back posts on the Washington Monthly blog this morning. The one about Dick Cheney, Dick the Coward, is a gem. The other is about Obama's measured, non-grandstanding approach to our response to terrorism.