I know the left and right wing like to debate about who is more mean- spirited, each claim to be more civil. I would say there are loudmouths on both side of aisles. However, I would admit there is one difference. The difference between left and right wing meanies is this: Right wing meanies actually get scrutiny by the media.
Yesterday, Ann Coulter and Bill Maher had a debate. If both Ms. Coulter and Mr. Maher were to do several media appearances tomorrow, who do you think would most likely get reprimanded by their interviewer for their past remarks? My bet would Ann Coulter, even though Bill Maher has a long history of saying controversial statements. And it way it might even be a blessing in disguise. Conservatives have to defend themselves under scrutiny, thus, helping them fine tune the message.
Update: Also, conservative loudmouths don't get this close to the U.S. Senate.