I don’t always agree with everything Lawrence writes or says, but I’ve always loved this bit.
FTR, I don’t really consider myself an “Anti-Republican Crusader.” Aside from my unfortunate college mascot (since changed) I’ve never considered myself a Crusader of any kind, nor will I. But culturally-insensitive nicknames aside, I’m also not particularly Anti-Republican. I just happen to oppose just about everything they currently stand for. Ahem.
UPDATED: As inuyesta pointed out to me, this was the defense of liberals that Jimmy Smits gave as Matt Santos in the Debate episode in season 7 of The West Wing. Yes, it was written by Lawrence O’Donnell.