Mickey, thank you for the reply and explanation.
I think you and I are closer than you think on this. I'm more trying to get at the way we talk about what's going on. Demonization doesn't move the ball toward our side; rather, I believe that it only creates noise, it doesn't provide necessary ideological footing for peoples' opinions to stand-on long term.
We should call evil, evil; but we shouldn't overreach and risk losing credibility or the chance to get others to ponder our base principles. I think taking a tone in our rhetoric that is overly inflammatory risks too much. I'm more for Reagan's "Evil Empire" style, than the scorched earth of our current political mudslinging