You actually have a question about whether that is happening? Just look at how the Tea Party, which is not a party but a philosophy or idea, has been described and compartmentalized as a bunch of mean, evil villains out to destroy the utopia being created by the wonderful Democratic Party and Obama supporters. This picture has been created by the main stream media and the far left wing MSNBC. The AP and Reuters have been usurped as well. I think very little arm twisting from the White House has been required.