Right you are, RTUT380. The Dems (with the help of the State run media) have succeeded in defining Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party Patriots. The people who work hard, pay taxes, build communities and play by the rules are demonized. The leftists work 24/7 at this. Any elected official with an (R) accused on any wrongdoing is always identified. Any Dem/liberal is merely part of the amorphous DC problem. They might identify SleazeBob in a newspaper or TV story, but, yeah, Leno/Letterman/O'Brien and rest probably would welcome him and he would be viewed as "cool."
BTW, the SNL episode with Jamie Foxx spewing his racist/murderous inclinations (killing all the White people "how Black is that?") the worst example of culture shift.