Carol Platt Liebau
Below, Guy has laid out all the ridiculous slurs being visited upon the Tea Party and Republicans in the wake of the debt ceiling agreement.  The comments are -- as should go without saying -- beneath contempt.

What will be interesting is to observe the response of the liberal blogosphere and the media.

To the extent that silence ensues, it will make one thing perfectly clear: The outrage over "hateful speech" in the context of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting was nothing but a political ploy -- a soulless exercise in Machiavellian politics with nothing more elevated than partisan advantage at its core.

And if there is nothing but silence, let us hope that independents -- and all Americans -- are listening closely.  It will be a moment that can impress everyone with the moral bankruptcy permeating the self-appointed ethical arbiters of American political life.

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.