Originally Posted by Gibonius
The obvious difference is the "and this is going to destroy America" angle. Much less the "and they're doing deliberately to destroy America" bit that Coulter and her ilk love to layer on top.
How much of "the left" really believes that though? The progressive bit probably does, but I see a bunch of people who are worried about lower class wages and are basically in favor of protectionism. Are union types in favor of immigration?
Union types are most certainly a poisonous mix of socialist, nativist, and protectionism. You can also toss in a nice dose of outright racism.
I don't know how much of the left believes exactly what I said but I mean we have books like this saying just that: http://www.amazon.com/Emerging-Democratic-Majority-John-Judis/dp/0743254783
This book was very well received:
Political experts John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira convincingly use hard data -- demographic, geographic, economic, and political -- to forecast the dawn of a new progressive era.
As the link from one of the major players at the NYT said in that link from last page, being white and male is "anarchistic."
As to "deliberately destroy America," well, that's a common trope of both sides. Each constantly accuse the other of that. CU was going to destroy America as an example.