On an internet chat page on health care, I couldn't help but notice that the conservatives were continuously referring to their Democratic foes as "the Dums." Not to be outdone, the liberals kept labeling the GOP "the Repubes."
Now, I know internet chat forums tend to attract the shallow end of the human gene pool, but nonetheless, this strikes me as a serious 2x4 to the head of an open and reasonable political discourse. Dums and Repubes? Really?