The Tea Partiers and Republicans in the U.S. Congress, the States, and the public at large, are terrorist thugs who will do whatever it takes to win, even to the extent of destroying the lives of Americans and the nation itself.
Democrats do not use those tactics. Sadly, however, many of them are, at heart, political cowards. A giant yellow streak in them comes out in those Democrats, at the first signs of problems with programs that are dear to them. Then they whine and bitch about their President, and are quick to abandon him, and good programs that America has won, just to try and save their miserable political careers.
Democratic Party Senators Joe Manchin and Mary Landrieu are two people who fall into the category of cowards.
For America to win, the Democrats in Congress and in the media need to hold the line, not run like rats.