The patholgical hatred I have seen has been from Democrats.
I do know for a fact that Democrats have said some hateful things. Sure. But in the interest of fairness, balance, and enlightment, let me show you a few quotes from Republicans
that you've apparently missed, since the hate you've seen has been only from Dems. There are many at that link, but here are a few choice ones.
"I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus - living fossils - so we will never forget what these people stood for."
- Rush Limbaugh, Denver Post, 12-29-95
"Get rid of the guy. Impeach him, censure him, assassinate him."
- Rep. James Hansen (R-UT), talking about President Clinton, as reported by journalist Steve Miner of KSUB radio who overheard his conversation, 11-01-98
"We're going to keep building the party until we're hunting Democrats with dogs."
- Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX), Mother Jones, 08-95
"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building."
- Ann Coulter, New York Observer, 08-26-02
"Chelsea is a Clinton. She bears the taint; and though not prosecutable in law, in custom and nature the taint cannot be ignored. All the great despotisms of the past - I'm not arguing for despotism as a principle, but they sure knew how to deal with potential trouble - recognized that the families of objectionable citizens were a continuing threat. In Stalin's penal code it was a crime to be the wife or child of an 'enemy of the people.' The Nazis used the same principle, which they called Sippenhaft, 'clan liability.' In Imperial China, enemies of the state were punished 'to the ninth degree': that is, everyone in the offender's own generation would be killed and everyone related via four generations up, to the great-great-grandparents, and four generations down, to the great-great-grandchildren, would also be killed."
- John Derbyshire, National Review, 02-15-01
"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors."
- Ann Coulter, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 02-26-02
These statements should not be taken as being representative of all Republicans any more than stupid statements made by Dems should be taken as representative, either. Nobody's got their hands clean.
That said, I still cannot fathom why Ann Coulter hasn't been condemned by conservatives across the board for that statement that her "only regret" with a bombing that killed a lot of innocent people, including children in a daycare center, is that it didn't happen to "liberals" instead. Ted Rall had to do a lot less than that to get me against him. I used to like Rall's cartoons, but now I can't stand the s.o.b. because he insulted Pat Tillman's sacrifice, and every Democrat I know put Rall on their sh*t-list for that one. Why Ann Coulter still has an audience at all, I have no idea.