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If “both sides do it”, as the righties and their media defenders like to say, why is it that both sides fear the far-right teabaggers more than anything else?

This morning’s latest example, via DKos (I’m sure there will be more before lunchtime):

In an e-mail sent a few hours after Saturday’s massacre in Tucson that killed six and injured 14, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Miller told state Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen he was quitting: “Today my wife of 20 yrs ask (sic) me do I think that my PCs (Precinct Committee members) will shoot at our home? So with this being said I am stepping down from LD20GOP Chairman…I will make a full statement on Monday.”

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The newly-elected Dist. 20 Republican secretary, Sophia Johnson of Ahwatukee, first vice chairman Roger Dickinson of Tempe and Jeff Kolb, the former district spokesman from Ahwatukee, also quit. “This singular focus on ‘getting’ Anthony (Miller) was one of the main reasons I chose to resign,” Kolb said in an e-mail to another party activist. Kolb confirmed the contents of the e-mail to the Republic.

When was the last time a Democrat (or a Republican) resigned any sort of position because he or she feared being shot at by folks on their left wing? Answer: Never.

Oh, and when Tweeting stuff like this, the hashtag is #BothSidesDONT