I'm not usually a big Mike Gerson fan--he's a bit of a marmish moralizer, and way too fond of the whole "compassionate conservatism" world (conservative conservatism is compassionate enough, thank you).
But he's written a pretty good swipe here at the Democrats. Key lines: "Liberals tend to blame this state of affairs on the brilliance of Republican fear-mongering. Meaning the slashing wittiness of Sarah Palin? The irresistible charisma of Mitch McConnell? The more likely explanation: Americans are engaged in a serious national debate about the role and size of government, in which the advocates of government-dominated health care are significantly outnumbered and vastly outmatched in enthusiasm. America, despite liberal fear-mongering, has not become "Glenn Beckistan." But it is not yet Europe"