I love the defensive tone here. While the Democrats are the ones who want Americans to check their iPhones at the Thanksgiving table for the latest instructions from the Ministry of Information, they’re posing as if someone else is to blame for it. If only those crazy Tea Party relatives stayed home, it wouldn’t be necessary for us to create an army of agitprop-spouting drones. It’s the conversational equivalent of the doctrine of preemption. If it weren’t all so comically lame, it would be disturbing.