Tyrrell says it's a generational thing.....it's the 60s and early 70s all over again.
"To those of us familiar with the 1960s generation, this is the late 1960s and early 1970s all over again. In fact, many of the same dramatis personae who howled against the war and the embattled White House in the late 1960s are leading the pack again today. They are forty years older, wider in the midsection and grayer if not glabrous -- but they are as indignant as they were back in the good old days when they were wearing bell-bottomed pants, abstaining from deodorant, and dreaming of the perfect commune -- perhaps one with a genuine Indian mystic seated in his underpants. "
Thank God I left "progressiveness" behind.