Can you imagine if the scandals surrounding the current crop of tea party candidates were instead the actions of liberals?

Imagine if a liberal candidate for high office had a 10-year-old love child he’d just recently told his wife about; would the right stay silent? And then what if this pugnacious candidate threatened to “take out” a reporter who used freedom of the press to reveal this information. What if this same candidate had forwarded a bunch of racially bigoted and sexually graphic e-mails and bragged about it?

Would Barack Obama have become president of the United States with this history?