Same as it ever was.
Maybe we need to remind everyone (especially the media) if you don't have a video, it didn't happen.
Funny, when someone threw this bit of folk-lore in my face this morning I had to admit it sounds terrible, and didn't know anything of it. I guess in future I should read Huffington Post before accepting breakfast invitations from lefties.
Of course, agreeing that spiting and name calling is a bad thing has no bearing on the arguments over policy to the extent that such arguments exist. I'm sure there has been spiting and name calling on both sides. People feel strongly about the issue on both sides.
Let's all line up for our government job now.