At a Democrat party meeting in midtown Manhattan a few weeks his election to Party Chairman, Howard Dean said: "I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
Thus far, the Democrat's hate strategy has seen their numbers decline in both the house and the Senate over two consecutive elections. That same strategy caused the middle ground of the American electorate to walk away in disgust this past presidential election.
Shortly after the election, Democrats insisted that President Bush needed to "reach out" and be more bipartisan. While the President no doubt understands the biblical admonition in Matthew 5:43-48 "love those who hate you" I'm not sure that extends to embracing the political agenda of the haters.