There is a new conservative conspiracy theory. Harry Reid did not injure his eye in a gym accident. Harry Reid was apparently beaten up by the Mafia.
These cooky conspiracy theories are probably going to stay around and just get more and more outlandish. I am not as nostalgic as others for the alleged golden age of bipartisanship. I think Rick Perlstein showed that the mid-century American consensus politics were largely an exception rather than a rule.
What I am concerned about is the seemingly growing number of conservatives that sees any Democratic victory and/or elected politicians as being invalid and wrong as a matter of course. There is nothing wrong or abnormal about being disappointed when your side loses an election or a policy debate. There is something highly concerning when the opposition just chooses to ignore the other side winning anything in a popular democracy.