Could it? Look at the way supreme Villager David Gregory equates the ideological divide:
David Gregory: You know, Perry talked about potentially seceding from the union. You think that’s extreme. Well people on the other side think that introducing health care reform for the whole country is akin to European Socialism.
Secession now equals what the right says about health care reform?
But it can get worse, because the White House buys that argument. God forbid they lead, much better to cower.