Instapundit is noticing that those who call for tolerance often seem the most intolerant. The latest example that he’s listing is the vicious response of the gay rights community to finding out one of their members is a Republican. Another recent response might be the people calling for the death of Michelle Malkin because they claim she speaks hateful things. Yeah.

Actually though, I don’t think Glenn has it right: It’s not that those who call for tolerance often seem the most intolerant, its that the modern left, which has been notably intolerant throughout its history, has been trying to claim that it is in fact the champions of tolerance for the past 40 years.