Behind Enemy Lines
I just realized that much of leftist rhetoric we've seen lately: insulting “red” states, taking about secession, exaggerating the liberalism of the “blue” states, etc. will have the effect of convincing us blue-state conservatives that we're behind enemy lines. I suspect they think that will make us surrender.
Some of them might have manipulated the exit polls on election day for a similar reason. They thought they could win if they could just make us despair. On the other hand, I followed the reactions to the polls at The Corner and the polls just made us right-wing crackpots put even more effort into getting out the vote. The exit polls might have even helped Bush carry Ohio.