I have no particular beef with most of it, but this part is amazing:
Some people are also vexed by the word "party," thinking it explicitly means Democrats. It doesn't (though it certainly includes many). Ponnuru uses the term "party of death" the way the Nation uses "the war party" to describe hawks everywhere.
Jonah, baby, did you just ask Ramesh what the book is about and not bother to look at the cover? Or do you just think that we readers are too stupid to look at the book ourselves? For the record, here's the subtitle of "The Party of Death":
The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
It's not "The Democrats, the moderate Republicans, the libertarians, the Pro-Choice Independents, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life." Just "the Democrats." So maybe it's not so crazy for those associated with the Democratic party, or those of us who just value a political discourse that doesn't involve labeling one of the two major political parties pro-"death," to be a wee bit offended.