It is a lesson for all of us to not let passion become hatred of our own. Pissant literally let the best and the perfect become the enemy of the good and it took him from us who were his friends and wished he could have found a way back to sanity.
Same here. We used to get into some furious arguments, but we always settled down, and ended off amicably. After a while, though, I found that I just could not reason with him, so I took to going the comic route. Eventually, I couldn't even do that anymore. He just crushed every last ounce of forbearance I had in me.
it makes me proud of the management here that they both gave him incredible opportunity to just moderate a bit, and failing that, they dealt with it in a reasonable fashion.
Oh, the management were more than reasonable with pissant. I've never seen anyone be given so many chances to straighten up and fly right, than he was. He fully earned the zot. I suspect that even he realizes that.
Pissant's anti-McCain stance became a war on Sarah Palin when she supported him in his bid for re-election. That's when he seemed to change. The dirt he was playing in became a bigtime mud pit but he was never a DU or HuffPo person.