If arguing on the internet proves anything, it's that there is always someone smarter, more eloquent, meaner, or more sarcastic than you are. I've clashed with betters many times and lost on many fronts, except perhaps for sarcasm. There I'm waiting.
So as the veteran of more than a few bloody noses, it behooves me to point out that before one lays into personal attacks on an internet master, such as Radley Balko, one should research carefully. And perhaps one should also avoid hotlinking from the master's site:
Enjoy your Obama dildo.