These examples demonstrate this.
The most glaring of these is the outburst by South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson who called the President a liar during his health care speech. As outrageous as this was, Joe still raised a million dollars in campaign funds shortly afterwards.
Bill Maher noted this about the incident. "To heckle a President, to shout in the middle of a speech, would he have done that if it was a white President? I don't think so. I think this is a southern guy who thinks "I can do whatever I want when it's a black guy speaking."
Another was Gen. Stanley McChrystal's statements criticizing the President in Rolling Stone magazine. He lost his career over this, but it shows just how little respect McChrystal or perhaps the military in general - has for the Commander in Chief.
When the President tried to give a speech to schoolchildren urging them to stay in school, the mob went into convulsions. His motives were immediately questioned by conservative media, school districts and parents.
I have a vivid memory of a distraught mother crying and moaning, "I can't imagine them (the children) having to see that?" What "that" is she talking about? Undoubtedly the lady is now a member in good standing of some Tea Party.
The reason given by the people opposed to letting their kids see a speech urging them to stay in school was that the President might try to indoctrinate them into a "Cult of Obama"! A Limbaugh show substitute, Mark Steyn, said such cult would be built based on models like those of Saddam Hussein or Kim Jong-Il.
Some school districts around the country directed schools not to give time to the speech; others sent home a permission slip asking parents to give their okay.
In Florida, the state Republican chairman said he "was appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology."
Of all the things the mob has done, this is probably the silliest. As far as I know, Fox and friends have not done a follow up story on the Cult of Obama or interviewed parents to see if their kids came home from school with a far away look in their eyes.
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Today, the lynch mob is in full swing and their "Don't Tread on Me" banner flies over much of America.
Millions have been won over by their hate and irrationality and they appear set to make big gains in the election.
Excerpts from "Rage, Racism and American Unreason" by Susan Jacoby in the Washington Post on September 14, 2009:
"We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls "a political era of uninhibited belligerence," that is finding expression in sermons, at town hall meetings, on radio talk shows, even on the floor of Congress."
"Maureen Dowd of the New York Times told it like it is in her op-ed column Sunday, when she said that the real meaning of South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's health care speech was not "you lie" but "you lie--boy."
"Many Americans spent a good deal of time last November patting themselves on the back for having elected an African-American president. What we are seeing now is the bitterness of an un-reconciled minority that will never accept the legitimacy of that election."