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Concerning this post:
1. It is not any kind of orthodox Republican talking point that Barack Obama is “an alien and a threat.” Most Republicans simply view the President as someone with whom we disagree on a host of policy issues. To be sure, there are some Republicans who hold extreme views, and because of the nature of the press coverage in this country, where the most controversial people get the biggest megaphones, we hear their voices the loudest. That doesn’t mean that those voices are representative of the bulk of Republicans in the country. (PS: Polls are snapshots of selected sets of the population, at selected times. They may offer an insight into certain trends, they may certainly be valuable sources of information, but they do not offer the whole picture–how could they?–when it comes to public opinion concerning a given topic, and therefore, are not definitive proof of anything. Something to bear in mind if and when you try to respond by citing a poll purporting to state that Republicans believe the President is a “socialislamokenyan just to the right of Stalin,” or some other such silly contention.)
2. The mere fact that Republicans are negotiating with the Obama Administration over legislation does not mean that critiques against the Administration are somehow invalidated. You weren’t making this claim about the supposed invalidity of Democratic critiques of George W. Bush when Democrats were negotiating with him over legislation, were you?
3. Just out of curiosity, how much “meep, meeping” were you doing when the election results were coming in on the night of November 2nd? You tool.