If there's any doubt as to why the Republicans have done so poorly in this election, just look at John McCain's gracious concession speech. He was decent. He was a gentleman. His "supporters" often booed him and shouted obscenities. Until people on all sides start realizing that those they disagree with are worthy of respect and consideration, we're going to continue down this torturous path. I think most Republicans are decent people I merely disagree with. It's the extreme ones who accuse Obama of being a socialist or Marxist, of having terrorist sympathies or of threatening to tear our country apart who are the real threat to us right now. I think they're finally being marginalized, but Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and others are there to keep the flames of hate alive (that being said, I'm very impressed that some news people at Fox News are publicly battling the more offensive elements of the extreme right).