"I wouldn't call it a lynching, because that's a tasteless exaggeration, but Obama has been subjected to an amazing amount of irrational rage since being elected president. There's always a sore loser faction of the party that loses a presidential election, but that group is enormous in today's GOP."
This I can agree with. The "lynching" claim is just cheap race baiting coming from people who want to dumb down any conversation that may be critical of the president. People who resort to such tactics at the slightest provocation clearly aren't matue enough to handle our having a black president.
But I do have to say that the backlash against Obama was immediate and somewhat inexplicable. He'd been in office maybe 45 days when I drove through town and saw a rally in the square where people were demanding to have "their country back". These same dopes were nowhere to be found when Bush screwed over this country for 8 years. But someone from another party gets elected and they were up in arms BEFORE HE HAD DONE ANYTHING. It was a pathetic display of humanity and I honestly had the urge to perform a civic duty by veering off the road and running these sorry excuses for Americans over... Obviously, these people were not deep thinkers and were mostly offended that the other party was in power, although I would bet there were some racists among them as well.
But since then, Obama has done plenty for Americans to be displeased about and dismissing specific criticisms as "racism" is just as stupid as the behavior I witnessed in the town square. The "you're a racist if you don't like Obama" crowd is just as mindless as the "I want my country back" crowd.