Since Pres Obama has taken office (well, it could go as far back as when he won the election) it seems like the Republican party is imploding on itself. It seems like they have become extremely fractured, and can't put out a consistent message (not like this is anything new, just a lot more obvious and polarized). It's getting harder and harder to take them seriously, for me anyways. Are more people just starting to grow weary of their fear mongering and end of the world BS? When they were in power (Bush in the White House), they strove to create an "us vs them" mentality. Either you're a Super Patriot, or you're a terrorist. Now that they're out of power, its the same chasm they are pushing, but on a smaller scale (and internal to the country). You're either for America, or you're a Socialist. I'm starting to wonder if they are trying to stir up the same kind of hysteria that led to McCarthyism. And it just blows my mind that they are so unafraid to openly exclaim that they want the President to fail. A hundred years ago, anyone who made such a declaration would be accused of treason. It makes me wonder if they really want what's best for America, or just to be in control. They'll be the first to criticize something (say, the economic bailouts, bills, etc), but they'll be the last to offer a viable alternative, or even constructive criticism. Additionally, most republicans seem to have forgotten the concept of Separation of Church and State. Stopping abusing and clogging the legislative system with bills and laws that enforce your own religious beliefs! I'm sure if they could, they would make the US a theocracy. In which case America would have ultimately and utterly failed, as freedom of religion is one of the reasons it was created in the first place.