I finally gave up because of the racism and birtherism and the utter nonsense about Obama being a socialist or atheist or Muslim or Marxist.
As a Christian believer it got too much for me that my friends and my church and my circle of acquaintances on the conservative side spouted this nonsense, mostly when they thought it was safe, thinking I supported their views.
Mr. Obama is the lawfully elected President of the United States, a legal citizen, and a representative of all that's good about America.
I got tired of the undercurrent of racism that's endemic to my party. I left it.
I got tired of the constant sneers about queers and gays and lesbians, as if they are half-Americans. (cont)