There is a great article from The Daily Beast discussing the "yahoos" that seem to be pounding the GOP drum over the past 8 months. The author contends that those fighting for Obama's birth certificate are making a farce of the party and threaten to destroy it. I couldn't agree more.
The value of political parties, in their purest form, is a magazine of ideas that shows some flexibility, but holds to one core value (small government v. government utility) to promote the remainder of the planks. I hope that my boiling of the Democrat platform to "government utility" is without contention, as I think the most noble goal of Democrats is to raise up the under-represented and disadvantaged through the use of government. I certainly don't agree with the means, but I understand the reason behind it.
Right now the Republicans have a legion of people wearing American flags as polo shirts, calling Obama "Owe-bama", and railing about his birth certificate. It is disheartening. If you asked these same people about how the economy should be cured or how we should address rogue nations (remember when we used that term?) like North Korea, they'll stare back at you and say "I want the gubment out of my bidness...TEA PARTY, WHOOOO!" I don't mean to completely disparage those that I may otherwise agree with, but let's drop this crap. Obama is the President of our country. If you disagree with his ideas, come up with better ones and sell them to your community.
If you can't do that, you are wasting your time.