The President is a centrist.
His values are consistent with those of the broad range of Americans.
He is also a constitutionalist.
Those who cotton to the wingnut hypothesis that he can do no right are perhaps fortunate to have the Web's comment areas which echo the like minded.
At the polls in 2012, we may hope common sense will prevail. Patriotism is everyone's right as is criticism. But the attack on the President is a sign of something more than criticism. It is closer to hate. The first cousin of fear. Rhetorical bullying is one result.
Seeing through that, the solution is to gently prove day by day that the President is a centrist to whom we owe considerable thanks following the W debacle.