There were a lot of folks on the left who really hated Bush. They thought he was a dummy, that his administration was in league with Big Oil, that torturing people was evil, that the war in Iraq was about oil, etc. But nobody claimed he had a secret plan to become dictator. There was nothing like the claim that Obama is a secret Muslim, or that he's going to use UN troops to take over the country, or that he's Indonesian, or Kenyan, or a communist. There was no talk of seceding from the Union, nobody was stockpiling ammunition. Where does the irrational, schizophrenic hatred of Obama come from?