The tea party was not about Obama the man of color being elected. It was about Obama the Prog globalist extremist coming to power with the help of the Vichy RINO Republicans. The disdain for John McCain existed even back then by many Non Prog voters. The establishment always making sure its key candidates are the ones to run for the highest office and even using other candidates to knock people out. The way Palin was treated was a disgrace. By Progs and Non Progs. And the entertainers were the worst.This. The day he was elected in 2008, the right wing in this country absolutely lost their collective shit. Up rises the Tea Party and beginnings of the alt-right movement.
Obama had his foreign policy blunders but at least he was solid domestically and he was interested and invested in being President. And given the fact that you have what
you have in the WH now, I can see why they are still absolutely obsessed with Obama a full 3.5 years after he left the Oval Office.