You and me both! They opine that the same was done to Bush, so this is only fair turn-about. Other presidents HAVE taken their share of mocking and ridicule, but it was mostly confined to their politics; if you look at political cartoons from 100 years ago, they could get pretty pointedly nasty. But the personal animosity directed toward Obama is something new, and never, NEVER was there this level of hatred toward a First Lady. I had an inkling of what was coming when I saw a video of one of the first tea party rallies, where an older guy was gleefully dangling, over his head, a stuffed monkey toy wearing a fez with "Hussein" written across it.