Were you one of those people who hoped that the spectacle of watching the sitting president heckled would be a one-time thing? Think again, because this kind of misbehavior has proven to be quite lucrative.
What's been missing from our national discourse on "is it race or isn't it?" is the distinction psychologists and neuroscientists have made for over two decades between conscious and unconscious prejudice.
The color of the President's skin does not matter to the lunatics dictating the direction of the Republican Party. I mean, it matters in that it's icing on the cake -- but they were baking regardless of all that.
The American people have an unfortunate habit of taking valuable public servants who have made stupid public statements and forming an instant bucket-brigade to deliver those public servants to the trash heap of history.