What I left out of that post -- for word count purposes and to keep the post focused -- was the second thing my Conservative Friend said, which didn't sit well with me.
"A 16 year old with more love and understand of this country and its true values than every Democrat combined."
This particular friend is former military, extremely patriotic to the point of nationalism, and hate's Obama with a passion. I don't know if he meant every Democrat in Congress, every elected official at any level or any person who affiliates with Democratic Party. In any of those cases, that's a very board brush to stroke with and one of the reasons I generally distance myself from people like that.