In a grocery store parking lot, in Western North Carolina, a car with a rebel flag sticker and “F-you Obama” below it. I am so fed up with the hate generated by the extreme right and the constant attacks on Obama. I am asking the mainstream press to stand up against right-wing extremism and racism in this country, both of which has gotten out of control. Let us have reasoned dialogue and debate instead of this noxious mudslinging directed at President Obama. Let the tragedy in Charleston serve as a lesson to us all–to cool the rhetoric and instead sit down and reason together, folks with a conscience on the left, right, and at the center of the political spectrum.