Here's something I wrote on September 7, 2008:
Unlike some of my liberal friends, I believe that Republicans -- even the most extreme among them -- are educable.
For example, I predict that after President Obama's inauguration, the same wackos who greeted every criticism of George W. Bush with outrage and the question, "Why do you hate America?" will suddenly realize that one can love the country while deploring the actions of its government.
As a matter of fact, I suspect that their conversion will be immediate and dramatic.
Yes, you called this too. Now, what do you see happening in 2012?
Don't know yet. It largely depends on how gratuitously obstructionist the Republicans are and on how successfully the Democrats call public attention to the destructiveness of far-right ideology.