At GOP debates:
1. Supporters chant to let an uninsured man just die rather than treat him.
2. An American soldier serving on the front is booed (because he is gay).
3. Rick Perry's execution rate was cheered. (several of those executed were later found innocent, oops, shrug.)
4. Newt Gingrich suggested jailing congressmen for legislation they wrote (and Newt just happened to be against.)
And recently, a Republican official in Kentucky posted on his facebook page that he thought we should "go Taliban on" (read: kill) the American citizens exercising their civil right of peaceable assembly.
This is beyond a few random lunatics making statements to try to get attention. This is the mask slipping and revealing the monster below.
Hateful is what they are.