Don't even act like there were no "conservatives" (even congressmen) who never accepted Obama as the President. During the State of the Union screaming liar, and there were many (even congressmen) who questioned his birthright. The right did the very thing then that you are criticizing now. I am not surprised. You are very quick to loudly condemn the left and in a much softer voice say the right sometimes does this too.Agreed. Up to a point.
Democrats refusing to accept the Electoral College vote or attend the president's swearing-in is fundamentally different than simply challenging his ideas or policies. Even saying something nasty about him is fair game and always has been.
Trump demanded Obama release his birth certificate to the general public, which up to that point Obama had refused to do. When he finally did, Trump shut up and publicly said he accepted Obama.
In contrast, the liberals will never accept Trump. If Republican members of congress had collectively called Obama "illegitimate" from the floor of the Capital Building and refused to attend his swearing-in ceremony, or had organized mass protests at his inauguration balls, or had attempted to blacklist any entertainer who performed for Trump, this would have provoked a passionate and, very probably, violent response from liberals. There would have been incessant calls of racism and bigotry by the media, and there would have been marches and riots. You KNOW it.
Distasteful as it is, I hope liberals keep it up. This is exactly the attitude which has banished them to the wilderness and led to historic political losses in consecutive elections. Personally, I think liberals would have acted the exact same way had any Republican won. Trump just makes it a little easier to cloak their hysterical tantrums. The longer they keep it up, the more it exposes them and their allies in the media as exactly what we've always said they were.
Jim has it right. The battle is going to be the gerrymandering that is going to happen.