Republicans like calling liberals traitors. No small number think they should be locked up and/or shot. At least one said that they wished that Al Qaeda would destroy the New York Times.
No, angry emails don't compare.
People aren't ticked because you said that Colbert wasn't funny. That's subjective, although professional comedians apparently disagree. People are ticked because you whined about Colbert being "a bully" to the most powerful man in the world, and are being ungentlemanly about it because genteel "agree to disagree" nonsense by self-proclaimed "liberals" who should know better is half the reason the Union is in such a mess.
Just so you know.