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What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

CaliRay Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:36 AM
Pundits who write articles like this are completely comfortable in blowing off the strongest of evidence that Barack Obama's "official" birth certificate is at best a fake. These writers are joined by a majority of politicians and court authorities in denying any hearing on the issue, while painting non-believers as kooks and racists. There has never been shown, and likely doesn't exist, an authenticated, paper document validating Obama's birth. It exists as only a pdf forgery, and a bad one at that.
Richard19 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:40 AM
Jonathan Goldberg is being careful not to step on the emperor's toes.

What drives Barack Obama's "doubters and haters"?

So asks Obama biographer David Maraniss in a recent op-ed article for the Washington Post. By doubters and haters he means the people who think Obama wasn't born in the U.S., that he's a secret Muslim or that he's a closet socialist.

He has an answer: "Some of it can be attributed to the give-and-take of today's harsh ideological divide. Some of it can be explained by the way misinformation spreads virally to millions of like-minded people, reinforcing preconceptions. And some of it, I believe, arises out of fears of demographic changes in this...