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What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

Charles Kirtley Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 7:48 AM
I'm not so sure if it's hatred of Obama, or hatred of elites in general. This includes the Washington elites, media types, academics, Hollywood, etc. etc. They all want to tell us how to live our lives while making themselves fat and happy at the expense of the peasants. The internet has made it easier for the little people to see what is really going on, and many of us hate what we see.

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...