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What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

Topeka Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 1:38 PM
Jerry, great ... links to a Conspiracy Theory website conflating fact with hyperbole and fiction. This is the type of nonsense Goldberg is trying to distance himself from. Like the Birch Society - it prefers to discredit itself by wallowing in paranoia rather than seeking to expose the facts - which are totally sufficiently bad enough. I'm happy to defend the facts against Deniers like Medved, and shallow milquetoasts like Goldberg, but matching the Left-Wing Nut-job for Nut-job is not a winning strategy ... ... They Have More Nuts Than We Do!

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...