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What's Behind Hatred of Obama?
Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 08/01/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by Kaslin

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 country, and out of racism."

True enough! Some people are no doubt driven by such motivations and anxieties; "some" is a gloriously accommodating word.

But that hardly settles things. For an essay titled "What Drives the Obama Doubters and Haters," Maraniss offers no explanation until the last paragraph (the quote above). And even then he offers no evidence, just assertions.

I think Maraniss is a great reporter, and I don't believe for a moment he is in on a cover-up of Obama's "real" place of birth or his secret Muslim faith. (Nor do I think either allegation is true.)

As to Obama's closet socialism, I've never found it unreasonable (never mind racist or paranoid) to think Obama's more comfortable with European-style social democracy (aka socialism).

Still, let me add two culprits to Maraniss' list: The first is Barack Obama. The second is the journalistic establishment that worked so hard to get him elected.

As Maraniss demonstrates quite effectively in his book, "Barack Obama: The Story," Obama's identity has long been a cultivated political project. Much of the poetic license -- to use a kind phrase -- Obama deploys to tell his own story is plausible only to those eager to take him at his word.

Maraniss couldn't authenticate Obama's tales of racial hardship as a young man. His grandfather being tortured by the British, the bigotry of his high school basketball coach? Untrue.

Moreover, Obama's explanations about the aspects of his past that have managed to become controversies have always seemed insufficient to people not disposed to root for him. Bill Ayers -- a former domestic terrorist -- was "just a guy living in my neighborhood." Obama's word that he wasn't a member of the radical New Party was enough for the press corps to stop digging for evidence that he was (as reported by my National Review Online colleague Stanley Kurtz). Jeremiah Wright? Only right-wing crazies care about him.

Even Obama's more recent embellishments about, for instance, being outspent and outgunned in his previous political races strike many people as the sorts of fibs that would create journalistic frenzies if uttered by a Republican.

And then there's the huge divergence between the president Obama said he would be and the president he's actually been. In 2008, Obama insisted that he was a unifier, a pragmatist and a non-ideologue. You don't have to be a birther or a secret-Muslim conspiracy theorist to feel like that was all a big con job. That's politics and not deceit (a subtle distinction!), but dismay at how Obama has governed doesn't amount to racial panic either. And blame for the widespread feeling that we were sold a bill of goods by a cheering press does, in fact, belong to the press.

Yes, Obama also signaled to his base that he intended to be a "transformative" president, a progressive Ronald Reagan. But that message was intended only for his base. Whenever conservatives picked up on those notes -- when he said he wanted to "spread the wealth around," etc. -- the immediate response from the Sunday talk show crowd was that conservatives were being paranoid for misreading Obama, the pragmatist.

It's fine to beat up on conspiracy theorists, but journalistic muckety-mucks who are mystified by their ever-shrinking credibility -- and profitability -- might wonder what they've done to fuel a climate of distrust. There's a reason why ABC's Jake Tapper is one of the few nonconservative reporters respected on the right: He's stayed as skeptical of Obama as he was of George W. Bush.

Meanwhile, it's fascinating how much attention the conspiracy theorists get. It's almost as if some journalists want to use them as bogeymen to discredit all criticism of Obama. That's some journalists, not all.


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1 posted on 08/01/2012 7:55:04 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What’s behind hatred of Sarah Palin?


2 posted on 08/01/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Kaslin
What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

It's racism, pure and simple. Were Obama white he would be more beloved than Reagan and Clinton combined.

</sarc>

3 posted on 08/01/2012 7:58:13 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Kaslin

It’s not just der Fuehrer; I hate all democrats. They are not our friends, they will put a knife in your back if it benefits them and they are toxic to the Constitution and the republic.

FUBO & FAD


4 posted on 08/01/2012 7:58:33 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Kaslin

For me, it’s simple. I hate people who me and my country.

Any other rhetoric on the matter is just pooffery.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Kaslin

What drives Barack Obama’s “doubters and haters”?

Is this dumbass kidding?...How about hatred of mountains and mountains of debt you f’ing idiot!


6 posted on 08/01/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kaslin; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: What's Behind Hatred of Obama?

It is... his anti-American, Socialist policies, stupid!

7 posted on 08/01/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Kaslin

Well, obviously it’s not that he’s a crypto

Marxist, Muslim, Racist

who intends to destroy our capitalist economy,
destroy our Christian heritage, values, and traditions,
and hates white people -

it must be because of his skin color. Yep, that’s it!
If only he were a WHITE crypto-Marxist/Muslim/racist,
we’d support him.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 8:02:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

It’s reciprocal. He started it.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 8:02:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1289 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Kaslin

“What’s Behind Hatred of Obama?”

For me...it’s Obama’s deep, long-standing and very public pride in how much HE hates America!


10 posted on 08/01/2012 8:03:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin
What's not to hate regarding marxist?

5.56mm

11 posted on 08/01/2012 8:03:41 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

What’s behind all the confusing conflict between David Maraniss, Obama and other writers?

I looked up his book on Amazon and found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Story-David-Maraniss/product-reviews/1439160406/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

A book filled with shoddy research?, July 9, 2012
By Dakkumen (USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Barack Obama: The Story (Hardcover)
David Maraniss’s book ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ begins in the Introduction by stating that ‘Dreams from My Father’ should fall into the “realm of literature and memoir, not history and autobiography, and should not be read as rigorously factual account.”

If ‘Dreams from My Father’ can’t be read as a rigorous factual account, then how should it be read? As a fiction book? If ‘Dreams’ should be read as fiction, then why does Maraniss freely reference ‘Dreams’ and other Obama biographical books - all of which are based on ‘Dreams’ as a non-fiction book - such as ‘The Bridge’ by David Remnick, ‘A Singular Woman’ by Janny Scott, ‘The Other Barack’ by Sally Jacobs and ‘Obamaland’ by Ron Jacobs?

It quickly became clear, however, that Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ also falls into this same “realm” - a fiction book passed off as non-fiction. A couple of other books which would then fall into this same “realm” are ‘Fugitive Days’ by Bill Ayers and ‘Death of Innocence’ by John and Patsy Ramsey.

Here are just a few of the many unanswered questions from Maraniss’s book:

1. a) ‘Dreams’ states Ann Dunham was “born at the ARMY BASE where Gramps [Stan Dunham] is stationed.” b) Remnick states in his book ‘ The Bridge’ that Ann Dunham was born @ Fort Leavenworth. c) Maraniss states in his book that Ann Dunham was born @ St Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Who then is guilty of shoddy research: Barack Obama & David Remnick or David Maraniss?

2. Maraniss calculates that in Ann Dunham’s first semester of college she “appeared” to ace to two classes for eight credits and dropped (failed) three classes for a total grade point average of 1.35:

((4x4) + (4x4) + (Xx0 + Yx0 + Zx0))/((4 + 4) + (X + Y + Z)) = 1.35

Hence, (X + Y + Z)) = 15.7.

How could the total credits of Ann’s three dropped classes equal 15.7?

The only possibility is if one of Ann’s classes was a five credit course for which she received a B grade and the other class was a three credit class for which she received an A. Ann’s other three dropped classes would then have to total 12 credits, with a total sum of all the classes equaling 20 credits:

((5x3) + (3x4) + (12x0))/ (5 + 3 + 12) = 1.35

However, Ann’s “partial” transcript specifically says the classes were four credits each. Therefore something is seriously amiss in Ann Dunham’s 1960 college transcript which Maraniss failed to calculate.

Was this the type of calculation Maraniss used when he said he “calculated” (pg 158) that Ann & Obama Sr were having sex in Obama Sr.’s apartment in the fall of 1960?

3. Maraniss states in his book that Obama Sr. wrote his father in Kenya in 1960 about his upcoming marriage to Ann Dunham and that this letter was likely sent by “SPECIAL TRAIN, the Mail Express which ran on Tuesdays and Tursdays, to five designated towns east and west Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, and Kitale.”

Is this the same type of “special” train that Barack & Auma Obama were on when they visited their Grandma in Kenya which somehow left Nairobi traveling to the west and passed through the slum MATHARE:

‘At five-thirty in the evening, our train rumbled out of the old Nairobi train station heading west for Kisumu... My imagination failed me, and I returned to the present landscape, no longer bush but the rooftops of MATHARE stretching into the foothills beyond. Passing one of the slum’s open-air markets, I saw a row of small boys wave to the train.’ (Dreams from My Father Ch 18)

Any train leaving Nairobi to the west passes through the slum of Kibera and NOT the slum Mathare. Mathare is on the east side of Nairobi and has NO trains passing through it.

4. a) Ron Jacobs states in ‘Obamaland’ that Ann Dunham & Obama Sr. were married in late 1960. b) Peter Firstbrook states in his book ‘The Obamas’ that Ann Dunham & Obama Sr. were married on Feb 2, 1961 and that Stanley & Madelyn Dunham were present at the wedding. c) Maraniss states and in his book in his 2008 article titled ‘Though Obama Had to Leave’ that Ann Dunham & Obama Sr. were married on Feb 2, 1961 with NO ONE present at the wedding.

Who then is guilty of shoddy research: Ron Jacobs, Peter Firstbrook or David Maraniss?

5. a) ‘Dreams’ states that: “ At the time of his death, my father remained a myth to me, both more and less than a man. He had left Hawaii back in 1963, when I was only two years old,.” b) Auma Obama states in her book ‘And Then Life Happens’ that: “Little Barack was two when Barack Sr, left Hawaii.” c) Maraniss states in his book that Obama Sr left Hawaii in 1962.

Who is guilty of shoddy research: Barack Obama & Auma Obama or David Maraniss?

6. Maraniss states in his 2008 article that, in 1961, Ann Dunham was on her way to Boston with baby Barry:

‘Susan Botkin, Maxine Box and John W. Hunt all remember Ann showing up in Seattle late that summer [in 1961] with little Barry, as her son was called. “She was on her way from her mother’s house to Boston to be with her husband,” Botkin recalled. “[She said] he had transferred to grad school and she was going to join him. And I was intrigued with who she was and what she was doing. Stanley was an intense person . . . but I remember that afternoon, sitting in my mother’s living room, drinking ICED TEA and eating SUGAR COOKIES. She had her BABY and was talking about her husband, and what life held in store for her. She seemed so confident and self-assured and relaxed. She was leaving the next day to fly on to BOSTON.”’

Maraniss then implies (by omission) in his book that, in 1961, Ann Dunham was NOT on her way to Boston with baby Barry :

“Barry was not yet a month old when they left Honolulu in late August 1961.” ...And she made her way over to Susan Botkin’s mother house with the baby and spent an afternoon there. ...But there they sat in the living room, drinking ICED TEA and eating SUGAR COOKIES as Ann cradled baby Barry. ...Did Obama make his way up to see Ann and little Barry, who were still in Seattle and would not return to Honolulu until later that year? That is not known. Susan Botkin had a memory of Ann talking about following her husband to Harvard, something she may have known about in spring 1962, ...”

Why does Susan Botkin’s amazingly clear recollection change without explanation (except for the iced tea & sugar cookies) between Maraniss’s 2008 article and his 2012 book?

7. a) Janny Scott states in her book ‘A Singular Woman’ that Ann Dunham & Lolo Soetoro were married on March 5, 1964. b) Maraniss states in his book that Ann Dunham & Lolo Soetoro were married on March 15, 1965.

Who is guilty of shoddy research: Janny Scott or David Maraniss?

8. a) Maraniss states in his 2008 article that Ann Dunham majored in math: “By the time he was 6, Barry Obama was a hyper-aware boy with much to think about. His mother had returned to school at the University of Hawaii and had received a degree in what her family considered an unlikely major — MATH.”

b) Maraniss states in his book that Ann Dunham received her majored in anthropology.

Who is guilty of shoddy research: David Maraniss in 2008 or David Maraniss in 2012?

9. a) ‘Dreams’ claims Obama took a cross-country trip with his mother, Tut and Maya in 1972 and that during this trip he watched the “Watergate hearings every night before going to bed.” (Note: The Watergate Hearings took place in 1973). b) Ron Jacobs claims in his book that the cross-country trip took place in 1972. c) Maraniss claims in his book that the cross-country trip took place during the summer of 1973.

Is Barack Obama guilty of a Maraniss “calculation” and/or who is guilty of shoddy research: Ron Jacobs or Maraniss?

10. Maraniss states in his book that: “Early in the summer of 1982, before Obama’s senior year at Columbia, his mother and sister, Maya, came to New York from Indonesia. Ann was only thirty-nine, Maya TWELVE.”

Since Maya was born on August 15, 1970, is this another example of a Maraniss “calculation”?

11. a) ‘Dreams’ claims Auma Obama called him 1983 in New York telling him that their brother David Ndesdanjo has died:

‘In 1983, I decided to become a community organizer. ...Then one day, as I sat down at my computer to write an article on interest-rate swaps, something unexpected happened. Auma called. I had never met this half sister; we had written only intermittently. ... But two days before she was scheduled to arrive, Auma called again, the voice thicker now, barely a whisper. “I can’t come after all,” she said. “One of our brothers, DAVID...he’s been killed. In a motorcycle accident. I don’t know any more than that.” She began to cry. “Oh, Barack. Why do these things happen to us?”’

b) Maraniss claims in his book that Auma Obama called Barack Obama in New York sometime in the fall of 1984 saying that their brother David Ndesandjo has died.

c) Auma Obama says in her book that she wrote letters to Barack (no call is mentioned) and visited Barack in Chicago in August 1984.

d) ‘Dreams’ has Barack Obama arriving in Chicago in July 1986.

e) David Remnick claims in his book that Barack Obama arrived in Chicago in June 1985.

f) Maraniss claims in his book that Barack Obama arrived in Chicago in July 1985.

g) ‘Dreams’ has Auma Obama visiting Obama in Chicago in either 1986 or 1987 via plane.

h) Maraniss claims in his book that Auma Obama visited Obama in Chicago in 1986 via train.

i) David Ndesandjo died in 1987. Huh?

Who is guilty of horribly shoddy research: Barack Obama, Auma Obama, David Remnick or David Maraniss?

12. a) ‘Dreams’ states Obama visited his married brother Roy in Washington sometime in the spring of 1987:

” that something different was going on with the children of the South Side that spring of 1987; that an invisible line had been crossed, a blind and ugly corner turned. ... The next morning, I flew down to Washington, D.C., where my brother Roy now lived. We had first spoken to each other during Auma’s visit to Chicago; she had told me then that Roy had married an American Peace Corps worker and had moved to the States.”

b) Maraniss claims in his book that Obama visited his brother Roy in December of 1985. c) Auma Obama claims in her book that Michelle and Barack Obama & Ann Dunham attended Roy’s wedding in Maryland in 1990.

Who is guilty of shoddy research: Barack Obama, Auma Obama, or David Maraniss?

13. a) ‘Dreams’ implies that Barack Obama took his mythical first trip to Kenya in 1988. b) Maraniss implies in his book that Barack Obama took his mythical first trip to Kenya in 1988. c) Barack Obama states in an August 28, 2006 speech in Nairobi, Kenya that he first visited Kenya in 1987:

“The first time I came to Kenya was in 1987. I had just finished three years of work as a community organizer in low-income neighborhoods of Chicago, and was about to enroll in law school. My sister, Auma, was teaching that year at this university, and so I came to stay with her for a month.” (NOTE: Obama’s statement also implies that Obama was working in Chicago in 1984.)

d) David Remnick claims in his book that Obama’s mythical first trip to Kenya took place both in 1987 (photos) and also in 1988.

Did Obama’s first trip to Kenya take place in 1987 or 1988? Who is guilty of shoddy research: Barack Obama, David Remnick or David Maraniss?

14. a) ‘Dreams’ claims that Auma took her Volkswagen Beetle to a mechanic during his first trip to Kenya (in 1987 or 1988?). b) Maraniss claims in his book that Auma’s Volkswagen Beetle broke down during the first Kenya trip and that “Auma and Barack had to push it to the curb until some young men came to fix it.” c) Auma Obama claims in her book that her Volkswagen Beetle broke down when Barack and Michelle visited Kenya in 1990: “One day [in 1990], when we were driving along the three-lane Uhuru Highway, Barack next to me, Michelle in the backseat, I suddenly found myself forced to stop abruptly and get us all out of the Beetle. ...”Get out! It’s on fire!” I shouted.” d) ‘Dreams’ claims Michelle and Barack went to Kenya in 1992 after their engagement.

Did Auma Obama’s Volkswagen Beetle break down (or was only taken to a mechanic) in 1987, 1988, 1990 or 1992? Who is guilty of horribly shoddy research: Barack Obama, Auma Obama or David Maraniss?

15. a) ‘Dreams’ claims Obama that he first met Mark Ndesandjo on his first trip to Kenya (in 1987 or 1988?). b) Maraniss claims in his book that Mark Ndesandjo was in Ruth’s house during Obama’s first Kenya trip (in 1987 or 1988?) with Ruth recalling: “I have a sitting room. I was sitting on the couch. My husband was in his chair. I thought Mark was in the other chair.” c) Obama states in an CNN in 2009 that he first met Mark in 2007: “I met him [Mark] for the first time a couple of years ago.”

Did Barack Obama first meet Mark Ndesandjo in 1987, 1988, or 2007? Who then is guilty of shoddy research: Barack Obama or David Maraniss?

16. a) Maraniss claims in his book that a poem titled ‘Pop’ is about a nickname for Frank Marshall Davis’s and, at the same time, about Stanley Dunham:

“But the essence of the work [”Pop” poem] points in another direction, toward Frank Marshall Davis, the old black poet of Honolulu. ..Pop, or Pops, was a nickname ... Stan or Frank, Stan and Frank - the same in the end.”

b) David Remnick claims in ‘The Bridge’ that the ‘Pop’ poem is about Stanley Dunham.

c) Jack Cashill wrote back in early 2010 that the ‘Pop’ poem was about Frank Marshall Davis: ‘What I Learned from Obama’s Pop’ (AmericanThinker - March 7, 2010)

Who or what is the ‘Pop’ poem about? Answer can be found in Jack Cashill’s book ‘Deconstructing Obama’.

Maybe in Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story - Part 2’, we’ll learn the answer to another question which no one - including Obama “biographers” Ron Jacobs, David Remnick & Janny Scott - has yet been able to correctly answer: When were Barack & Michelle Obama married?

Out of the possible dates - late summer 1992, October 1992, October 3, 1992, October 10, 1992, early October 1992, and October 18, 1992 - listed for Barack & Michelle’s wedding, which one is David Maraniss going to pick out of a hat?


12 posted on 08/01/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin
What's Behind Obama's Self-Hatred?

Tackle that one, Jonah, and you have all the answers.

13 posted on 08/01/2012 8:05:27 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Kaslin

I know a very real resaon, but it’s not PC, so I won’t say...it can be applied to Sarah too.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Kaslin

A brain capable of thinking.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kaslin

How about he’s a self aggrandizing blowhard who couldn’t hit his own ass with both hands with a GPS to help him?

How about hes got about as much ability to run anything as the Tick I pulled off my dog yesterday?


16 posted on 08/01/2012 8:06:43 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: Kaslin

It is simple for me. The man is a lying Marxist. When someone like that is caught time and again lying about his past, it behooves us to look deeply into his whole charade. The press has helped as well for refusing to vet the weasel and propagandizing for him non stop.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 8:06:49 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Kaslin

BO is not a “closet Socialist.” He is an out-of-the-closet Socialist. Much, much better men than he, died to defend the freedom left to this nation by its Founders. Patriots will never be satisfied to turn this country over to a bunch of Leftist enemies without a fight.

Currently, the fight is economic and political.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 8:07:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: RJS1950

Ditto. All ‘Rats are scum in my view.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 8:09:01 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Excellent question.

How quickly the sheeple forget that the church which she attended was nearly burned down in the hate-filled frenzy generated by the media.

I never did hear whether her congregation was able to repair it or had to rebuild it.

Can you imagine the resulting media frenzy if something like that happened to Rev. Wright's church?

20 posted on 08/01/2012 8:09:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

She “stinks” to them... 2 Cor 2:14-16


21 posted on 08/01/2012 8:10:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Yo-Yo

It is because of his color-— Communist Red


22 posted on 08/01/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Kaslin
The second is the journalistic establishment that worked so hard to get him elected.
23 posted on 08/01/2012 8:10:51 AM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Kaslin

Whats behind it for me is that I’m not stupid. I can see in 100 ways that he drips with contempt for me and everything I believe in. I’m merely responding in kind.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 8:10:51 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Kaslin
People tend to hate those who are arrogant, pretentious, hypocritical, phony, bitter and denigrate everything people hold dear. They also hate habitual, automatic liars, sowers of discord, thieves and people who are full of hate themselves.

This is why people hate Obama.

My guess is that those who love him just hate all the same things that he does.
25 posted on 08/01/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by hemogoblin
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To: Kaslin

What’s behind the hatred? Hatred because he happens to be half-black, now subtly implied he is a direct descendant of the VERY FIRST BLACK enslaved in this country? This Obama?

In truth, it is a seething disappointment of a brighter wish - a wish and some hope, too, that we could put all this black/white racism crap behind us.

Instead, all we get from Obama is division, hatred and abandonment of white peoples’ concerns replaced with outright fiat by the DOJ they would no longer prosecute black-on-white hate crimes, nor pursue egregious and flagrant violations (ala the Philadelphia Black Panther voter intimidation).

All we get from Obama is BLAME. Blame for whitey, blame for Bush, blame for Wall Street, blame for Capitalism, blame for anyone anywhere that isn’t black or Democrat. Meanwhile his black administration conspires with Green enterprises, automotive enterprises, willing liberal ideologues to bankrupt this country and to ‘get paid’.

You can bet your ass there is hatred. A hatred fueled by not only by disappointment but by a now-realized epiphany of the real ill this despot racist Muslim intends for this America. Yea, there’s hate - and it is well-deserved.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 8:14:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Kaslin
Do I hate Obama? No, I don't hate the man. In fact, I hardly know him. Which is why I don't want him in the White House.

It started with his campaign. I called his campaign headquarters in Chicago, and requested a list of his publications. "I'm sorry sir, we don't have that list to give out." When I asked where I could find white papers, public work product, and even magazine articles he had written, I was pointed to the two books, and that's all. Books that, to my understanding, had already been discredited at the time.

A lawyer's job is words. The more I tried to see his words, the angrier I got.

Obama is a cipher. No papers. No work product. Not even his college grades. Nothing.

27 posted on 08/01/2012 8:14:38 AM PDT by asinclair (Let's spy on them as much as they spy on us.)
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To: Kaslin

I hate liars and those out to destroy America.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Kaslin

Shouldn’t it be “What’s Behind Hatred For 0bama?” Anyway, A LOVE FOR AMERICA is behind hatred for 0bama, because 0bama HATES America.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Kaslin
misinformation 5%
racism 5%
Ideological divide= 90%
30 posted on 08/01/2012 8:17:47 AM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: txrefugee

31 posted on 08/01/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kaslin

I hate there’s not been a statesman in the WH for the last 3+ years. That the current encumbent doesn’t respect the office he holds nor the Nation he represents. That’s what I hate.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 8:18:21 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"What’s behind hatred of Sarah Palin?"

Yours is a far more illuminating question than the one which Jonah Goldberg addressed for it reveals much about the left while the antipathy toward Barack Obama reveals almost nothing about the right because ours is a normal reaction to deceits and affront. Some time ago (before the election of 2008) I offered up this theory in a vanity entitled,

The Billy Budd Effect.

It is the Billy Budd effect. If you recall your Melville, you will know that Billy Budd was a figure of good whose very presence antagonized the first mate who persecuted Billy Budd unmercifully. The mate was driven to do this unconsciously because the mate was a figure of evil. The mate had his demons. So it is with the left in America today, they are driven to a visceral hatred of Sarah Palin because she is the 21st century figure of Billy Budd. Sarah Palin committed an unforgivable affront, she knowingly carried a Mongoloid to term. This cannot be forgiven. This is the ultimate reproach to the entire belief system of the left. Sarah Palin need not even open her mouth and she is hated with a cold and unremitting fury.

This is why I said that the left hates Sarah Palin not for what she says or how she appears on television but for who she is. The left must react as evil always reacts in the presence of good. Like the second mate, they must persecute Sarah Palin and they do not even know why.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: MrB

Yes, the spirit of antichrist is alive and well.

For a season.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RJS1950

I despise them


35 posted on 08/01/2012 8:22:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

what’s behind hatred of anti-american communist fraud and forger? hmmmmm????????


36 posted on 08/01/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: F15Eagle
Great stuff. Amusing and enlightening.

The whole story's a fairy tale.

37 posted on 08/01/2012 8:23:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Don't the Bad guys always wear the Black hats in the Cowboy movies?
If so, ahem.....
38 posted on 08/01/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: nathanbedford

That was a great analysis. Right on the target.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Kaslin

“What’s Behind Hatred of Obama?”

Because he himself appears to “hate” everything that traditionalists embrace.

He is the enemy of all that American exceptionalism represents.

What more is there to say?


40 posted on 08/01/2012 8:26:12 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Kaslin

It is under Obama that:
1. All American military veterans have been named ‘suspect’, by the DHS.
2. American companies have been ‘federalized’.
3. The American government finances have become a debtor to a Communist nation.
4. Americans have been decreed to accept a federal government program through threats of fines and imprisonment, enforced by the IRS.
5. Americans are being moved federally, towards an acceptance of an enemy’s political/socio/religious belief system, which is in direct opposition to any of the tenets of the Bill of Rights, and The U.S. Constitution.
6. The sovereignty of the individual citizen is being lessened, in favor of The State.
7. The sovereignty of the United States is being diminished, in favor of the United Nations as a center of international law.

Then, there is the fact, that Obama has stated he is from Kenya, and that the Kenyan Congress has hailed him as one of their sons. There is the video that shows Obama stating he is a Muslim. His transfer student papers from Occidental College show him as Barry Soetero, from Indonesia.

There are no records of he having any girlfriends in college. There IS still a matter brewing in Chicago, of he and his gay lover, and it is on record.

The then Illinois Senator Obama is on record, speaking his disdain for our military troops and the individual’s right to self-defense.

Lastly, you judge a man by the measure of his friends. Bill Ayers, Weather Underground member, responsible for the death of NYPD members, and an avowed Communist.

Need I say more?


41 posted on 08/01/2012 8:27:32 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: dead

The whole thing stinks of a manufactured past with sprinkles of truth here and there to try and legitimize it.

Sheriff Joe and the Cold Case Posse proved this clown posse in the White House produced a fake birth certificate that contained info that should have been blank.

This has to be the biggest scandal in American history and probably the world, as well.


42 posted on 08/01/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
I do not think he is eligible to be President. If he were he could instruct the Hawaii Health Dept. to release his original birth certificate to the public and the spooled microfilm. He could also instruct the hospital where he was born, to release their records to the public. The hospital has a record of all births that occur in the hospital that Obama said he was born in.

Obama could effectively kill the controversy for the price of two FedEx letters to Hawaii, about 35 bucks total. If he wanted to save money he could do it for the price of two postage stamps.

He has not done any of the above but has spent well over million dollars in fighting the release of any of his records.

WHY!

43 posted on 08/01/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks for the link. Great post Bump


44 posted on 08/01/2012 8:32:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

This is a difficult question to answer.

Here is a president who truly came up the hard way. Born in a mud hut in Kenya of a promiscuous, atheistic woman and an ex mau-mau leader, he was fortunately wisked away to Indonesia after his mother found a man who would actually wed her.

Little Barry, or Brack, attended school in a dirt-floored madrassa in the bustling city of Jakarta. He realized that something much better would be in store for him if he fled Indonesia. He’d heard from the tribal medicine man that America was a fat and wealthy country where he would be welcomed with open arms.

He built a raft and set out on a seemingly impossible journey to Hawaii, Many dangers befell the boy, but allah was there to bring him safely through.

Luckily the lad reached safe shores in Hawaii and was befriended by a kindly old African-communist homosexual who taught Barry many valuable lessons and steered him towards academia full of good leftist thoughts, whisky and pot.

Later as he swam through the sewers of Chicago he realized his true ambition. He was too cowardly to strap explosives around his slim waist, and had no desire for 72 virgins unless they were male, so he decided to get into Illinois politics. This is easy for a completely unknown zealot like Barry, Brack and there were other communists who were eagar to shove the youngster up the political ladder.

His handlers knew they had something better than a hydrogen bomb in little whozits. They had a two legged hater of America who would destroy the evil capitalist empire and shove the evil honky masses into poverty.

Well, now we know the rest of the story. Of course there are many details that had to be omitted due to the limitations of space, etc., e.g.: Brack is running around with a dead guy’s social security number and over 2 million bucks have been spent in order to lock away any and all documents related to the President of The United States of America.


45 posted on 08/01/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Kaslin
that he's a secret Muslim or that he's a closet socialist.

Its no secret that he prefers Muzzies and by his own words (Roanoke) he's a flaming Marxist. Helllllo!

46 posted on 08/01/2012 8:34:05 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps we dislike him because he is a gay, Communist, Muslim, American-hating, job-destroying baby killer, who lies to us every time he opens his mouth.

And each and every lie he tells is totally accepted by the prostitute press, by guys like this jerk.


47 posted on 08/01/2012 8:34:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cpdiii

The Donald asks the same question

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/225326558234148864


48 posted on 08/01/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RJS1950

I wont let them into my home, nor will I do business with them..AND I LET THEM KNOW IT.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 8:38:22 AM PDT by crz
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To: crz

I don’t “hate” nobama. I hate the fact that he is not in prison for the remainder of his worthless existence.


50 posted on 08/01/2012 8:41:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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