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  •  *sighing on the inside*. It seems people (5+ / 0-)
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    SilentBrook, AoT, chicagobleu, Smoh, StellaRay

    have lost their darned minds and just can't for the life of themselves see reason.  What is it about President Obama that creates such a visceral reaction? It's got to be more than he is black doesn't it?

    •  He represents the near total loss (3+ / 0-)
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      of the culture war for the right. The fact that he is black is important in and of itself, but also as a signifier that the culture war is over and the right has lost. His support of same sex marriage and the public's agreement just rubs it in that much more.

    •  Yes, I think it's more than just that he's black, (3+ / 0-)
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      shevas01, TrueBlueMajority, kat68

      but I also think that's a large part of it.  Black and a Democrat. Black and smart as a whip. Black and educated to the hilt.  Black and a brilliant orator. Black and a ferocious competitor, yet always the gentleman. In short, it doesn't get more "uppity" for racists then that.  And sadly, Obama's election has certainly shown us how much racism still rots at the core of this country.

      And we can't underestimate that the republicans are simply having a hissy fit at their loss of power and will use anything they can to regain it.  This was true of Clinton too.

      As for the anger on the left, which is in many ways equally visceral, I think it's largely disappointment. Many liberals feel betrayed by who they thought Obama was and was going to be.  I'm not one of those, because I always saw him as a sturdy Democrat, who would be as progressive as was pragmatic.  So I have been neither surprised or disappointed.

      But all in all I agree with you. In my not short life, I've never seen a president under such persistent attack from every direction. I think he stands up to it well.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 01:48:43 PM PST

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