In my mind’s eye, I sometimes get a picture of the average pathological hater of Barack Obama:


 He’s a white guy, middle-aged or older, not especially well-educated, a devoted and gullible consumer of right-wing media (Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, the Drudge Report, et al), a self-styled patriot, and perhaps a sucker for every conspiracy theory that comes down the pike.


To be sure, this guy is not to be confused with your more respectable opponents of Obama’s political philosophy or style of governance. No, I’m talking about a fire-breathing hater, whether or not he’s also a racist.


I imagine him at ...

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In my mind’s eye, I sometimes get a picture of the average pathological hater of Barack Obama:

 He’s a white guy, middle-aged or older, not especially well-educated, a devoted and gullible consumer of right-wing media (Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, the Drudge Report, et al), a self-styled patriot, and perhaps a sucker for every conspiracy theory that comes down the pike.

To be sure, this guy is not to be confused with your more respectable opponents of Obama’s political philosophy or style of governance. No, I’m talking about a fire-breathing hater, whether or not he’s also a racist.

I imagine him at ...

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