The "Myth" of the scary black Muslim

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    Commentary from E.J. Dionne:

    It’s simply astonishing that a man in his fourth year as our president continues to be the object of the most extraordinary paranoid fantasies.

    Whatever our president is, he is never allowed to be a garden-variety American who plays basketball and golf, has a remarkably old-fashioned family life, and, in the manner we regularly recommend to our kids, got ahead by getting a good education.

    It’s simply astonishing that a man in his fourth year as our president continues to be the object of the most extraordinary paranoid fantasies. A significant part of his political opposition still cannot accept that Obama is a rather moderate politician quite conventional in his tastes and his interests. And now that the economy is improving, short-circuiting easy criticisms, Obama’s adversaries are reheating all the old tropes and cliches and slanders.

    But there is something especially rancid about the never-ending efforts to turn Obama into a stranger, an alien, a Manchurian Candidate with a diabolical hidden agenda.

    Thus did the Rev. Franklin Graham assert Tuesday on MSNBC not only that Muslims regard Obama as “a son of Islam” (because his father was Muslim), but also that “under President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems to be more concerned about them than the Christians that are being murdered in the Muslim countries.” Thus is a legitimate concern about the persecution of Christians transformed into a slander.

    President Obama viewed as alien - TimesDaily.com

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    I believe it says a lot more about today's current Republican Party than President Obama. They really do want to outlaw science or teach mysticism as equal in public schools. They really do want to limit women's rights. They really are anti gay and anti minorities. Their policies really have hurt the country economically and socially. How many threads have been started asking Republicans to name their accomplishments or economic proposals. All you get are attacks and name calling. This board represents the Republican Party perfectly. Worse, they still insist these terrible attacks have nothing to do with race.
     
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    the monied interests just keep stoaking these fires and the truely vapid lap them up like pablum.

    semi sancient beings who hate anyone who doesnt look and act just like them.

    Money can buy alot of things in this country including the honesty of certain segments of the society
     
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    Where did you and Deany honeymoon?

    (semi sancient?)
     
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    This is a pretty lame first attack. Then I see where it's coming from. Suddenly, it makes sense.
     
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    The "Obama is a secret Muslim" thing is not about religion, it's not about race. It's about creating political advantage. That's where we are, and that's evidently all that matters.

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    Yeap , I doubt the people who create these memes believe them themselves, they just play on the shalllowness of some Americans for it to be effective
     
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    Jesus another idiotic Deany thread.

    Get a life dumbo.
     
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    You have NO intelligent retort so you resort.


    I wish you could see just how foolish it makes you look
     
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    Fuck off.

    You and Deany look foolish enough for an army.
     
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    The left needs to stop portraying him as such.
     

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