Tis the Season to be Hateful…
The language is unmistakable: You lie, chimed out Congressman Joe Wilson during President Obama’s joint house appearance; Newt Gingrich routinely calls Obama the food stamp president; Arizona governor Jan Brewer disrespectfully wags her finger in the president’s face (and then has the audacity to claim she felt threaten by him); Kansas House Speaker, Michael O’Neal emails a prayer calling for the death of the president – two weeks after he apologized for sending an email referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as Michelle YoMama..
And let’s not forget – thanks to the Tea Party and Donald Trump – this delusional Birther BS.
The election of Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new era of post-racism. Fat chance, because like a crack fiend craving that next hit, folks on the far right need that next racially charged outburst – can do without it. To help us better understand this twisted addiction, Arthur Goldwag, author of the new book “The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right,” in an interview with Salon.com states:
Why is this resurgence of the “old hate” happening now?