The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo and Racism

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jan 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 248 pages
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On November 4, 2008, the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States showed that the country had finally overcome its most hurtful, shameful, and enduring legacy slavery. Though Obama s election showed progress, the John McCain Sarah Palin campaign and the Republican Party used age-old smear campaign tactics. Their operators pulled out all the stops in an attempt to win and spread falsehoods about Obama that have only multiplied after the election. "The Obama Haters" seeks to answer the following questions: Who are these Obama haters? Why do they despise him? Why do various news organizations, commentators, and political entities treat the same facts differently? Why are these pundits so powerful? In order to do so, Wright first lays out the democratic principles and civility toward which Americans should strive. Next, he investigates the persistent expressions of hatred for President Obama, connecting historic antecedents of political mudslinging along with the background of virulent right-wing smear tactics over the past two decades. And finally, he shines a harsh spotlight on the haters and fearmongers and their tactics. While Americans have the right to criticize their political leadership, their reasons for disapproval should be based on facts. Those who invent and repeat lies to hurt the reputation of leaders weaken the democratic ideal. This book is for anyone who wishes to learn how to cut through the hypocrisy and propaganda to make informed decisions based on truth."
 

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Funny how right in the reviews there is a nice right wing smear insult. The few pages i read online were very well written and informative. Hatred is trying to take over America and they are completely ruthless and will stop at nothing to get complete and total power for the Right.

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Does Obama really need another pimp?

Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
1How an Unknown Inspired Hope in Millions andBecame a Target for Hatemongers
2Falsehoods About Obama Echo EndlesslyEven After Debunking
How Racism Oozesfrom Extremists into Mainstream Media
4Loons and Losers Challenge ObamasBirth Certificate and Legitimacy
5Can You Prove Your Innocence?
Obama and His AlliesBuild an Effective Truth Squad
Lonely Voicesof Reason in the Republican Wilderness
POSTSCRIPT
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX C
NOTES
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Amazingly a SocialistCommunist and Fascist Simultaneously
The Many Faces ofLoathing Arrayed Against Obama
A Rancid Collection offruits nuts and Psychos
The Anger Machine GushingOut Nonstop Propaganda
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. "John Paul Wright" is associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati.

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