“Hate Obama ? – you may not be racist, but you will be white . ” is the title of a thought-provoking article by Michael Tomasky in the Guardian today.
As far back as August last year, this blogger was documenting the websites and pictures doing the rounds against the President.
And here’s a very good blog on how the media portrays him.
Mr Tomasky’s article says: we’ve seen an epidemic of hatred against the president that I think is safe to call unprecedented. Bill Clinton and George W Bush were hated – but not quite like this.”
So what is going on here? Is this different to the vehement criticism directed at Presidents Bush and Clinton? Do you see it as inside or outside of America’s normal political discourse?
Is it about race?
Or might there be an uncomfortable truth for those who supported him: that he’s just not turning out to be as good a President as people had hoped for.
And if you’re on the outside looking in, are you surprised by the level of dissatisfaction with President Obama? Many of you hailed him as the greatest politician of his generation.
Here are various links that are relevant:
‘Does white America hate Barack Obama?’
Toby Harden piece in the Telegraph