Hello, I'm new on this forum . I read "A Slobbering Love Affair", and while I respect Bernard Goldberg, I beg to differ with him.
Far from being a "slobbering love affair ", Obama's reception by the general public has been one of the most vicious slander, mindless hatred , and the most scurrilous lies imaginable.
I'm not saying Obama is perfect ,of course, but he's in no way the evil monster he's been made out to be .
On the contrary ,he has been the victim of what must be the most massive and vicious smear campaign in U.S. political history . Rarely has a public figure been so utterly vilified and lied about .
It's one thing to disapprove a President's views on the issues and his administration's policies, but Obama has been demonized as the antichrist by so many .On the whole, this doesn't appear to be the result of racism , but due to the fact that he has the nerve to be a liberal at a time when being a liberal is the equivalent of eating pork in Mecca .
The whole preposterous and pathetic "birther" farce , and all the false rumors about Obama being a Muslim, foreign-born , unpatriotic , a "baby-killer" , a hater of America , a socialist ,marxist and communist and all that hogwash are the result of his willingness to stand up for liberal values and to oppose the obscurantism of the right in America .
Obama isn't really a doctrinaire left-winger at all . Ironically, the real left in America , of which I'm no part,
doesn't even think much of him or approve of him , or consider him one of their own . He's too conservative for them .
There was some rejoicing about Obama's victory in 2008 , but it was nothing compared to the vicious slander he has been subject to ever since . Give the poor man a chance to do his job . He's not planning to turn America into another totalitarian communist dictatorship .