Mud

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Throw enough mud against a wall, and some of it will stick.”

That is the strategy of the Right now with President Obama and it was the strategy used against Bill Clinton when he was President. Hillary called it a vast, right-wing conspiracy and she was correct. Mud thrown at President Obama seems to stick better because he is black and because his name makes him seem foreign to some. Before the November, 2012, election, I was a member of the Barack Obama Truth Team, and I followed some of the more outspoken blogs against him. They were filled with lies and hatred. They would not listen to the truth when I tried to correct their lies.

The same lies are repeated in all the books of right-wing pundits that I have read (and I have read more than a dozen). Those pundits are a regular fixture on radio and TV. Their books don’t contain the obvious hatred to be found on the Web. In Orwell’s 1984, the Ministry of Truth presented lies as true and truth as lies. The Right now turns facts on their head, claiming lies as truth. In previous generations, this technique was known as the Big Lie.

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