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

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

byJohn Wright

Hardcover | April 1, 2011

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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, John 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 fear mongers 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.
), and served as the bureau chief for Dow Jones newswires in Brazil. He lives in the Seattle area.
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Title:The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo and RacismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Potomac BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597975125

ISBN - 13:9781597975124

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"Many Americans, myself included, wonder what happened to our public discourse in the last few years. This book tells that story more vividly than any other I've read. If you want to know how the conservative media went off the rails and why elected representatives started calling Obama a traitor and a tyrant, John Wright is the perfect guide."-U. S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Arizona's Seventh District - U. S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva - 20110202