Re: An Open Letter to Charles Johnson

I have some business in the analog world today, so I’ll have a more detailed response to Dennis Prager’s article (posted at several conservative websites today) a bit later. But in the meantime I’ll just make one point about his conclusion:

10. Hatred for President Obama that goes far beyond simply criticizing his policies, into racism, hate speech, and bizarre conspiracy theories (see: witch doctor pictures, tea parties, Birthers, Michelle Malkin, Fox News, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and every other right wing source).

The charge is a lie. Period. Those who cannot argue with the right always accuse it of racism. It used to work, Charles. But it is increasingly obvious to all but fellow leftists that the charge is specious. Opposition to President Obama has nothing to do with his race. Indeed, he continues to be more popular than his policies.

Unfortunately, the reader comments for Dennis’s own article at townhall.com refute his claim that “the charge is a lie,” and demonstrate exactly what I was talking about in point number 10. For one example out of many:

Viking
Location: AZ
Reply # 84
Date: Jan 26, 2010 - 9:29 AM EST

Thanks Dennis, another
great article. The Left, in my opinion, is far more intolerant and “hateful” than the Right. Look at how W was portrayed for 8 years - and they complain how we criticize The Kenyan for his policies and incompetence? Hypocrites.

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