I’m fascinated by the conservative whispering campaign that’s turning people against Obama not because of his ideas, but because of his skin color and a factually inaccurate narrative that depicts him as a Muslim. I’ve written about this before. People can be made to belive almost anything when they’re motivated by sufficient fear.
So I was not surprised to read this excellent Washington Post story: In Flag City USA, False Obama Rumors Are Flying
I’d like to assure my international readers that the bigoted idiots of Findlay, Ohio, quoted in this story (“All I know for sure about Obama is that we’re not ready for him”) are not typical Americans.
UPDATE: The Findlay Courier opinion page responds with a breathtaking failure to see the big picture.