Good Day World!
From conservative commentators like Mark Levin to rank-and-file Republicans, the belief that Obama doesn't love America is not new.
It’s a myth that the Republican base used to try and defeat Obama the first time around.
The myth has only taken root with far right conservatives who tried to sell the lie once again - only to lose again to Obama.
The majority of Americans refuted the myth in both elections. That doesn’t mean those extremist members on the far right have learned their lesson.
Oh hell, no!
Take former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who recently said that President Obama doesn't love you, me or America.
He said that the President has been under the influence of communists since he was 9 years old, and that Obama is likely a socialist or an anti-communist.
During a speech at a posh Manhattan Dinner party for likely Presidential candidate Scott Walker recently, Rudy said: "I do not believe — and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that this President loves America."
Basically by the end of the week Giuliani was doing everything short of asking for another copy of Obama's birth certificate and asking for his whereabouts on the morning of 9-11.
Giuliani's comments are no different than Steve Scalise hanging out with Klan members. The GOP knows who their base is.
Apparently, prominent Republicans haven’t figured out this kind of hate dialogue alienates young voters, minority voters and independents.
If Republicans can't get over their Obama derangement syndrome it’ll just make it that much easier for Hillary to say "Obama isn't on the ballot!" and define herself.
The more the GOP makes this race about Obama, the easier it'll be for Hillary Clinton to draw contrasts between herself and his administration.
It’s time for the Republican base – the Obama haters – to step aside and give up the myth. Voters know better.
If the Republicans really want to win the 2016 election, they’re going to have to quit spreading hate and start offering concrete ideas to help America move forward.
Time for me to walk on down the road…