[Marxism] United States: `Birthers', `deathers' and haters -- Right-wing populism and liberal retreat | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Oct 14 17:54:22 MDT 2009


By *Malik Miah, *San Francisco October 11, 2009 — The heat is on the 
administration of US President Barack Obama. The energised conservative 
base has taken over town hall meetings on health care. There are 
“birthers” (those who claim Obama is not a US citizen and ineligible to 
be president), “deathers” (those who claim Obama’s health care reform is 
a plan to kill old people) and just pure haters. Obama has been 
personally attacked as a racist, socialist, communist, Stalinist, 
fascist, Nazi, Pol Potist, foreigner and every other name the right 
finds in its vocabulary.

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