There is no evidence. It is unlikely there will ever be evidence to support a hypothesis like this one. Perhaps that's why the mainstream media don't investigate it. But. . .
I wonder if it's possible that the preponderant right wing of the Republican party really doesn't want to be ruled by an African American. I wonder if "socialist" in the Tea Party vernacular stands for mistrust of our colorful leader. I wonder if it is easier to blame a black president for the atrocities to our people, our constitution and our economy if the sitting President is black rather than a stupid white ex governor from Texas.
I wonder if independents are indepenent thinkers or just ordinary Americans who sway with the vicissitudes of the loudest voice or the latest frustration. The are like monkey see, monkey do. Free enterprise good! Socialism bad! After all, how many books sold will get you on the NYT best seller list? A million? That's out of three hundred million citizens. Have you asked yourself why the NYT has to begin charging for access to its web site? The answer is obvious. There are only a handful of people who read the best newspaper in the world and advertisers won't support the costs of such small circulation. Have we become too dumb, too petulant, too spoiled and too greedy to claw our way back to the top of some hill from which we will have a vision of our horizon and the global horizon?
I wonder too if President Obama is well suited to lead a nation that depends more on polemics than wisdom, more on knees jerking than contemplation, more on uneducated guessing than scholarly thinking. More on combat than compromise. We all know the truth but "some" of us seem to like the fact that the majority of Americans right now are anxious to flunk the President and will do everything they can to steal his homework and burn his A+ test scores. And do we know, really know, that all they want is the power to be back in Washington because it feels so awfully good to have power over people. How can a nation is fourteen months turn against this President after eight years of mismanagement, lies, secrecy and deception and yes, killing Americans while surreptiously reading their email. And how can they forgive the invasion of Iraq? And only Rumsfeld's head rolled.
I think the President has tried to do more right for the country in the right way than any President in my life time (that goes back to FDR). But we Americans don't seem to be ready for a caring, thoughtful, educated and balanced leader. We like the LBJ's who put their nose against yours and their finger poked in your chest. We like the RR's who run up deficits and then take the director of OMB to the woodshed for revealing the Wizard behind the curtain to be naked. We liked WJC because he was a stubborn SOB would lie to us with a straight face and was a charmer. (I'll never understand with his charm why he couldn't get better looking girlfriends.) But I think we liked him in spite of his being smart. He was, in some wierd way "sexy".
I fear that black is not yet a sympathetic skin color to the majority of Americans. They all know that without the underclass in America he might well have gone un-elected into the depths of the Senate basement. I wonder how many so called "Hillary" voters are today's independents, still smarting from their defeat.
I wonder if our time has come. After all, all empires fall. Why not ours?Our Republican Party is now putting us in free fall. How can you justify continuing a health crisis of mammoth proportions, the sick and dying without health care, protect Medicare and refuse to extend it to all citizens while having wonderful health care in place for Congress and government workers? How can you criticize our President from doing what every Republican leader wanted him to do to save our nation from depression and then say he did no good?
I can't think of any good reason except that the people have become frightened of black rule and we all know that socialism would be far preferable for the poor and the underclass than the system of free enterprise that brought us to our knees only a year ago. Who would be most likely to bring us to our socialist knees? Of course Obama would. He's black and sympathizes with the underclass. Right? No wrong? Ask the Black Caucus in the House.
There is something "fishy in Denmark". Would all this stupidity, arrogance and rigidity being pursued by the right (and the independents who are not truly independent thinkers) if Obama was Clark Gable or Matt Damon or Batman?
Examine closely the populous. Don't hold me to these numbers but I will venture that one-third of our voters are Republican and cannot change, one third are Democrats and cannot change and the so-called independents account for enough people to fill 100 NYT best seller lists. But they don't read. And if you don't read you don't get to call yourself and independent thinker.
Our capitalist system is working as intended. All but a few are being pushed into a form of servitude. That's a fact not a supposition! Not a hypothesis! We may not need Scandanavian socialism (but I leave that question for another time). But we surely need to get a social conscience. At least we ought to care as much about the black citizens of New Orleans as we seem to care about our neighbors in Haiti.
And as for our revulsion about the demented pedophiles that abound in our country. Where is that same revulsion for those who would steal our life savings and retirement accounts. How can you revile a mentally ill pervert and want him dead and out of your town but not want to execute (for those who still believe in capital punishment) the m*otherf*uc*kingco*cksuckers who have accumulated the nation's wealth to the detriment of all the rest of the people.
What have we become? When a single Kentucky Senator can cause people to go hungry because of his "principles" without tens of thousands storming the capitol seeking his scalp, we've lost something that used to be as American as Apple Pie. Doesn't Senator Bunning know that one day he will dribble out of the side of his mouth, wear a diaper and poop in his bed?
What has happened to our sense of decency, kindness, generosity and brotherly love? And I'm not even a Christian. When things don't add up you have to look at the calculator. Republican/Indpedenent/Teaparty polemics don't add up. Find another reason you learned MSM pundits. What the pundits don't seem to understand is that their views are static and the times have changed.
Have they noticed that a black man sits in the Oval? (And, oh my God without a jacket sometimes.) Do they remember the civil war, slavery and old man "jim crow"? Does a country change its core in 150 years? No, it buries it when it becomes distasteful to enough people. But racism is buried alive in a shallow grave. It's an historical imperative. It couldn't be any other way.
Let's get out our shovels and expose the still living corpse. And for the sake of all that's holy let's pay our teachers enough money to start a tsunami of reading in this country so Americans can re-set their compasses. Without knowledge of the past we are doomed to repeat it (how unoriginal of me).