“No new thing under the sun” Dep’t

Obama-hatred looks a lot like JFK-hatred.

Wingnuts never change.


Now can we hear some more from Halperin, Broder & Co. about how the hatred of Obama is actually Obama’s fault?   This is just how Birchers behave.  All that’s new is the takeover of  the GOP by the John Birch wing.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

2 thoughts on ““No new thing under the sun” Dep’t”

  1. I was in kindergarten in Dallas when this poster appeared. It isn't just an artifact of some remote, bizarre past. 25-30% of Americans – & more among hardshell anti-Obama paranoiacs – are grey enough to have a living memory of it. In no few cases, the Obama haters aren't just the Kennedy haters' heirs & co-thinkers, but the same dismal people. Between 1963 & 2008, they never really abandoned treason rhetoric. If you google 'Kennedy + traitor,' you find mostly slander not of John Kennedy, but of his brother Ted.

    Note the counts of the 'indictment' that point, explicitly or implicitly, to race. They hated Kennedy esp. as a race traitor.

  2. But, but, but, don't forget to savor the 'populism' in these people — they represent a groundswell of true Americans! [/snark]

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