If you've got it -- you don't get it.
"Obamaphobia" is herein defined as an emotionally ravaging, soul savaging, highly irrational fear of anything having the most remote connection to the 44th president of the United States of America.
For purposes of helpful diagnosis, the most obvious example can be found in the pejorative phrase "Obamacare," a label immediately applied to The Affordable Care Act of 2010 by oppositional forces. By way of illustration, although national polling consistently reveals dramatic across-the-board majority support of the act's key elements, such approval drops significantly when presented as "Obamacare."
A new Reuters poll in late June shows that while 56% of Americans claim to oppose the law as a whole when it's spoken of as "Obamacare," most of those surveyed emphatically back its primary components.
Sixty-one percent of respondents favor allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance plans until age 26. Seventy-two percent wish to maintain the requirement that companies with more than 50 workers provide health insurance for their employees and a full 82% of respondents favor banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
Other easy examples of Obamaphobia are the dozens upon dozens of outright lies fashioned by coldly cynical, brilliantly sophisticated, highly paid manipulators and fed to millions through the Internet, talk radio and Fox News. And I don't mean good old fashioned, all American "spin." They just make stuff up.
Consequently, many folks have honestly come to believe that Barack Obama is a Marxist-worshiping, Communist-kissing, Socialist-leaning, power-crazed, job-killing, deficit-loving, freedom-ending, dope-smoking, wife-swapping, orphan-strangling, Satan-worshipping African Muslim with suspiciously expansive ears hiding secret communications gear directly linking him through implanted microchips to invisible masters elsewhere -- unknown and unseen.
The biggest lie of all is that our President "can't run on his record."
Kindly consider that Barack Obama has:
Ended the war in Iraq.
Completed planning to get us out of Afghanistan.
Greatly increased access to health care for all Americans.
Signed The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for Women.
Created at least three million new jobs through his economic recovery program.
Protected Wome''s Right to Choose.
Closed the Medicare Prescription Drug "Donut Hole."
Forced insurance company rebates to consumers.
Saved the American auto industry from collapse.
Supervised our lowest federal tax rates in the last 30 years.
Presided over the smallest increases in federal spending of any recent president and
Killed Osama Bin Laden.
Then compare Barack Obama to his presumed opponent in November -- "Mighty Mitt." Here he comes to save the day -- "Mighty Mitt" -- a wealthy, robotic, smarmy puppet of the ruling class who believes corporations are people, has kept five sons out of military service and changes his stories faster than a frog on fire. "Mighty Mitt" -- judged by the British press as being "worse than Sarah Palin" following an epic display of horridly failed statesmanship at the Summer Olympics. What a tool. What a fool. Hardly cool.
The slowest snail on a fish tank wall should understand these things.
And spread the word -- "Obamaphobia" is for Dummies."