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Outlandish Trump Hysteria Mirrors Obamaphobia: New at Reason

Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:15
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Is 2017 starting to feel like 2009?

Brendan O’Neill writes:

How thin is the line between reason and delirium. Just a few years ago, Democrats and liberals were presenting themselves as paragons of level-headed politics in contrast to those cranky Obama bashers and birthers in the darker crannies of the worldwide web. Now, four weeks into the Trump presidency, they’ve become the thing they mocked; they’re giving febrile Obamaphobes a run for their money in the paranoia game.

It’s striking how closely the media and culture sets’ meltdown over Trump mirrors the rash reaction to Obama among some on the harder, tetchier right of politics. Just as some of those frazzled comment-section dwellers became convinced Obama was a Muslim Brotherhood mole, bent on laying waste to their way of life, so left-leaning Trump-fearers are buying into ever-crazier notions about Trump being a Putin-puppeteered Manchurian candidate come to destroy American values, and art, and decency: everything they hold dear. The panic and self-pity that once gripped unreasoned right-wingers now has a firm hold of many leftists.

The most striking similarity between the meltdown over Obama and the meltdown over Trump is the belief that the president is a stooge of dark foreign forces.

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Source: http://reason.com/archives/2017/02/23/outlandish-trump-hysteria-mirrors-obamap

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