Undermining the Obama Presidency

Ezra Klein points out how the right is using the ACORN pseudo-scandal to undermine the Obama presidency – before the election has even taken place.

It’s worth being very clear about what’s happening here. It looks like Barack Obama is going to win the election. A directive has been sent down at Fox News that their shows should begin pushing a narrative that the election was stolen for Barack Obama by a group illegally registering poor minorities. In other words, Fox News is working to convince its viewers that the black guy won because a lot of black people voted illegally. Charming.
We’ve written about it before, but it’s worth saying again – an Obama victory won’t eliminate the far right, it will only embolden it.


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