I see that on social media and it blows my mind.
I get disliking a President. Or even hating him and his policies. I detested Bush Junior (although he practically seems like a Boy Scout today).
Obama was not the perfect POTUS, and even though I literally cried with joy watching his inauguration, I commented on things he did that I opposed. Most humans are on a spectrum between good and evil.
It seems to me that the extreme fears about Obama were based on conspiracy theories about his Muslimness or his Communist aspirations – not on anything real or tangible, no matter how much you disagreed with his agenda.
So when people say they felt Obama was an existential threat to Democracy itself, as we think Trump is, I can only attribute it to racism. Seriously. That’s all I got.
What do you think?