They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist. That is one powerful reason. It is not the only one."
I approached (AUDIO) Senator Whitehouse following his speech on the floor, and his responses to my questions were puzzling, to say the say the least. Mr. Whitehouse said he stood by his speech, but would not admit that he was accusing anyone who was against the health care bill as racist. He did reiterate that birthers are part of the group that is against the bill and are attacking president However, when I asked the Senator from Rhode Island what he meant by describing those who do not support the bill as "aryan," he responded "No, I didn't say that....again, pay attention to the speech."We are paying attention, you lying socialist whore; and we'll remember.
Pointed to by Insty, take a look at what he has to say.
And note that this kind of bullshit is why the BNP has made such gains in Britain: as was pointed out a while back, when people get sick enough of being called a racist and bigot and so on for honestly and openly opposing the progressive agenda, some will decide "Hell with this; if they're going to call me that no matter what I say or do, I might as well go with the BNP." I don't think it'll have the same effect here, but it could happen; and it'll be the fault of morons like Whitehouse if it does.