I might be wrong about why all the threats but you are wrong on your facts.<quoted text>
I think you are wrong on this one. It is not simply a matter of racism, or that Obama is half white and half black. No. Obama himself is the driving force behing Ted Nuget, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and all the others.
Obama is not half African-American and half white. He is half Muslim Kenyan and half white American. He was raised in Indonesia. In the post-911 climate, that makes him one of "them" the Islamic terrorists who attacked the USA. Most Americans don't make any distinction between Muslims in general and the violent Jihadists. It is simpler to understand that way. To do otherwise would, I have had people tell me, be like trying to distinguish members of the Nazi Party (16 percent of German adults) from the great mass of Germans when bombing Germany in World War II. "Bomb 'em all!" is just easier. A lot of Americans are ready to take a "Kill 'em all, let the devil sort 'em out!" approach to the Muslim world.
Had Barack Hussein Obama been the son of a black Mississippi cotton farmer named Rufus Jones, the descendant of slaves, and a white woman who was descended from the plantation owner who owned Rufus's ancestors, he would not have been anywhere near an easy target.
Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Mother White –English father black Kenyan. Did not live with father after being born but lived with his mother who never really live with his father but went to Washington to attend college with his white mother. Father remained in Hawaii. Parent divorced in 1964 and father returned to Kenya and only visited his son one time later in time.
His mother remarried in 1966 when Obama was 5 and moved to Indonesia in 1966. He attended school in Indonesia from age 6-10 and in 1971 returned as a 10 year old to live with white grandparents in Hawaii. From age 10 until 18 he attended public schools in Hawaii.
From high school he went to Occidental College in California.
In 1981 he did travel one time back to Indonesia for a visit. They he returned and attended Columbia College and next Harvard.
There is no race called half Muslim Kenyan but he is half Kenyan and there is no proof of any sort that he is a Muslim. He was not raised in Indonesia other than for about 4 years age 6-10. Other than the 4 years his raising was in Hawaii. I will speak more to that in another posting.
He was NOT raised in Indonesia in the post-911 climate, Simply and totally untrue. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000. 2004, Obama was elected to represent Illinois in the United States Senate.. He began his presidential campaign in 2007,