Hillbilly Report Shortly after the 2008 November elections I began to notice a huge Right Wing resentment towards Barack Obama, a resentment that I didn't understand. After all Barack Obama didn't create the mess we were in and was then that I decided to document the Right Wing anger with photos and video to the best of my ability and with what little strength I still had in my then 69 year old body and try find out why these folks were really so angry.
I've known for a long time that the election of Barack Obama was a very effective recruiting tool for the KKK, the Tea Party and the Republican Party and it's gratifying to see our mainstream media is finally figuring this out.
Nightline (ABC) Potok agreed with some Klan members' view that President Obama had been the Klan's most effective recruiting tool in the past four or five years.
"I think there's some truth to that," Potok told "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden. "Immediately after Obama was elected, we saw two of the largest hate websites in the country crash."
There's a reason why the Republican Party is strong in rural America and it's called the "Southern Strategy." It's a sick strategy of racial fear cloaked in Christianity and moral values. It's a strategy that has grown from a racial strategy to a strategy that also includes Islamophobes and homophobes. It's a strategy that promotes hatred and tells us it's OK to hate our neighbors. It's a strategy to use pseudo Christian ministers to carry out the Republican agenda. It's a strategy of hate your neighbors, if they're different, and love yourself and the Republican Party. What happened to "'Love your neighbor as yourself" and why have so many in the Christian community and the Republican Party abandoned it?