As the campaign winds down and feeling start running high, people tend to be more unguarded in what they say. We thus witness high levels of irrational hatred of Barack Obama that would be truly a wonder to behold if it were not also scary to see that some people live in an alternate reality where manifestly self-contradictory views can be held in the same mind with complete lack of awareness.
Some have no problem believing that Obama is a fervent communist, a devout Muslim, and enthusiastic worshipper in a radical black Christian pastor’s church for twenty years, and condemn him for each one separately without realizing that if any one of them were true, the other two must be false.
And that is not the only irrationality that exists, as can be seen in this video of interviews with people at a Mitt Romney rally.
These are my fellow citizens of the state of Ohio, the people of the heartland, the salt of the Earth, the…. Oh, hell, let Gene Wilder describe them.