When you're white, you can get away with anything, even murder. Now, Andy Williams has attacked President Obama, saying "Obama is following Marxist theory. He wants the country to fail," and said one of the people he associates with "is registered as a Communist," without naming that person.
Williams does not have any compunction about championing a murderer, as long as the killer is French, female and pretty. Just like Susan Cummings - wealthy, French, female and pretty, like a gun slinging Botticelli.
Williams has joined the chorus of right wingers denouncing Obama with vitriol as a subversive, Manchurian candidate president. This is the same Williams who does not have any problem being an advocate for someone who got away with murder.
This is the same Williams who is stone silent when reactionary white men call for a military coup. If this was being preached when George Bush was president, they would be prosecuted. Instead, they are tolerated, even humored.
Here's what is under the surface: I don't look Jewish; I look like a Moscovite. I had contemplated living in Colorado Springs because I have asthma. At the end of a job interview there, the manager interviewing me asked if I had begun looking for a place to stay. I said yes, and was interested in a condominium or townhouse. He then mentioned a section of the Springs, and said "You wouldn't want to live there. It's too dark for you." I decided to stay on the East coast.
Jimmy Carter was correct. I hear it all the time. The vitriol gets continually worse, and Thomas Friedman has warned about it. Orly Taitz travels around the country, giving incendiary speeches at gun shows, hoping to incite a lone wolf.
There is a symbiotic relationship of right wing Israelis with apocalyptic evangelicals, determined to thwart President Obama's goal of creating Palestine. The Republicans do not want compromise; their goal is to ruin Obama's presidency and legacy, nothing more.