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Excellent blog post on hate. I have often written in this website about how hate, anger and fear block out all critical thinking skills. And the right wing Republicans live in a perpetual state of anger and hate, much of it manufactured by their media hosts, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. I don't doubt their sincerity...much of it is self-delusional, the repetition of their own lies over and over again until it becomes ingrained into their psyche.
One example of that was the "Birther Lie" that I wrote about back in April: My Perspective on the 'Birther Movement'
in which I noted that many of the birthers absolutely refuse to give up on the birther lie, despite all the facts and the revealing of the long form birth certificate.
For those particular set of haters, it is about racism, but for other haters it is anything liberal: Big Government, taxes on the rich, the LGBT community, abortion, guns, Muslims, "Godless liberals"...any reason to hate.