It was early in Barack Obama’s presidency that I was first struck by the amazing depth of right-wing hatred for the man.
The occasion was the announcement that Chicago had lost its bid to host the Summer Olympic Games of 2016.
I had been aware, of course, that Chicago’s status as Obama’s hometown and a Democratic Party stronghold had prompted widespread hope among political righties that the bid for the Olympics would fail. Never mind the potential upside for America in this situation. No! The humiliation of Obama is what mattered most. You see, the point was to oppose anything ...