Originally Posted by Literature
And yet liberals can make do with the taunts of 'Oh no, Obama was born in Kenya and hates America or something.' You're giving a pretty weak narrative of how the Republican party decides who its candidates will be. Most of these are huge exaggerations. For instance, Guiliani was never attacked for having gay friends by anyone as far as I remember; he was attacked for running entirely on 9/11.
Your critique would have a little more traction if there was a concerted effort to mock Obama regarding glimmers of social conservatism.
"Hey atheists, your precious Obama goes to church!!"
"Hey gays, Obama's position on your right to marry is 'evolving' LOL!!"
Might also have a little more traction if the Democrats were less united in their position that their side winning was the prime directive.
Ostensibly, liberals are supposed to WANT leaders who form diverse friendships, believe in global warming, etc. But **** if they're going to admit that reasonable people who aren't on their team are reasonable in the midst of an election. Save that for when the election is over and power is secured. There are few people Democrats love more than a Republican who loses.