If I said my favorite writer is Adolf Hitler and that my wife hates America, you might legitimately call me an anti-American bigot. Barack Obama’s wife is unabashedly anti-American. His spiritual advisor is more so. That advisor, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, hates white people, too. When the person with whom you choose to live your life and the person from whom you seek guidance for your thoughts and actions are known anti-American bigots, people are justified in assuming you are like them. You chose them. You defend them. You must agree with them. Right?
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