The left-wing Guardian spills the beans: [emphasis added]
Hating Mitt Romney: Democratic Voters Less Motivated By Love of Obama
The shout from the crowd was clear. As President Barack Obama gave the first official campaign speech of his re-election bid at a sports arena in Ohio last weekend the first mention of his Republican opponent Mitt Romney prompted a male voice in the throng to yell: "Traitor!"
Earlier in the rally, held in the Ohio state capital of Columbus, several warm-up speakers for Obama had derided and mocked Romney for once using a Swiss bank account. Campaign videos played to the audience had prompted loud boos when Romney appeared or was mentioned.
It was a remarkable shift of opinion about an opponent that many liberals and Democrats would have once dismissed as being bland, uninspiring and known chiefly for a moderate record as governor of traditionally Democratic Massachusetts. Yet now it seems that left-wing anger at Romney might emerge as a key factor in the 2012 election, providing a motivating tool for liberal groups whose base is divided about the achievements of Obama but appears increasingly united in anger at his Republican foe. ...
The phenomenon could be a mirror of what has long been thought to be going on in the Republican circles where the conservative base can seem more motivated by a dislike of Obama than a fondness for Romney. Now numerous progressive activist groups are realising that a negative image of Romney – rather than simply a positive spin about Obama – is rapidly becoming one of their most powerful organising tools.
Because the media is now obsessed with distracting voters from Obama's failed policies and failing economy, we are now talking about same-sex marriage and what Mitt Romney might have done a half-century ago in high school.
This very day, however, 50 year-old Barack Obama is abusing his power as president to bully private citizens who dare give money to his opponent and, according to the Guardian, Obama's leftist supporters are ginning up a hate campaign.
Four days ago I wrote a piece about this shout of "traitor" at Obama's flop kick-off event. We now know for a fact that other than a tweet, BuzzFeed Politics chose not to report the incident, and that any other media types who heard it have also chosen to cover it up (other than the Guardian). This from the same MSM that crafted a major scandal from lies they told about what was heard from Republican crowds in 2008.
Now we know that, on behalf of Obama, left-wing groups intend to gin up a hate campaign against his opponent. In some ways, you can't blame them. It's not as though there's anything to champion about President FailureTeleprompter. But once again, as we watch our corrupt media obsess over a phony 47 year-old tale of high school bullying while wilfully ignoring Obama's Enemies List and this hate campaign, we have to remember that it's only May, and that over the course of the next six months, we're in for a helluva media battle for the truth.