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This may especially be the case if their grievances are driven by the convenient scapegoat of a new Democratic president. Undoubtedly, an Obama presidency will serve to further inflame America's cottage industry of right-wing demagogues, media blowhards, and closet racists to whip conservatism's frustrated malcontents into a frenzy of new resentments against "liberal America."

Such tendencies could get particularly nasty in a depressed economy, all the more so if the Democratic president's social policy falls short in bringing hope to ordinary Americans.

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Mark T. Harris is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. He is a featured contributor to "The Flexible Writer," fourth edition, by Susanna Rich (Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2003). He edits the blog,

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I'm hoping that crook media is taking us down ... by John Hanks on Sunday, Oct 12, 2008 at 6:20:34 PM
These racist right wingnuts are very reminiscent o... by Berry Ives on Monday, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:27:16 AM
I've called them a MEDIA-RIGHT-STORM for years... by Michael Dewey on Monday, Oct 13, 2008 at 12:24:01 PM
How many more times do you need the msm to uncover... by LYNNE KRINGLER on Monday, Oct 13, 2008 at 3:26:54 PM
Perhaps we should find the Nazi propaganda media t... by LYNNE KRINGLER on Monday, Oct 13, 2008 at 3:38:17 PM