The number of radical hate groups and militias has exploded in recent years in reaction to the changing makeup of America, and new census figures showing the majority of babies born in 2011 were non-white could fuel those simmering tensions, experts who track hate groups warned.
"White supremacist groups have been having a meltdown since the census bureau predicted that non-Hispanic whites would lose the majority by 2050," said Mark Potok, spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups. "The demographic change in this country is the single most important driver in the growth of hate groups and extremist groups over the last few years."
And of course the visual representation of everything these racists despise is piped into their living rooms on a daily basis.
For white supremacist and radical right-wing groups, the data is especially troubling, and made all the more apparent by the fact that a black man was elected president, Potok said.
"This very real and very significant change is represented in the person of Barack Obama. We've of course seen the most remarkable growth in the radical right since 2008, precisely coinciding with Obama's first three years as president," he said.
Is it any wonder that the GOP has revisited the Reverend Wright, "angry black, hating on whitey, preacher" meme? Or why there is so much interest in finding someway to reopen the birther controversy?
THEY know where the passion for beating this President lies. NOT with the middle class whose jobs are starting to come back, or the young people who are engaged over issues like gay marriage. No THEIR prime demographic are the people who hate Obama simply for the color of his skin, and who need NO other reason to send their hard earned money to any man who runs against him, regardless of how batshit crazy they consider his religious beliefs.
"That Romney may only be the cardboard cutout of a cult follower who believes he will get his own planet when he dies, but he is a cardboard cutout of a cult follower who believes he will get his own planet when he dies, with the correct pigment in his damn skin!"
Personally I believe this may be the last Presidential election that will be tinged with such racial discord that America will ever see, regardless of when the next Hispanic, Asian, or African American gets a place on the ballot, but this one is going to be ass deep in racial anger and hateful rhetoric and we might just as well accept that as inevitable.