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The many radical accusations of the Constitution crowd against President Obama and against illegal immigrants are great exaggerated and mostly nonsense.
I see the stiff, uncompromising orthodoxy of the conservative right as a contrived and manufactured cover for the frustration and resentment of white Americans who feel threatened by the increasing influence of people of color, women and others devalued in our society. This is the elephant in the room.