Racism is deeply rooted in American society, in all sectors. Sometimes it is blatant and sometimes it operates under cover, but it is always there looming over the claims of this society as being open and democratic. But the government recognises that and has legilated against it. Yet it persists. Remember that these slanders and lies spread about Obama were often, as in Florida, instigated by right wing hotshot zionist groups that worked relentlessly to defeat him and spread rumours about him and his biography. The majority of Ameican jews had nothing to do with this campaign and voted for him, but not the groups like the ZOA or their supporters.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Ritual terrorism: Hating Obama as a new form of religion