We've been well down this road when it comes to critical thought, SoCo, and you've clearly demonstrated that you're completely unable to even think about putting the kool-aid down.
So if I don't think Obama was genuine about his story about stopping smoking I'm suffering from bias and hatred of the left? Come on -- now who's being ridiculous? Oh, yeah...I forgot the prime directive: Thou shalt not criticize The Obama.
By labeling every form of opposition "hate," you weaken the term to the point of irrelevancy -- and increase resentment in people feeling they can't engage in the political process without being burned at the stake.
The story is trivial and unimportant -- or at least it should be. What's silly about it is that they guy has real trouble being genuine. Be human for goodness sake, instead of looking at everything as a political position.
Liberal concerns about Obama have nothing to do with his smoking. They have to do with things like keeping Gates on as SECDEF, making Hillary SECSTATE, etc -- he's taking stances that contradict what they thought he was on board with. They're concerned because they're feeling used and betrayed by a guy who pandered to them in order to get power -- and my reaction to this is...