Started is probably not the best word, because it has been going on for a while.
I think I have in this weblog predicted that McCain will win the presidency (I am not saying I want him to win, I don't know who I would vote for). He will win it the same way GW won it - by scaring the (the shit out of the) American people (to death) about Muslims and terrorism (take your pick of expressions).
Yesterday I got my first forwarded email with the "facts" about Barak Obama. Its one of those mails whose content you can't verify, because most of the sources are not mentioned, and those links you can click on lead you to expired pages or super-conservative websites that sell T-shirts to young tight-breasted teenage girls with the slogan "Up your arsenal" on them.
Just a few of them, because I don't want to promote this stuff, but you get the idea:
Obama's cousin Odinga in ran for president and tried to get Sharia Muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started.
My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention,
Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.
My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.
I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school,
where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until
your wife made you change, so you could run for office.
I guess it was too much to hope this could wait until after the summer....