During the presidency of Bill Clinton, the Right tried to render him ineffective by a CONSTANT series of investigations. It started with Whitewater, a real estate deal that happened 20 years earlier, and Clinton was never proved to have done anything wrong. The papers wrote about it for years. Finding nothing, the Right moved its way to a "scandal" when Hillary fired members at the White House travel office (ooooh) ('Travelgate'), then some FBI files which were wrongly disguarded (Filegate) and it FINALLY landed on Monica Lewinsky, which got some traction--see: impeachment. In the interim, Clinton got creamed in the first midterm election.
Now the Right is doing the same thing to Obama. Their goal: Every day the media talks about where he was born or whether he's racist (gee, I guess he hated his white mother) is a day we aren't thinking about health care. I know this isn't a scientific revelation. You know it already. But I ask Obama Nation to keep the faith and, as my name implies, to vote against these fuckers for a generation.