If he isn't attacking
This time he is using the Race Card to do it.
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office.First of all, the people protesting are not just white people, they are of all races and religions. They are Americans first. Their color, their heritage, their religion all come second. There is no hyphen between their designation. They are Americans! Plain and simple.
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told NBC News. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."
"That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people -- not just in the South but around the country -- that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply," Carter said.
Carter made similar remarks at an event at his presidential center in Atlanta, Georgia, The Associated Press reported Tuesday, pointing to some protesters who have compared Obama to a Nazi. "Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care," the former president said at the Carter Center, according to AP. "It's deeper than that."
He grouped Wilson's shout of "You lie!" during Obama's speech in that category, according to AP. "I think it's based on racism. There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president," he said.
"The president is not only the head of government, he is the head of state. And no matter who he is or how much we disagree with his policies, the president should be treated with respect."
Second, it is the sacred duty of each citizen to speak out against the grievances he or she perceives that the government is doing that is wrong. Was Congressman Wilson wrong to shout out? NO! It is his right as a citizen to do so. Were the
We have a President who is black. That is a fact of life, and the vast majority of Americans don't care about the color of his skin. It is the color of his politics that concerns them more. That color is a definite PINK! That is what the anger is about. That is the true color that scares them.
Jimmy Carter had a failed Presidency. His foreign policy fizzled. His domestic policy almost brought the nation to its knees. It was under his watch:
That the Mullahs took control of Iran (a move he applauded at the time).
That 53 Americans were held hostage by the Iranian Government for 444 days.
That unemployment rose to 8.5%.
That inflation was out of control.
That government spending went haywire.
Yet he calls his Presidency a success.
Jimmy Carter is a failed man. He lost his re-election bid to Ronald Reagan by a landslide.
Now all he can seem to do is to pick on Southern Baptists, Israelis, and now Middle Class America.
Carter is 85, and perhaps his age has something to do with it. If that is the case, then perhaps we should find a nice rest home for him. Somewhere quiet and peaceful. Far from the hustle and bustle of the world. Somewhere he can dream of the time he didn't lose to Ronald Reagan, and there would be no Israel or Middle Class to bother him so.