President Jimmy Carter has done it again. He has decided that life as an ex-president is too boring so he needs some media attention, and of course the major media outlets are right there to give him his platform.
Here is what he said on NBC:
“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barrack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American… 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…”
He also has stated that he feels Representative Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” outburst during President Obama’s campaign speech, excuse me I mean address to Congress and the country as being racially motivated.
Mr. Carter: “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president… 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.”
On one front I agree with Mr. Carter. The office of the President regardless of who is occupying it should be treated with respect, whether it is George W. Bush, or Barrack Obama.
I remember when Mr. Carter championed the cause of defending President Bush, when members of Congress booed him during congressional addresses, or when Harry Reid called the President a “loser” just about the time Air Force One was touching down on foreign soil, or when Reid said to Tim Russert that “President Bush is a liar. He betrayed Nevada and he betrayed the country.” Oh… wait that never happened. The wise old statesman never once defended George W. Bush, he never once accused the hated and vitriol of the anti-bush movement as prejudiced individuals, driven by hatred… he never said anything. He did however break the long standing tradition of former Presidents criticizing current administrations: “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history…”
But who cares… he is a Democrat. History has also shown him to be one of the worst and most ineffective Presidents in our nation’s short history. He was given the Nobel Prize, but hell so was Al Gore, that should show you the value of that little award. What a joke.
Mr. Carter has done nothing here to help President Obama, or racial relations by making these idiotic comments. We have an African-American President… as a matter of fact he may be only African, but that is another debate. History was made when Mr. Obama took office. We have moved forward. Things have changed. So shut up.
What do the racism mongers of this world want? When will they be satisfied? The most powerful man in the world is Barrack Hussein Obama, a black man, who is the President of the United States. Where else can black achievement go? What higher office is there? We have black Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Mayors, Police Chiefs, and the list goes on and on… Why is it, if I don’t agree with a black mans politics I am a racist? I didn’t vote for Mr. Obama, but not because he is black, it is because I think he is fiscally irresponsible, and as close to a Socialist as you can get with out being one. I could care less that he is black.
I will say this, having observed it first hand, and having heard it from hundreds of people interviewed on television and radio. More people voted for Barrack Hussein Obama because he was black, than voted against him for the same reason.
So we have to ask ourselves who are the real racists?