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Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot
Jewish World Review ^ | June 1, 2006 | Julia Gorin

Posted on 06/01/2006 10:14:41 AM PDT by Sabramerican

Jimmy Carter: Recovering Racist, Still a Bigot

By Julia Gorin

Jimmy Carter has been called everything from a humanitarian, to a crack pot, to the ultimate pacifist. But a look into his past reveals a shoe that fits better than all of these.

It's a story told to me by an acquaintance from Watertown, NY, a place situated way upstate, well north of Syracuse. The acquaintance had heard it from two barflies who were there the night in 1975 that Jimmy Carter passed through town in his first New York appearance during the "250-day 1975 portion of the presidential campaign," as Carter had called it.

The story goes that after giving a speech at the Holiday Inn, Carter stopped by the Rebel Room Tavern, a bar that once existed near the old Woolworth building and catered to southern servicemen based near by. Not knowing that an employee from the local paper was present, Carter joked around with the locals and, as two of those locals related the story to my friend, "every other word out of his mouth was 'nigger' or 'kike.'" But styling itself after The New York Times, the paper didn't print undignified information about candidates it was friendly toward, and the potentially damaging tidbit never made it into print.

At least that's how the story goes.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; US: Georgia
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1 posted on 06/01/2006 10:14:43 AM PDT by Sabramerican
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To: Sabramerican

it is not good to wish people dead, but our country would be better off if it was his time i think...


2 posted on 06/01/2006 10:17:28 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Sabramerican

Jimmuh and Billy bro - the first Muslim president and his helper

3 posted on 06/01/2006 10:18:58 AM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Sabramerican
THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS A LONG, RICH HISTORY OF RACISM! 

FASCINATING HOW THE MEDIA JUST "FORGETS" THIS TO ATTACK PEOPLE LIKE TRENT LOTT WHILE LETTING BYRD SKATE!

· US Supreme Court - Democrats attack Republicans for Support of Blacks
· Democrats Past, Present, and Future unkind to Blacks
· Democrats Past, Present, and Future unkind to Blacks - II
· Welfare, Family, and social policies destroy Black Community (Black Community)
· Democrats Exploit Blacks
· Democratic Racism (The real reason behind the borking of Miguel Estrada.)
· Jackson: Dems Treat Blacks Like Victims
· Democrat Racism - Politics and the DNC lies to Blacks (Education and the TRUTH will finally set them free)
· Sen. Robert Byrd, ex-Klansman (Racism, part of the Democratic PROUD HERITAGE)
· For Byrd KKK was stepping stone to Democrat Politics (Byrd suggests in his book that the KKK is not such a bad organization)
· CORE Chief: Harry Reid a 'Slave-ocrat' (Filibuster was used by Dems for 100 years to keep SLAVERY alive)
· Demonizing Justice Brown - Dems ATTACK Black Female Judge (The Bible, Values, and Morals are NOT acceptable for a Black Female Judge!)
· The Black Family: 40 Years of Liberal Lies (How the Left has ENSURED the destruction of the Black Community)
· Black Families, Black Men (How Democrat Socialist Programs have DESTROYED the Black Family)

4 posted on 06/01/2006 10:19:17 AM PDT by woodb01 (ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: Sabramerican
"... Carter joked around with the locals and, as two of those locals related the story to my friend, "every other word out of his mouth was 'nigger' or 'kike.'"

Um, nah. Kinda hard to buy that one, and it's ancient hearsay regardless. Politicians say immensely stupid things on the campaign trail when they think they're in company that they believe will be a receptive audience, but I don't think I can believe that about Carter.

Now, I once heard an anecdote about Carter where a high school band welcomed him on the '76 campaign trail by playing the old Union song 'Marching Through Georgia' and Carter exclaimed 'Doesn't anyone know that's not a Southern song?!', but that's something else entirely.

Carter was also on record during the last big Confederate state flag hullabaloo saying something along the lines of how trivial a matter it was.

5 posted on 06/01/2006 10:24:52 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: Sabramerican
Every other word out of his mouth was .....

Actually, that would probably be typical white Georgian language in 1975. I knew a white guy from Louisiana in the early 90's, and he talked the same way, as if it was perfectly normal and everyone did it.

6 posted on 06/01/2006 10:25:01 AM PDT by narby
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To: Sabramerican

He reminds of our own Pierre Trudeau, especially in his younger years. Trudeau was opposed to Canada's participation early on, in WW2 and actually drove around on a motorcycle wearing a Nazi army helmet. Amazingly, he became Prime Minister. Scary.


7 posted on 06/01/2006 10:25:05 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: woodb01

Carter is a lot of things, but most of this story is based on rumors and innuendo. I'd be careful who you call a bigot and a racist, especially someone who has had a public record for forty years. The guy was a deplorable President and has been worst since leaving office.


8 posted on 06/01/2006 10:26:34 AM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: kinoxi

I have a recurring dream that someday, during a drought, I visit his grave when the grave spontaneously ignites. I joyfully help put out the fire.


9 posted on 06/01/2006 10:27:38 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: Sabramerican

I'm shocked! Jimmy Carter is a great humanitarian, and a man of faith!


11 posted on 06/01/2006 10:28:14 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("a band of illiterate Indians." Che Guevara on Mexicans)
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To: Sabramerican
Carter joked around with the locals and, as two of those locals related the story to my friend, "every other word out of his mouth was 'nigger' or 'kike.'"

I find Carter to be a disgrace in every other way, but I don't buy this. As a former governor of a Southern state, he should be quite sensitive regarding the use of such language.

12 posted on 06/01/2006 10:28:26 AM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: teddyballgame

I'm with you. I don't really tend to believe this about Jimma.


13 posted on 06/01/2006 10:29:15 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Sabramerican

gotta ask, what do you put out the fire with?


14 posted on 06/01/2006 10:29:15 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

Well, it's not as if he is making any difference in anything, so it is as if he is dead. Say, virtually dead.


15 posted on 06/01/2006 10:29:27 AM PDT by GSlob
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The author gives plenty of circumstantial evidence of the occurrence and absolute proof of behavior which backs the observation.

You are free to believe otherwise. I believe the worst about Jimmy.


16 posted on 06/01/2006 10:30:33 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: Blueflag
I'm with you. I don't really tend to believe this about Jimma.

Add me to the list of non believers.

17 posted on 06/01/2006 10:30:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Catholic Canadian
Trudeau was opposed to Canada's participation early on, in WW2 and actually drove around on a motorcycle wearing a Nazi army helmet. Amazingly, he became Prime Minister. Scary.

and during his administration, his wife, Margaret, was being schtupped by Mick Jagger.

and the National Lampoon did a piece on him called "The Frog Prince: A Canadian Fairy Tale, a comic featuing Pierre Trudeau"

18 posted on 06/01/2006 10:31:20 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: GSlob

He makes plenty of difference giving aid and comfort to the enemy (plural) almost every day.


19 posted on 06/01/2006 10:32:04 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: GSlob
he's been quite active in "certifying" elections for US enemies. His nobel prize gives him creedence.
20 posted on 06/01/2006 10:32:38 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: woodb01
You might want to check out usmcobra’s post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1617409/replies?c=162

21 posted on 06/01/2006 10:33:13 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Sabramerican

Interesting.

In contrast. The Texas newspapers and the LA Times printed a front page photo of then campaigning Gerald Ford standing front of the Alamo in San Antonio and sticking a tamale (with the corn shuck still on it!) in his mouth!!! Of course he appeared idiotic to all in the southwest U.S. I have always wondered who handed Ford that tamale wiht the photographer ready to snap. I was travelling in LA when it came out on the front page and remember announcing to my wife how Ford had just lost Texas by biting into the corn shuck (which he did so very narrowly). It seems had the NY MSM been similarly complete in its reporting about Carter's truely ugly photo moments, we might not be cleaning up Carter's droppimngs all over the world today.


22 posted on 06/01/2006 10:35:00 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Vaquero

Yep, and Trudeau and Carter loved each other, they were probably bum-buddies. Hell with 'em both.


23 posted on 06/01/2006 10:35:23 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian (Formerly Ashamed Canadian - thank you Stephen Harper!)
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To: Sabramerican

Passing on third party rumors allegedly told by two drunks, one dead and one missing? Pretty low.


24 posted on 06/01/2006 10:36:27 AM PDT by jordan8
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To: Sabramerican

The story comes across as believable to most of us because that fits our perception of ol' Jimmah. It also fits with the expected attitudes of a white man from rural Georgia who was born in 1924. He grew up in an era and area where the Klan had a lot of influence and was widely accepted. This does not guarantee his own personal philosophy by any means, but it certainly makes it unsurprising if he did end up racist and anti-Semitic.


25 posted on 06/01/2006 10:37:26 AM PDT by RebelBanker (If you can't do something smart, do something right.)
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To: kinoxi

I doubt it. What credence could His Irrelevancy get, and from whom?


26 posted on 06/01/2006 10:37:28 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Dark Skies
I find Carter to be a disgrace in every other way, but I don't buy this. As a former governor of a Southern state, he should be quite sensitive regarding the use of such language.

I would not dismiss this. Over the years I have met a few folks in "high places" and more than once I have been shocked at their language in private. As far as using the "N" word my experience is that it seems to come out of the mouth of people you'd least expect it from. I can count a couple of friends I've had over the years that both one day just floored me with the vitrol they had for people that are black. Which is something I just don't understand and sadly that was the end of our friendship.

27 posted on 06/01/2006 10:37:39 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: Graybeard58; Blueflag

There are probably more stories that contradict this one. With Carter being a Sunday School teacher and a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity makes me find this story hard to believe.


28 posted on 06/01/2006 10:37:56 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Sabramerican
I don't degrade him for THAT; white men brought up in the 30's would be exposed to that type of language and not consider it racist. The couple of times I heard my dad shout the N word (usually during a football game) I cringed. I did have the great fortune of being in 6th grade during integration and Jolinda Johnson was the first black in my class and she was a sweetheart, everyone liked her and we never heard of any negativity towards her. Of course Mrs. Ellis would of busted our butts if we had.
29 posted on 06/01/2006 10:38:11 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: GSlob

look at 'jimma' in south america the past few years...


30 posted on 06/01/2006 10:38:47 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Wouldn't give that post much credence.


31 posted on 06/01/2006 10:39:56 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: jordan8

"Passing on third party rumors allegedly told by two drunks, one dead and one missing? Pretty low."

I think Carter is a goofy dork, but I agree with your comment.


32 posted on 06/01/2006 10:40:45 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Sabramerican

You must be living a charmed life to have no more serious concerns than His Irrelevancy's antics. Congratulations.


33 posted on 06/01/2006 10:41:31 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: stainlessbanner

why?


34 posted on 06/01/2006 10:42:27 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: kinoxi

As if they were relevant.


35 posted on 06/01/2006 10:42:29 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

self-ping


36 posted on 06/01/2006 10:45:17 AM PDT by dpa5923 (Small minds talk about people, normal minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas.)
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To: narby

"...that would probably be typical white Georgian language in 1975. I knew a white guy from Louisiana in the early 90's, and he talked the same way, as if it was perfectly normal and everyone did it."

I have to point out that the South by no means has a monopoly on this sort of thing. Not to mention, there are plenty of good not-racist people in the South who in no way deserve this reputation. When I lived in GA, I very rarely encountered this sort of thing. But when I moved north I encountered quite a few people who were terribly racist and spoke to me in such a way as indicated that they thought I would be on the same page as them simply because I had just been living in the south. It left me with quite a resentment against this popular but not necessarily fair image of the south. I'm sure that the reality includes some decent people and some not so decent people in all areas of the country, but I never did come to like it in my new location and thankfully was able to move again at a later time.


37 posted on 06/01/2006 10:45:39 AM PDT by fromscratchmom
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To: GSlob

You may or may not believe the worst about him, but to ignore that he is a propagandist for the enemy, ranging from Chavez to Castro to Hamas, hell, every single enemy of the United States, is beyond absurd.

Tokyo Rose was less guilty then this former President.


38 posted on 06/01/2006 10:45:53 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bandar Bush in 08: Continue the Legacy)
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To: Sabramerican
This story could very well be true. I know the Press protected Lyndon Johnson's foul mouth the entire time he was in the White House.

Those who knew LBJ say that he could hardly speak a sentence without the word f@ck.

Whenever he gave a press conference his aides would be cringing in the background, scared to death that LBJ would let loose with a stream of profanity.

Words like "nigger" and "kike" would have rolled off his tongue as easy as sweet potato pie.

I suspect that many Southern gentlemen of that era probably used that type of language without a giving it a second thought - including Mr. Carter.

39 posted on 06/01/2006 10:52:23 AM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel.

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Cyrus Vance…confirmed to then-New York mayor Ed Koch that Carter, if reelected, would "sell out" the Jews
Jimmy Carter shortly before the 1980 election

…at a March 1980 meeting with his senior political advisers, angrily snapped, "If I get back in, I`m going to f--- the Jews."
Jimmy Carter, March 1980

…had I been elected to a second term, with the prestige and authority and influence and reputation I had in the region, we could have moved to a final solution
Jimmy Carter, 12-1-2003

40 posted on 06/01/2006 10:52:44 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldnt do!)
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To: God luvs America

Both Dems and GOP share responsbility for past racial inequities. Reconstruction was hardly a shining moment in GOP history. We can continue to the discussion on that thread if you would like.


41 posted on 06/01/2006 10:53:07 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: fromscratchmom
Not to mention, there are plenty of good not-racist people in the South who in no way deserve this reputation.

Agreed. I wasn't trying to trash the South per se. In a way, they're only being honest while some northerners who don't talk such trash actually are(were) closet racists. Although the number of genuine racists I think is much less than when I was young.

I do have to say that the guy I knew from Louisiana who talked that way was probably not a "real" racist. His best friend growing up was a black neighbor kid. He took flying lessions from a black flight instructor (black pilots are relatively rare). He explained it that where he grew up, everybody just talked that way. Everybody. Blacks, whites, everybody.

He seemed like a decent guy. How would I really know what he thought inside?

42 posted on 06/01/2006 10:57:30 AM PDT by narby
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To: stainlessbanner

That's fine but the belief, willingly spread through the media, that the GOP is responsible for the inner city problems today which are a result of discrimination, and have done nothing about it while the rats have embraced the problems with open arms is bogus...


43 posted on 06/01/2006 10:58:08 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: stainlessbanner
"Wouldn't give that post much credence."

Why not? it looked good. What makes you say that?

44 posted on 06/01/2006 11:09:36 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: narby

Actually, everyone still does talk that way. Granted, I really don't use slurs all that often, but the fact is, you'll see kids, whom, more than half their friends are black, who love rap music, but, when just in an audience of their white friends, they use the word, and they use it because that's just the way people talk. Most people who tell insensitive jokes in the South don't do it out of prejudice or malice, they do it because that's part of the culture. If Carter did actually say this, he probably said it because of where he was, namely, a bar frequented primarily by Southerners, who in 1975, probably still talked in language like that. There is nothing wrong with telling an offensive joke if no malice is meant by it, and you tell it in the company of people who know where you're coming from. These kind of jokes are inappropriate for mixed company, but they're also harmless. David Allan Coe put out a couple of albums a while back and they had several songs laced with racial epithets. I should note that one of Coe's band members is black.

To tell you the truth, I have found in my life that the people who actually are racist are the ones who don't use epithets and who never laugh when an offensive joke is told. That's just in my personal experience in this area.


45 posted on 06/01/2006 11:10:48 AM PDT by AzaleaCity5691 (The enemy used to lie in the heart of Gadsden, now Riley outpolls him by 50 points)
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To: God luvs America

Carter was term limited in 1974. If he had run for reelection, I wonder how strong of a challenge he would have had.


46 posted on 06/01/2006 11:11:37 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Sabramerican

The article definitely explains why Carter is so pro PLO. When you think about it, there is a definite Anti-semetic sentiment in everything he says and does.

But, why then did the American Jewish community supported his presidential run against Ford?


47 posted on 06/01/2006 11:34:26 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Steve Van Doorn
It's disingenious to compare the early Democrat-Republicans to their current party posture. Consider Andy Jackson and Jefferson vs. FDR and Clinton - different perspective, but same party.

Similar to the change in "classic liberalism" and "modern liberalism." Just my .02

48 posted on 06/01/2006 11:35:31 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: AzaleaCity5691

I don't believe this story. We southerners don't use the word "kike". I am not sure I know what it means. Even in 1975 in the south, the "n" word was not used in groups of strangers and especially not by politicians.

There are plenty of other things to fault old Jimmy for but not this.


49 posted on 06/01/2006 11:53:49 AM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Sabramerican

Jimmuh Carter.......the reason I started voting Republican.


50 posted on 06/01/2006 11:57:18 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Mexico: America's Palestine)
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