Skip to comments.[Jimmy] Carter: Racism plays major role in opposition to Obama [HURL ALERT]
Posted on 09/16/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT by seanmerc
(CNN) -- 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.
Former President Carter tells "NBC Nightly News" that racism has surfaced in opposition to President Obama. "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 Nightly 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.
Michael Steele, who is the first African-American to chair the Republican National Committee, denied Wednesday that race is fueling protests.
"President Carter is flat-out wrong," Steele said in a statement. "This isn't about race. It is about policy."
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Is there anyone out there who still can’t figure out why Jimmah is considered the worst president of all time? He’s a moron! Billy was the smart one. He sold beer.
So what explains my visceral disgust and opposition to everything about Jimmuh Cawtah?
Carter = the national hemorrhoid.
Jimmy Carter is always in a mad rush to make a fool of himself. Just because he won the Nobel Peace Prize doesn’t make him a savant. Yasar Arafat was also a winner of that award.
We that are dissatisfied with Obama and his administration could give a flying flip about race. Its about the rush to bring the USA into third world status. The deficit they are signing us into will bring us into bondage. The president’s advisers can’t wait to shackle the free enterprise system. Others want to shackle those who do not agree with the president’s agenda.
The only race we’re concerned about is the American race.
If this is Carter’s reasoning, there is no wonder he was a dud as our president.
That's a bloody racist remark!
Not to spew indiscretions but that's racist!
Lol! Lets try this....COWARD ALERT?
Will this insane prune go ahead and die already?
Jimmy Carter is the gift that keeps on giving.
He’s doing his part to help 0bama become a failed one-term president, too.
Don't be stupid in a racial fashion, that's racist!
These two are having quite the battle for the title of Worst. President. Ever.
The kindest thing I can say about Jimmy Carter is that he must be afflicted with senile dementia.
What an attitude to convey!
ALL together now, "THAT WOULD BE RACIST!"
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