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Jimmy Carter: Gingrich Has "That Subtlety Of Racism"
Real Clear Politics ^ | January 18, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/18/2012 11:26:46 AM PST by kennedy

Former President Jimmy Carter says Newt Gingrich knows exactly what he is doing when he uses phrases like "food stamp president" and talks about the poor learning a work ethic. Carter says this rhetoric is "appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina."

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"When you emphasize, over and over, welfare, food stamps, and ‘Why don’t the black people get jobs," and if I’m president, I’ll make sure they turn toward a work ethic, rather than an ethic of welfare and food stamps, that’s appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina," the former President said on CNN.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndworstpresident; carter; carter4romney; gingrich; jimmycarter; meanlittleman; racistleft
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Poor Jimmy. He's not the worst president anymore.

Maybe he can find a village somewhere that is in search of an idiot.

1 posted on 01/18/2012 11:26:51 AM PST by kennedy
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To: kennedy

This is pure gold. Newt couldn’t have paid for a better endorsement than a snotty remark from Carter. ;-)


2 posted on 01/18/2012 11:28:56 AM PST by rhombus
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To: kennedy
And Jimmy has the subtlety of failurism...actually there was nothing subtle about it, he was just a complete failure.
3 posted on 01/18/2012 11:30:07 AM PST by apillar
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To: kennedy

What does Carter think about the democrat party racism?

This is the racism which has enslaved black people in poverty, through dependence on government and leftist-influenced behavior, since the civil rights era.


4 posted on 01/18/2012 11:31:13 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: apillar
Don't forget Jimmy's “Subtlety of Leporiphobia” (fear of rabbits for those of you in Rio Linda)!
5 posted on 01/18/2012 11:33:01 AM PST by apillar
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To: kennedy

Carter has that subtlety of Alzheimers.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 11:34:16 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: kennedy

There are very few Americans upon whose grave I would dance, however....


7 posted on 01/18/2012 11:34:31 AM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: kennedy

Jimmy has that Obviousness of Stupidity.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 11:34:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kennedy
And Jimmah has that obvious senility
9 posted on 01/18/2012 11:35:08 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: reasonisfaith

If CNN quotes Jimmah Caatah during the next debate to imply Newt is racist, watch for another Newt surge.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 11:35:08 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: kennedy
"When you emphasize, over and over, welfare, food stamps, and ‘Why don’t the black people get jobs," and if I’m president, I’ll make sure they turn toward a work ethic, rather than an ethic of welfare and food stamps, that’s appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina," the former President said on CNN.

Well, first off, Newt said nothing about "black people." Second, if he did, would it have made his statement any less accurate?

11 posted on 01/18/2012 11:35:44 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: sand lake bar

I feel the same. There will be as many tears as for Teddy, Walter, and Andy.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 11:36:37 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: RockinRight

It’s funny how to the left/democrats, blacks are synonymous with food stamps.

And we’re the racist ones...


13 posted on 01/18/2012 11:37:18 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: kennedy

An insult from Jew-hater Jimmy Carter is a badge of honor I want.

I’m jealous.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 11:37:37 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: kennedy

STFU, Jimmah


15 posted on 01/18/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kennedy

Carter, failed President, puts in his two cents worth.


16 posted on 01/18/2012 11:38:27 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: kennedy

Newt - 1
Jimmy - 0


17 posted on 01/18/2012 11:39:02 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kennedy

Juan, a black man, plays the race card and makes himself look like a fool, so that makes Newt a racist. LMAO.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 11:39:18 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Gator113

The left interprets “wanting to treat everyone by the same rules” as “racist”.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 11:40:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kennedy

f*** him


20 posted on 01/18/2012 11:40:42 AM PST by The_Freemason
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To: kennedy
CBS makes up quotes (against Santorum) and now Carter follows suit (against Gingrich).

Jimmy Carter is an irrelevant has-been whose only joy in life is slandering other people, particularly Republicans. It's not pretty, but it got him the Nobel Prize.

21 posted on 01/18/2012 11:41:01 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: apillar

LOL, EXCELLENT....!


22 posted on 01/18/2012 11:41:10 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: kennedy

Anytime someone cries “racism” you know Jimmy Carter can’t be far behind.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 11:41:56 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: reasonisfaith

IMHO, Jummah, as a Georgia cracker, probably thinks it’s alright.....else he wouldn’t advocate and practice it.

Affirmative Action is the democRAT Party’s undeniable declaration of their belief that blacks are inferior in every way and always will be, that they are incapable of making their own way in life, and without any possibility of achieving anything by their own talents, efforts or abilities!

Newt Gingrich’s statements represent the “Conservative Right’s” belief that ANYONE regardless of race or background can achieve anything they put their mind to and are willing to make the effort to achieve by their own talents, efforts and abilities.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 11:43:30 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: kennedy
Jimmy might as well go back to building houses for the poor. This is pure demagoguery. No one who really cares about the people on food stamps will argue with Newt's point. (I am certainly not endorsing Newt, but fair is fair, and President Carter's remark is not.)

William Flax

25 posted on 01/18/2012 11:44:19 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: truthkeeper

Jimmy Carter, Grade B peanut farm, Grade F Presidency


26 posted on 01/18/2012 11:44:19 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: apillar

27 posted on 01/18/2012 11:44:55 AM PST by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: kennedy

If Newt is going to be labeled a racist for pointing out the obvious then many of us are racist also.

Quite frankly, it’s about time someone starts calling out the so called black community. They are a major economic drag on this nations economic present and future.


28 posted on 01/18/2012 11:45:13 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: apillar
I would make that "lagophobia" (take both roots from Greek rather than mix-and-match).
29 posted on 01/18/2012 11:46:49 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: kennedy

LOL! I’m stealing that.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 11:47:09 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: kennedy

...says Jimmy “too many Jews!” Carter


31 posted on 01/18/2012 11:47:38 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: kennedy
If the Democrats are dragging Jimmy Carter out to attack Newt and defend Obama you know they are really desperate.

Anyone who is willing to call a conservative a racist will immediately get an enormous amount of fawning coverage from the MSM. Look for more slime balls like Carter to start parroting the racist attack.

32 posted on 01/18/2012 11:47:43 AM PST by detective
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To: kennedy

Jimmy Carter, DOG (Demented Old Geezer)


33 posted on 01/18/2012 11:47:46 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: MrB

Racism is the Left’s version of Original Sin. White people are born guilty. If they refuse to take the sacraments of the Church of Liberalism and thus accept and atone for their guilt, they are damned.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 11:48:18 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: sand lake bar

“There are very few Americans upon whose grave I would dance, however....”

Nah, you need to have a full bladder when you head over to visit Jimmah’s grave. The Marines need a reprise when this piece of human waste finally expires.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 11:49:48 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: kennedy

That settles it. I’m DEFINITELY voting for Gingrich. What an ass. Jimmah Carta just can’t keep his own racist, anti semetic mouth shut. What a black mark he was on our history. We never learn, do we?


36 posted on 01/18/2012 11:50:40 AM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: kennedy

That settles it. I’m DEFINITELY voting for Gingrich. What an ass. Jimmah Carta just can’t keep his own racist, anti semetic mouth shut. What a black mark he was on our history. We never learn, do we?


37 posted on 01/18/2012 11:50:57 AM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: kennedy

doddering old fool..


38 posted on 01/18/2012 11:52:50 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Not only on the short list for "worst President in American history" but heading the list for "worst ex-President in American history."

Jimmy Carter's ancestors in backwoods Georgia probably included a lot more slaveowners than Newt Gingrich's Scots-Irish ancestors in Pennsylvania (he was born a McPherson). I guess that gives Carter special insight into racial matters, or at least a special license to play the race card.

39 posted on 01/18/2012 11:52:53 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: sand lake bar

I’ve wondered over the years what Carter’s funereal plan is. Each POTUS is supposed to submit a plan for his wishes upon his ultimate demise.

Would Carter DARE to have the formal/official cortege up Constitution Ave, and lying in state under the Capitol Dome? Or would he be more realistic and dignified, and have a simple ceremony at the family homestead in Plains, GA. I somehow can’t imagine folks standing in line for hours to pass by his bier.


40 posted on 01/18/2012 11:56:05 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: kennedy

Hey Jimmy!

The elitists seeking to maintain power by growing the dependent class are the real racists in this country.

Newt has been very clear he wants everybody to be productive and have a better life.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 11:56:31 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Le Chien Rouge

The words racism and racist are overused and abused in this society. I do not know anyone who believes they are a superior race because they are white, which is the definition. However, I know many people, myself included, who are disgusted with the power the black populAtion wields by using these words. We are equally disgusted with the power these words bring to the liberals who continually use them to control the thinking of blacks. Carter’s statement does nothing but perpetuate the division between the races.


42 posted on 01/18/2012 11:59:27 AM PST by Toespi
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To: kennedy

The charge of racism is the last refuge of the leftist scoundrel Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy, I’m offended by your scurrilous charge.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 11:59:49 AM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: kennedy

Jimmeh further proves his irrelevancy. Has any other US president spiraled to such complete meaninglessness (is that a word?)?


44 posted on 01/18/2012 12:00:16 PM PST by Not The Other One
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To: kennedy

The democrats are filthy scum who attack anyone who tries to help the poor. When will we go on the political offensive against these evil vipers?


45 posted on 01/18/2012 12:00:52 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: kennedy

LOL...I’m in tears. TOO funny!


46 posted on 01/18/2012 12:05:21 PM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: kennedy

The Democratic party slaves are waking up.

http://www.runawayslavemovie.com/site/


47 posted on 01/18/2012 12:06:11 PM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Verginius Rufus

excellent post


48 posted on 01/18/2012 12:07:02 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: kennedy
This coming from a guy who ran on the same ticket with Lester Maddox.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 12:11:01 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: rhombus

Carter who has the overtness of demential endorsed Romney as I recall.


50 posted on 01/18/2012 12:12:10 PM PST by nikos1121
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