I would have said that the former president had gone senile, but I am pretty sure we all know that by now. So, have we all seen the video yet? No? Okay, for those who haven’t…
Brian Williams deserves to be lumped in with Jimmy Carter for this one. The NBC anchor didn’t question this nonsense, giving the well-known antisemtie, as Alan Dershowitz would testify to, a platform to preach his hate. I slammed Canadian disgrace George Stroumboulopoulos for doing the same thing on his CBC show, The Hour, back in January, and I will continue pointing out those who don’t seem to understand the damage this does every time he opens his mouth. Don’t think this emboldens the radicals? This from a uncoverbrother, a person who commented on the video above.
FINALLY! a white person of influence is stating the obvious about SOME of the opposition to obama and his agenda. the opposition isn’t entirely about due to racism, but the viciousness and outright disrespect that is seeping in, is definitely because the president is PART black.
whoever was the first president of color would’ve experienced it and if this is as bad as it’s gonna get, then it’s a blessing. preach jimmy!
This sounds tame compared to what those at the Huffington Post are saying about this.
Jimmy Carter is dead right — as usual. The entire Tea Party movement is racist. The American right is going insane. This phenomenon is worse than a mass nervous breakdown — it is massive anti-social behaviour fueled by paranoia wrapped in xenophobia and inserted into its core of rabid racism.
Former President Carter is spot on.
The tea baggers are like the K//K//K// without the sheets. It’s the same old story. These middle class and working class whites are being manipulated by powerful interests such as insurance companies and banks. The teabaggers have been hookwinked to march and vote against their own economic interests and blame it on a black man.
Bob Dylan sang it much better almost 50 years ago. Racists are “only a pawn in their game”.
What kind of lunatic actually believes this? BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
President Jimmy Carter,
Well done, Mr Carter you have just told the truth the total truth behind the tea baggers, and Mr Obama is a uniquely gifted man who will rise above this.
The USA is a deeply racist country and like it or not the elephant is out and is snorting.
“Carter called Wilson’s comment “dastardly” and said the president should be treated with respect.”
Former President Carter knows a thing or two about being disrespected.
He’s suffered the slings and arrows of the demonic republican’s for decades, and still, he remains Christlike.
God Bless you Jimmy Carter.
Christ-like? Leave it to a group of God-haters to compare this disgrace to Jesus Christ. Does it bother them that Osama bin Laden has praised Carter’s latest book? I have to somewhat disagree with Allahpundit, that I do believe a fair portion of those on the left actually believe what the former president said, especially since I quoted a few of the more insane things being said at the Huffington Post right now. I could continue discussing this lunacy, but I am drifting off-topic.
When Carter gives a speech, he rallies the radicals and does serious damage to those he targets simply because he was a former president. It doesn’t matter that his administration was plagued with one problem after another, that many historians have called his presidency a failure, all that does matter is that in 1976 Americans made the mistake of electing him to America’s highest office (sure they voted him out in a landslide, but the damage had already been done). So when Carter says these ridiculous things, instead of being put in a padded room, he is applauded. You then have those like Roland Martin at CNN echoing his lunacy, discussing how a white man from Georgia would know about racism and that the Republicans are trying to bring back the Jim Crow laws, ignoring the fact that it was the Democrats who initially enacted them. Forget that this is a false appeal to authority, race-mongers like Martin will take Carter’s words and use them to bolster their argument. Pathetic and downright disgusting.
If this was about race, why are prominent African-Americans like Larry Elder criticizing President Barack Obama? Leftist, socialist, etc aren’t being used to hide racist feelings, they are criticisms of the Obama’s political position. Once again, the majority of people don’t hate him because he is black, they hate him because he is “red”. You want to see racism? LOOK IN THE MIRROR! We don’t care what colour Obama’s skin is, and people who do believe that this is all because of race should be put in a padded room with Jimmy “I hate Jews” Carter. Pathetic…
UPDATE: I slept on it, and I feel it is important to address the remarks of Democratic Representative Hank Johnson yesterday…
As Allahpundit said in his post about this, it is easy to see that all this talk about this being an era of “post-racialism” is garbage. Forget that the Ku Klux Klan was considered the militant wing of the Democratic Party at one time, forget that for decades Southern Democrats held close ties to this organization, even turning to it for political support to win elections (something Democratic Senator Robert Byrd admits he himself did), Johnson wants people to believe that the Republicans were the ones wearing “white hoods” back during the Civil Rights era. Does it matter that this man doesn’t even have his facts straight? Mind-boggling.
Whether it be Jimmy Carter or a growing number of Democrat politicians and supporters, it is clear to see that it isn’t the Republicans who are the racists. Need I repeat myself? We don’t like this administration because of their political beliefs, not the colour of their skin. Do I really need to say this when we criticize Nancy Pelosi, Carol Browner and Barney Frank for the very same things? Pathetic…
UPDATE: I got to hand it to Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey on this one. I know I would usually link to the post and comment on it, but I will post the entire article right here for my “modest” readership to enjoy.
If Jimmy Carter believes that the “overwhelming” portion of criticism towards Barack Obama is due to racism, does he also believe that the overwhelming portion of criticism towards Israel is anti-Semitic? Wouldn’t that apply to a man who hangs out with people who target Israeli citizens for terrorist attacks? After all, Hamas regularly issues anti-Semitic harangues and smears, and yet Carter has no problem cozying up to them and claiming that their criticism of Israel is legitimate.
From now on, using Carter’s own logic, we should note each of his remarks on the Middle East by saying they come from “Jimmy Carter, known anti-Semite.” Two can play this game.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Marvelous!
UPDATE: More from Ed Morrissey, this on Maxine Waters redefining what terms are to be considered racist. I might be ignorant of the latest “Beltway lingo”, but when is calling ObamaCare by its name racist? What is this nonsense? Can we not even mention the program we are critical of? This is just another way to silence dissent, to label those who even dare speak of government programs as racist. What should we expect from the Democrats after their antics of late? Disturbing and downright pathetic…
UPDATE: Allahpundit has posted on the White House’s response to Carter’s ridiculous comments. Just because they disagree with this assertion that all most criticism is racist, it doesn’t mean that will be the end of the story. As Allahpundit points out, President Obama is going to have to seriously address all this talk of racism coming from his party. Expect to see some serious distancing from this racial rhetoric, especially since it isn’t helping win support for ObamaCare. As a few people have pointed out, while Barack himself hasn’t stooped to labeling his opponents in this debate as racists, he has supporters willing to do so. Just because he isn’t directly involved, doesn’t mean he can be given a pass, not unless he is willing to denounce this lunacy and punish those in his own party who have been pushing it. I don’t expect the latter, but it would be a sign of good faith if he at least pointed out that this labeling has gotten out of hand. Pitiful…
UPDATE: Got to hand it to Ed Morrissey for digging this up. According to Dennis Freddoso at the Washington Examiner, Jimmy Carter is no stranger to anti-black racism, matter of fact, it helped him win his 1970 campaign for governor of Georgia. As Stephen Hayward’s The Real Jimmy Carter explains, the former president might as well have been wearing a white hood.
– Carter’s top campaign staffers were spotted distributing grainy photographs of Sanders arm-in-arm celebrating with two black men. Sanders was a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, and in the photograph he was celebrating a victory with two players who were pouring champagne over his head. Carter’s leaflet was intended to depress Sanders’s white vote.
– The Carter campaign also produced a leaflet noting that Sanders had paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
– Carter criticized Sanders, a former governor, for preventing Alabama Gov. and notorious segregationist George Wallace from speaking on Georgia state property. “I don’t think it was right for Governor Sanders to try to please a group of ultra-liberals, particularly those in Washington, when it means stifling communication with another state,” said Carter.
– I have no trouble pitching for Wallace votes and black votes at the same time,’ Carter told a reporter. Carter also said to another reporter, “I can win this election without a single black vote”.
– Upon receiving the endorsement of former Democratic Gov. Lester Maddox, Carter responded by praising the life-long segregationist: “He has brought a standard of forthright expression and personal honesty to the governor’s office, and I hope to live up to his standard.” Maddox had not only refused to serve blacks in the restaurant he once owned, but he had also greeted civil rights protestors with a gun, and made sticks available to his white customers with which to intimidate them.
– The campaign paid for radio ads for a fringe black candidate, C.B. King, in an effort to siphon black votes away from Sanders.
– Then there was the radio commercial in which Carter said he would never be the tool of any ‘block’ vote, slurring over the word ‘block’ so that it could be mistaken for ‘black.’
Wow! This really explains a lot now doesn’t it? What about what was said at the Huffington Post? For those old enough, are you still proud you voted Carter? Are you proud you supported a man who bragged about getting elected without a single black vote? It seems that Carter doesn’t just hate Jews, but also African-Americans. If they are still supportive of the former president after this bit of information, I guess we really do know who are the real racists. Hilarious!