Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter Plays Race Card

If you follow my blog, you’ll know that my pet peeve is Obama supporters who play the race card whenever their beloved president is attacked. For the most part, many of the people playing the race card are liberal commentators whose opinions are worth jack squat in credibility—liberal douchebags such as Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, and Janeane Garofalo.

But now someone with major credibility has come up to the table to play the race card: former president Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter!

"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.

If that wasn’t bad enough, he continues the myth that Joe Wilson’s outburst was racially motivated.

"I think it's based on racism. There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president," he said.

Of course! Joe Wilson shouted out “You Lie!” because Obama was a black man. It couldn’t have been because Obama was—oh, I don’t know—A LIAR!

If Joe Wilson is racist against blacks for interrupting Barack Obama, then Kanye West is racist against whites for interrupting Taylor Swift. And that happens to be the subject of a video by one of my favorite columnists “Southern Avenger” Jack Hunter.