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The Almost Last Word September 19, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

“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,” [Jimmy] Carter said. “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 share the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans. And that racism inclination still exists. And I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of the 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.” — http://www.blogfordemocracy.org/2009/09/jimmy_carter_on_race_the_south.html

President Obama said Friday that he did not believe his race was the cause of fierce criticism aimed at his administration in the contentious national debate over health care, but rather that the cause was a sense of suspicion and distrust many Americans have in their government. — http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/19/health/policy/19obama.html?hp

There is no confirmation yet that Carter then said “Well, see? Those people don’t know anything about it.”




1. gregquill - September 19, 2009

Now, re-read that, substituting “Democrat” for “black man” and “Democrats” for “African-Americans”, and this animosity may then be traced back to the Carter administration.

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