Jimmy...you are an Idiot

I oppose many of the current President's policies. That's okay. That is why we have 2 parties.

Jimmy Carter said that the majority of the people that oppose the President do so because President Obama is black. In other words we are bigots.

I'm a bigot. This is new to me.

I thought I just didn't care for liberal policy and I was entitled to my opinion.

I can't think of when Jimmy has ever form a logical thought. His presidency was a disaster both foreign and domestic.

Shut up Mr. President. You are an idiot.

I was commenting to my colleagues at lunch yesterday about some policy/czar/nationalization of President Obama. He motioned for me to hush because there was a table of African Americans behind me.

I boldly told him President Obama is my President and I am free to voice my opinion.

Let's knock off this race crap please?


terri said...

Remarks like Jimmy Carter's just give credence to the moronic things Kanye West has said. Let's not perpetuate the stupidity.

Ken said...

Your absolutley right he's just starting trouble. But then again it seems that the south is rising again.
Not that there's anything wrong with that (I think)

Rock Chef said...

I hate this stuff too.

It has become increasingly common for people to hide behind race when they are accused or criticized. This is, to my mind, a very insidious form of racism in itself.

I don't like Obama - not because of his colour (I always hoped that Jesse Jackson would get to the Whitehouse) but because of what he is doing and how he is doing it.

AmyK said...

Mr. Obama was not my choice (Mitt Romney didn't make it very far) but I think this race stuff is an insult to him. I think that is played as a Hail Mary, last call, when there are no more excuses, go for that.

Hilary Clinton's health care plan stunk too. No one cried racism then.

Jay said...

Carter's comments were beneath the dignity of the Presidency and he should be ashamed.

And, Carter himself has been on the receiving end of accusations of racism AND anti-semitism in the past. So he, of all people, should no better than to make these statements so casually.

Jay said...

Uh ... "should KNOW better" not "no better."

It's late. I might have had a few drinks. ;-)

TerryC said...

You can't always believe what the media writes or says. Anybody who does is an idiot.

Even if they put quotation marks around words, the words are frequently not the same words that the speaker said.

And they often phrase things in a way that will make people think something that is not the case.

It all depends on the agenda of the writer, or editor, or publisher, or major advertiser......

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Very true with the written word. I heard this come from Jimmy Carter directly. I heard the sentences before and after.

The context was as idiotic as it sounds.

You know I've never been a fan of Jimmy Carter but he said it and he is out of touch with reality.

TerryC said...

Okay, I watched the segment and got something TOTALLY different from Carter's comments.

He phrased his words very thoughtfully and carefully, and he said something that I largely agree with.

Hmmm...I seem to remember a certain "Southern Gentleman" recently stating that he makes it a point not to write about politics in his blog posts. I guess my interpretation of his words are different from his own, too. ;)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I would love to know what he meant and so would the rest of the world.

I stay clear of politics except for Jimmy Carter.

He is the equivalent of Sara Palin and Dick Chaney rolled into one magical liberal. He is the anti-conservative. I can't help myself. I loose all rational control of my emotions, get angry and start shaking.

Oh I remember the great days of 15% home mortgages, gas lines, sweaters and international humiliation.


Michael said...

"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."

Those were his exact words.

Now I know there are a couple big words in that one sentence, so I'll translate it into one and two syllables for you folks lacking a decent look-em-up book, and the rest of the world. But first I'll tell you what he didn't say. He didn't say, "the majority of the people that oppose the President do so because President Obama is black". He didn't say, "If you oppose Obama, you're a racist". Unlike, say, under the previous administration, when a number of republicans, including the president himself, said, at many times and in many ways, if you oppose the president, you're a terrorist and/or a traitor.

So lets look at what he actually said. "I think an overwhelming portion (a big bit, a large number, a bunch) of intensely demonstrated (very vocal, loud, aggressive, passionate) animosity (hostility, extreme dislike, hatred, malice) toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact he is a black man."

In short, he thinks a large amount of the very aggressive hatred toward the President may be linked to racism. That's a far cry from "anyone who opposes Obama is racist". If that's what you heard, you weren't listening, or you heard what you wanted to hear, or you heard what some right wingnut talking head told you you were supposed to hear. But you didn't hear what he said. I suggest taking the Jimmy-hating filters out of your ears and listening to what the man actually said.

He expressed concern over a phenomenon he's observed. I've observed the same thing and am also concerned. Not that everyone who disagrees with the president is racist, but that racists among us are using their opposition, exacerbated by lies, to spread fear and hatred, and foment more misdirected opposition.

PS Sorry, I used more big words, guess you'll have to go the look-em-up book after all.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Well said....but he is 1/2 white. Why is he black? Is he 51% black or is any black make him black?

Michael said...

I agree. You should ask the people who have a problem with him being 1/2 black (and, for that matter, those who have a problem with him being half white too, earlier in his political career, he was criticized by some for not being 'black' enough, just goes to show some people can't be pleased).

JC followed up the "for being a black man" with "for being African-American" which Obama actually is. That label, for lack of a better word, fits him more precisely that it does the vast majority of Americans who consider themselves African-American. Most are Americans with African ancestors. They are no more African-Americans than I am Russian-American, Irish-American, British-American, German-American or Native-Alaskan-American. But everybody seems to want to label themselves and others. Whatever.