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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    It takes quite a few leaps in logic to think that "You lie." is racist.
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    I don't think the debate over HC reform is as simple as pure greed on the part of those who oppose it. I don't think race really plays a role at all. You don't see this sort of reaction towards some of Obama's other policies, and I have no doubt that there would be a big furor if a white person was trying to overhaul our HC system.

    I think people with good jobs with full coverage don't really understand the struggles of people such as farmers, temp workers, independent contractors, consultants, people who sell on eBay, whatever. They have to scramble to get insurance. And what about when someone does get sick, say with cancer or an injury and can't work for a long time? They will lose their job eventually and have to pay COBRA payments and will only be able to keep that going for 18 months then would need to reapply with a pre existing condition.

    These become big problems for people if they end up faced with them. Meanwhile, dirt poor, irresponsible people, including illegal immigrants, can waltz into any ER without a care in the world and recieve every type of expensive care, free of charge. Well, so can the person who lost their job but they probably have something to lose like their house.

    So people who have basically played by the rules and run into some hard times get the shaft, after paying taxes for years to subsidize the healthcare costs for the dirt poor and illegals.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    the next thing you know they will be talking about a hate crime ..

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act 'based on racism' and rooted in fears of a black president."

    "'I think it's based on racism,' Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. 'There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.'"

    I am failing to see how Wilson's outburst was in any way a racist one. Every comment made against an ethnic minority is not racist, there should be real reason to believe it is before making the accusation. Otherwise, it just makes the issue worse by adding more situations it can used in, even though there is no justification to do so.

    What exactly was racist about it? Are people going to get tired of being accused of racism with it eventually backfiring on people like Carter who use it to explain something it is not related to?

    Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism' - Yahoo! News
    Carter has moved beyond simple stupidity to complete asshat. Why anyone takes this pathetic moron seriously anymore defies logic.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Carter has moved beyond simple stupidity to complete asshat. Why anyone takes this pathetic moron seriously anymore defies logic.
    I don't think he's a moron. He is a very bright fellow actually. But, he's one of those people who becomes more and more opinionated and extreme as he ages. And, he IS aging, he's now 85 years old, and is probably starting to slip.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Most of Wilson's own allies didn't even vote to keep flying the Confederate flag.

    Don't tell me Wilson isn't at least a closet racist, you don't vote to keep a flag that represents hatred, slavery and racism and then think you're a multi-cultural accepting modern citizen of the world.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post

    I am failing to see how Wilson's outburst was in any way a racist one.
    Since the only way of actually knowing what Wilson's motive was would be to be able to read his mind.....Are you claiming that ability?
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Limt View Post
    Most of Wilson's own allies didn't even vote to keep flying the Confederate flag.

    Don't tell me Wilson isn't at least a closet racist, you don't vote to keep a flag that represents hatred, slavery and racism and then think you're a multi-cultural accepting modern citizen of the world.
    That's a very skewed perception of what that flag means.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's a very skewed perception of what that flag means.
    No it isn't.

    Its very obvious what that flag represents.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Limt View Post
    No it isn't.

    Its very obvious what that flag represents.
    Oh but it is a very skewed perception...

    And if it were so damned "obvious", there wouldn't even be an argument over it.

    The flag represents rebellion against unfair economic aggression by the northern states, the pride the south has in its agrarian culture, and the bravery of the men who died trying to protect the sovereignty of the states against the steady encroachment of the fed.

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