Here, there is already a thread on this:
Carter again shows his stupidity
Last edited by TOJ; 09-16-09 at 04:23 AM.
Unless you're a mind reader, no one can KNOW what is going on in another man's mind.
That being said, a reasonable person can have strong suspicions that Wilson's outburst was in fact racially motivated, & I believe that is what former President Carter was saying......He has suspicions..
Very little is know about SC Congressman Joe Wilson at this point, but there is enough evidence out there to convince me that racism MAY well have been his motive.
As a piece of information I offer in support of my suspicion I offer a portion of Maureen Dowd's NY Times column in which she writes:
"The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolina’s state Capitol and denounced as a “smear” the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the ’48 segregationist candidate for president. Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.
ImmigrationProf Blog: Is Joe Wilson a Racist?
Additionally I offer this:
Mary's World: Joe Wilson is the Poster Child for the Racist Right.
Here is a web search...with many more hits.... in response to the question: Is Joe Wilson racist:
joe wilson racist? - Yahoo! Search Results
I offer the above not as proof of Wilson's racial motivation but as proof that such a charge cannot possibly be simply dismissed out of hand.
In police work, the test of "Probable Cause" is one that an investigator must pass in order to receive an arrest or search warrant from a court of law & , while the evidence threshold is low in an application for a warrant, it must be reasonable enough to convince a judge or magistrate that a search is warranted. I believe (my opinion) the above information would establish enough "PC" to get a search warrant from any magistrate in this country, if applied for.
Last edited by Devil505; 09-16-09 at 05:35 AM.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
I'd request that you withhold your final determination for another week.... during which time I expect more evidence will be uncovered about Mr. Wilson's racist beliefs that may be more compelling for you.
In the mean time, I'd request this court issue an order to Rep. Joe Wilson to not erase or destroy any letters, computer files or electronic communications in his possession or control that may shed some more light on his motivations.
Last edited by Devil505; 09-16-09 at 06:01 AM.
It's kind of dangerous to just dismiss anyone who disagrees with Obama as racist.