I agree with the greed explanation, fully. The racism explanation is very weak and I do not see it in the context you are discussing. I have seen no evidence pointing towards racism in this situation, and would prefer to give folks the benefit of the doubt before making these kinds of accusations. This is my problem with Carter's comment.I think the major motivation against Obama's HC plan is simple greed, not racism...but...... I think that big insurance is "Pulling Out All The Stops" in their fight to keep their high profits & are deliberately using racism against this nation's first black President as one tactic in fighting HC reform. Wilson has received major financial assistance from the insurance industry, so to say that is not enough probable cause to back a reasonable concern by former President Carter..... is not credible to me.
Thus....My opinion is that greed is the major motive & racism is just one of the tactics being used.
The only ones who can say for sure what their motivations were are former President Carter & Joe Wilson. Anyone else is just guessing.