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    Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    "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
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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.
    It wasn't his comment. It was because he's white. And from the South.

    Y'know... the one type of race-based discrimination that's acceptable in this country.



    God help him if he goes into Baskins Robbins and orders a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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

    President Carter got it right
    the reich wing is ginning up anti-Obama support using racist undertones
    the bowel movement of the teabaggers has little to do with opposition to health care reform and much to do with opposition to Obama
    but when the teabaggers are questioned about specific objections, they come up empty
    yep, Jimmy pegged it
    it's so obvious, Stevie Wonder could see it

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    President Carter got it right
    the reich wing is ginning up anti-Obama support using racist undertones
    the bowel movement of the teabaggers has little to do with opposition to health care reform and much to do with opposition to Obama
    but when the teabaggers are questioned about specific objections, they come up empty
    yep, Jimmy pegged it
    it's so obvious, Stevie Wonder could see it
    What was racist about Wilson's outburst?
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    It's possible the Wilson harbors some racial resentments.

    I was recently in S Carolina. A man in a Krispie Kreme was very open with me about his disgust with Obama, and he made some pretty openly racist comments to me, a stranger. I tried shush him because I noticed some Blacks working there, but he didn't care.

    I do think there is more overt racism in the South. That conversation would not have occured where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    It wasn't his comment. It was because he's white. And from the South.
    I rest my case!

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

    Jimmy Carter just exposed and spoke straight from his ignorance.

    Ludicrous crap like this out of thin air just makes you Democrats look more and more desperate. Bring in one of the worst presents in memory to trumpet an unsupportable smear attempt. Impressive. Not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It's possible the Wilson harbors some racial resentments.

    I was recently in S Carolina. A man in a Krispie Kreme was very open with me about his disgust with Obama, and he made some pretty openly racist comments to me, a stranger. I tried shush him because I noticed some Blacks working there, but he didn't care.

    I do think there is more overt racism in the South. That conversation would not have occured where I live.
    That does not mean every person from South Carolina is racist. An entire population of people are not adherents to other people's comments. I do not agree with everyone's ideals in Wisconsin, yet I live here.

    Do all citizens of a State live in uniform with each other?
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    Re: Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    Jimmy Carter just exposed and spoke straight from his ignorance.

    Ludicrous crap like this out of thin air just makes you Democrats look more and more desperate. Bring in one of the worst presents in memory to trumpet an unsupportable smear attempt. Impressive. Not.
    Carter is an honorable gentleman...A far more intelligent and thoughtful man than most posters here, including me.
    Those who think racism is over in America are just whistling Dixie. A hundred, maybe two hundreds years from now - maybe....
    Joe Wilson is typical, I doubt if he is man enough to admit to his racial bias and bigotry, even in private...
    In my lifetime, we have made progress, but we still have a long ways to go..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Carter is an honorable gentleman...A far more intelligent and thoughtful man
    I thought he was a great man, terrible president, but this outburst of unsubstantiated crap has thrown that regard out the window.

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