Jimmy Carter says you're a racist
The sanctimonious Jimmy Carter is lecturing America again about how scummy we are. This time, he accusing you, dear readers, of being closet Kluxers - racist pigs - for opposing anything our Dear Leader does.
"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," Carter said. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that share the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans."
Carter continued, "And that racism inclination still exists. And I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of the belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply."
Carter has always had that magical ability to peer into the souls of men and glean their intent - as all liberals possess to some degree. It's why they can play the race card with impunity. They just KNOW that opposition to Obama is based solely and exclusively on the color of his skin. There simply is no other explanation because, how can you oppose a liberal? How can anyone oppose a BLACK MAN?
If Obama was truly concerned about being "post racial," he would condemn Carter in the strongest possible terms. But he won't. And the reason he won't is because Carter, Maureen Dowd, and other liberals who are accusing the right of being racist are helping him. Playing the race card - at the moment - is politically profitable for the president. It unites his base by giving those who support him the feeling that they are morally superior to the opposition. It is also the most damaging epithet one can hurl at the opposition.
The stink is impossible to remove -- which is the whole point. Delegitimzing any-- and I mean any -- opposition to President Obama by dismissing the people who are against him by accusing them of being on the same plane as the Klu Klux Klan is monstrously unfair. There is no comeback to the charges. If you open your mouth in your own defense, you supposedly prove their point. And if you remain quiet, silence equals assent. You are well and truly trapped in the briar patch set up by unscrupulous, dishonest, and immoral dogs who know full well the charges are not true, but make them anyway.
And it's damned effective. It will affect moderates and independents who don't know any better and do not want to be seen as consorting with racists.
We must demand that President Obama make it absolutely clear that the patriots who marched on 9/12 as well as others who oppose him, do so not because of his race but because we strenuously disagree with the direction he is taking the country. And he must condemn all of his supporters who so casually, and so viciously attack their opponents so unfairly and with so little cause.
Not that he will do anything about it. But at least we'll be able to reveal Obama as the cynical, political manipulator he truly is.
Update: evidence that some members of Congress seem to live on another planet:
"Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., also black, said that the racial undercurrent against Obama has been the least discussed aspect of his presidency."