Has Jimmy Carter even heard of YouTube?
Carter may be the last pol in America who isn't aware that, with the click of a mouse, anything and everything they've said can be retrieved and compared to what they are saying now.
In this case, it was Carter's wild charge that all Obama opponents are racists. Now, he is denying he ever said such a thing. Hot Air proves him wrong by displaying both videos together, thus making Carter out to be the dumbest lying pol in America today. And that's saying something.
Evidently the entire country, including the White House, misunderstood what he meant by "intensely demonstrated" when he said, "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, that he's African-American." That's the money quote from the interview that aired on NBC on September 15 - just six days after Joe Wilson's outburst and three days after the 9/12 Project's massive rally in D.C. Compare and contrast the before and after below. I wonder which Obama aide was tasked with dialing him up and insisting upon this highly nuanced bit of revisionism. Rahm, you think? Or is this an Axelrod special?
Peter Wehner of Commentary adds:
It wasn't enough for Jimmy Carter to qualify as one of our worst presidents. Now the "born again" Carter has to engage in dissembling. Perhaps his advisers can do him (and us) a favor and keep him off of television.Not likely, Peter. Carter may be the neediest ex-president in history when it comes to media exposure. That alone guarantees he will stick his sorry face in front of a TV camera at every opportunity, usually to say hateful things about the United States or conservatives.
But as long as he keeps making an ass of himself, the damage he can do is minimal.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky