Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I agree with Jimmy

To quote Jimmy Carter on CNN, Jimmy says;

"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," Carter told NBC News. "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 shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."

"That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of 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 said.

Without coming across as a left leaning socialist, I totally agree with Jimmy maybe for he first time in my life. Seems like there's an undercurrent of racism that can't be legitimately expressed outright so it's been re-channeled into this gun toting lunacy.

For the record, I'm a right leaning fiscally conservative type minus the guns and bibles so the thing that really freaks me out is that these wingnuts didn't get their panties in a bunch when George Bush gave the banks 700B and ran up monster deficits for the past 8 years like a drunken schoolgirl with her first credit card.

I guess the difference is that GWB spent most of the money on rich people and wars.

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