AND WHEN people criticized him, was it anti-peanutness? Peanutphobia?
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office.Yeah, that's why racist Americans elected Obama in the first place. Guys, you can't have it both ways: either he was elected because of his race and is now criticized for the same reason, or he was elected because folks thought he's be a good president and now many of them are getting cold feet. I of course think it's the latter. But everyone who thought it was anatema to say that Obama got a little help because of his skin color can't just now say that it's because his skin color that he's getting a hard treatment.
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."
Time to put the race card to rest, lest we'll all think Obama's supporters are getting so desperate resort to the "ultimate argument."
And don't you even think of criticizing me for this post, or for anything else, ever. If you do, you'll be doing it because I'm disabled. Shame on you if you do.