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The “Honorable” James Carter, Spin Doctor Emeritus

2 October 2009

Then (9/15/09):

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.  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 shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans, that racism in connection still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a 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. (emphasis by qb)

Now (10/1/09):

If you read the remarks carefully, you’ll see that that’s not what I said.  I said those that had a personal vituperative attack on President Obama as a person, that was tinged with racism.  But I recognize that people who disagree with him on health care or environment or things like that, that vast majority of those are not tinged by racism.  (emphasis by qb)

Draw your own conclusions.  I know I have.


POSTSCRIPT:  Here is a refreshing article about a refreshing range of possibilities.  Maybe Carter has unwittingly done conservatism a favor by giving its “permanently tanned” (their words, not mine!) candidates a convenient gift, an ironic bit of political affirmative action, a way to de-fang the left’s disgusting use of the race card to squelch legitimate debate.  Too early to tell, but the possibilities are sure tantalizing.  Carter and his ilk need a comeuppance, and maybe 2010 will be the year.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 2 October 2009 3:20 pm


    There may be some truth in what Carter says, but he is much too heavy handed and murky in the first remarks you quote. Still, he weasels in his explanation of those remarks. Natch, that is something you and I would never do if our profiles were so public. We only do it with our blogposts.


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