Question: If former President James Earl Carter says something incredibly stupid and there’s no one there to pay attention, is he still a Barking Moonbat?
Thank goodness I don’t work in the Senate Chambers. As such, I still enjoy (for the moment, anyway) free speech. And let me add the disclaimer that what I am about to write is my opinion, and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of others (but it probably matches a lot of ’em).
For those of you who may not have heard, former President Jimmy Carter said today during an interview that Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst last week was “based on racism” and that an “overwhelming portion” of criticisms against President Obama by anyone are rooted in bigotry.
Um… Mr. former President? Have you been hitting your head with your Habitat for Humanity hammer again? If not, then perhaps I can offer you some advice. Start doing so immediately. Then you will have an excuse for such ludicrous statements.
Carter, like most left wing loonies, has taken it upon himself to criticize those who disagree with the President’s policies as racists merely because Obama is part black.
Without bothering to attend any of the tea parties, they will pass judgment on those who were there to protest the direction of the current administration. In other words, “to hell with the facts! You’re racists if you don’t cheer on the President.”
This is the same James Earl Carter, by the way, whose administration is responsible for introducing the nation to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and who, in the opinion of many, was the most inept President in the history of the country (until now).
Using Carter’s logic, any criticism of the President is automatically racist. Yet is that not a racist comment itself? If you accept Carter-logic as anything other than the twaddle it is, Barack Obama is incapable of making a mistake because he’s black. If that’s the case, could we therefore make the case that Carter is incompetent because he’s White? Hmmm… that would go a long way toward explaining some of the things… no, no I’m just not going to go there.
In an article on the Fox news website, Deneen Borelli, a black conservative who spoke at the protest rally held in Washington Saturday said,
“I don’t see race as an issue. It’s all about the policies that are coming out of the current administration… I just see this as the race card being used once again to distract the American people from the core issues.”
As for former President Carter, a word of advice. There’s an old adage I find applicable here, sir: “Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you’re a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
Work on it, OK? History will thank you.