Jimmy Carter: The “overwhelming” portion of animosity towards Obama is racist

posted at 9:01 pm on September 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Deep thoughts from the guy whose book on Israel was most recently plugged by, um, Osama Bin Laden. I’m tempted to tout Jesse Walker’s Reason piece for the third time today on HA as an explanation for Jimmeh’s cynicism here, but I can’t quite do it. The difference between Carter and most of the left, I think, is that he really believes this crap. And, to boot, he really believes he’s doing good by mentioning it rather than poisoning race relations by equating opposition to government expansion with white supremacism.

It’s pointless to try to explain to people like this that they’re well well well into “boy who cried wolf” territory when it comes to the race card, but Brit Hume’s going to try. You’ll find the clip of that below the Carter video.

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Update (Ed): Just FYI, conservative blogs seem to be plagued at the moment by trolls using racially inflammatory language as a way to make Carter’s point. We’ve warned about this before, but I’ll say it again — people making racist comments in these threads will get banned with no warning and no debate. If you can’t make your point without dropping the “N” word or a variant, then hit the road. I’ve deleted several such comments, as well as responses that excerpted the language.


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3. This type of outburst has never happened on the floor of the congress before. He has a transcript of the speech so no “surprises”.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Wrong.

A full transcript of the speech was not handed out. It is the custom so your assumption, but this time it wasn’t.

As for “never happened”, perhaps there is a precedent for the vitriolic, hyper-partisan, fact-challenged presentation Obama made, perhaps you have a link? I can’t think of one. Wilson’s explanation that at that point he spontaneously erupted, while not excusable, is very believable.

KittyLowrey on September 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Glenn Beck is currently using the same technique to solidify his audience. Republicans can act sanctimonious now about racism but it is was a major element of the Republican party’s past and is a major element of it’s future. We see it used everyday on Fox News.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Complete and utter B.S.

KittyLowrey on September 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Audio: What would Wilson say to Carter?

He (Wilson) lamented the accusations of racism and told the two hosts that charges of racism only serve to distract from the deep problems in Obama’s health-care system overhaul, and that perhaps Carter would do better to focus on the issues.
Why shouldn’t Wilson take the high road? Besides the fact that “You lie!” has nothing to do with race, Wilson actually wound up winning this battle.

Why does the left have to make this an issue about race?

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Carter should just STFU for his own sake. Bambi is doing a great job setting himself up as the worst president ever. Even surpassing the beloved and well-respected peanut-farming boob from Georgia. Defending Bambi’s declining fortunes by blaming it all on racism, rather than on Bambi’s own missteps, undermines Jimmay’s opportunity to relinquish his stranglehold as worst POTUS. I guess he is the total moron that we have believed him to be all this time.

yobobbyb on September 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM

No it is not the definition of racism. It is more like prejudice or bigotry. My guess is that Wilson is so ingrained in hatred of Obama that comes from living on South Carolina that he actually thought others will join him in his outcry.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Of course, it becomes more and more clear you have no idea—not even a smidge—of what Wilson has done in working with Obama, the man for whom you claim he harbors “hatred”.

Typical.

KittyLowrey on September 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Why does the left have to make this an issue about race?

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Because they have nothing factual and substantial on which to stand.

Accusations and finger pointing is what they have.

RDuke on September 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Still a “petty” officer after all these years out of the Navy!

chickasaw42 on September 16, 2009 at 1:17 PM

BobMbx on September 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Ouch! There’s one troll that should never have come out from under the bridge.

Dee2008 on September 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Ahem.

Carter is a POS under the thumb of Al-Saud

nyx on September 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

He’s not gutless……why, he once stared down and beat to death the mighty killer bunny wabbit.

Jerome Horwitz on September 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Uh…actually I believe he ran away.

Jaibones on September 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Carter is an idiot. He was an idiot when he was president and he hasn’t changed, except to become more bitter, vicious and inane.

hachiban on September 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

When I saw the comment count, I wondered if it was possible that one of our shitferbrainsliberal trolls was defending America’s Senile Former President. And here you are.

It seems that you libs have reversed the MLK I Have a Dream speech, and now you hope that your children will be judged not by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.

Conservatives disagree, douche.

Jaibones on September 16, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Conservatives disagreed with Bill Clinton on the issues such as healthcare not on superfluous topics such as that.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Clinton wasn’t a former community organizer who had ties to Chicago thugs, a hate mongering church, a domestic terrorist, and a real estate scam artist, just to name a few. If you can’t see the difference between Clinton and Ochimpy then you sir are a moron tool of the left. It is those differences that have given rise to the adamant opposition to Ochimpy and not the color of his skin.

csdeven on September 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Why does the left have to make this an issue about race?

Because they have nothing factual and substantial on which to stand.
Accusations and finger pointing is what they have.
RDuke on September 16, 2009 at 1:13 PM

I would agree with you on that, but I think it’s something deeper.

They wallow all the time in racial guilt and project that onto the rest of society.

They are so steeped in it that they mainly see that as the decider on how things work.

It’s all racial to them, and they are so narrow minded that they can’t see that it is they who are the Racists.

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM

This post is a perfect example of attacking the person instead of my topic and post.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM

You sir are simply a Republican cheerleader. A pawn to be used for Fox News ratings.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Hypocrit. Not worth the urine to piss on your shoes.

The greatest threat to my personal freedom under Bush was enemies from abroad. The greatest threat to my personal freedom under BHO is the Federal Government. That’s the biggest difference I see.

And, I don’t vote party. I vote for fiscal conservatism. My most admired representatives are mostly Blue Dog Democrats. Ass wipe.

Phil-351 on September 16, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Why does the left have to make this an issue about race?

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

What else do they really have?

When you are completely corrupt and 100% incompetent, you have to work with what you have.

In the Democrat’s case, they have a warehouse stocked with pallets full of race cards. And that’s all.

NoDonkey on September 16, 2009 at 1:55 PM

You do realize that Obama’s calling Kanye a jack*** was a racist comment, right? It was just his white half coming out. All white people are racists. Never forget that.

I am so sick and tired of the whole racist thing.

I shall now begin to use the “ist” label on anyone who disagrees with me.

A person against tax cuts: an incomeist
A person against less govt intrusion: a freedomist
An animal rights activist: a humanist

Who can come up with some more?

MississippiMom on September 16, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Clinton wasn’t a former community organizer who had ties to Chicago thugs, a hate mongering church, a domestic terrorist, and a real estate scam artist, just to name a few. If you can’t see the difference between Clinton and Ochimpy then you sir are a moron tool of the left. It is those differences that have given rise to the adamant opposition to Ochimpy and not the color of his skin.

csdeven on September 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM

A person calling Obama “Ochimpy” is claiming he is not racist. Thank you for the post of the day to show my friends.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM

It seems that there is agreement that Birthers are indeed motivated by racism. Well, the most well known Republican in the world is a Birther.

His name is Rush Limbaugh.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 2:13 PM

My guess is that Wilson is so ingrained in hatred of Obama that comes from living on South Carolina that he actually thought others will join him in his outcry.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Do you have to work on this level of stupidity or does it just come naturally to you?

Fishoutofwater on September 16, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

When I saw the comment count, I wondered if it was possible that one of our shitferbrainsliberal trolls was defending America’s Senile Former President. And here you are.
It seems that you libs have reversed the MLK I Have a Dream speech, and now you hope that your children will be judged not by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin.
Conservatives disagree, douche.

Jaibones on September 16, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Exactly

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

A person calling Obama “Ochimpy” is claiming he is not racist. Thank you for the post of the day to show my friends.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM

I have a little news for you, you don’t get to decide who is racist and who is not, your an anonymous troll on the internet.
Secondly you don’t have any friends. Your a pervert and child molester and obviously an anti-semite.
All that time you spent in prison has clouded your judgement about J Carter or maybe it just that anti-semites stick together.
Rush rocks and you suck. That is the difference

kangjie on September 16, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Remember folks, dissent is the greatest form of racism.

Django on September 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Decider:

Did you even comprehend my question to you – it WASN’T whether or not Joe Wilson is racist.
The question is that Since the left seems to only be able to see things through the prism of Race, that Isn’t that in and of itself Racism??
The left decided that since they didn’t really know why he said that, and that since he is of a different race than the Pres., that he is a racist.
They are judging him just on the color of his skin and – newsflash – That’s RACISM!!!!!

Again, the Merriam-Webster online Dictionary Definition for Racism:
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination.

If you voted for Obama because of his race, you are a racist.

If you use race as a criteria to judge people you are a racist.

The Left uses race to judge people all the time – Joe Wilson is the latest example – Now, what does that make them?

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

So if Jimmy Carter thinks anybody that complains about Obama is a racist, I wonder what label he has for all those that complained loudly about Jimmy (worst President in modern history) Carter and booted him out of office after one miserable term?

albill on September 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM

How do we get rid of this man? (By ‘rid’ I don’t mean the Soprano way, just the off-the-airways method)

Isn’t there a term limit to being a former president?

If not, can we get Congress to quickly pass such a law??

OK, as a last resort, everyone start raising bunnies in your back yard, then we load them up in our trucks, head for Plains, and …

fred5678 on September 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Jimmah’s case is one where time will heal the wounds… this country will be substantially better off when this communist is dead and gone.

Griz on September 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Carter is an overwhelming IDIOT…

His USNA Distinguished Graduate status needs to be revoked, IMMEDIATELY…

Khun Joe on September 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM

I think HotAir and other conservative blogs should use this video clip as an altenative view in conjunction with clips of Carter, Maher, or anybody else that cares to use the race card.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej6BlbNWQYU

CriticalUpdate on September 16, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Right. The parties switched in the 1960s due to the Southern Strategy. Yes. The party of Lincoln is no longer the Republican party. The Republican Party is the party of Helms and Limbaugh.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

This summary doesn’t even rise to the level of gross oversimplification. The parties “switched” in the 60s? Like when Al Gore Sr. voted against desegregation? Or was that the normal course of events — a democrat party committed to human enslavement to the state. And you didn’t mention the “liberal strategy” of the past 50 years, i.e., keeping blacks in a state of permanent economic dependency and psychic prison of victimhood.

rrpjr on September 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 3:07 PM

You didn’t get the memo, Decider is the chairman of the who-is-racist committee. Only he can set the terms.
The jew hating, carter defending anti-semite prison bitch named Decider was elected to represent the USA in this matter.

kangjie on September 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM

If you can’t make your point without dropping the “N” word or a variant, then hit the road. I’ve deleted several such comments, as well as responses that excerpted the language.

So if Angry Kneegrow shows up will he get the banhammer?

atheling on September 16, 2009 at 4:33 PM

The only thing I see here is a liberal racist using the race card to further his party’s needs.

Torch on September 16, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I seriously do not think Conservatives would be questioning that the President was an American or creating such an uproar for a school speech if he was White. Conservatives disagreed with Bill Clinton on the issues such as healthcare not on superfluous topics such as that.

Decider on September 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM

You missed the uproar the Dems created when George HW Bush did a similar speech to schoolkids while he was President. Democrats in Congress held hearings investigating whether he broke any laws, and forced the GAO to do a study of how much taxpayer money was spent to broadcast the speech.

Oops! Decider, you are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.

in_awe on September 16, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Rush Limbaugh Calls Jimmy Carter “The Nation’s Hemorrhoid” – Audio 9/16/09

http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/09/rush-limbaugh-calls-jimmy-carter.html

AND AS A RESULT AMERICA NOW HAS A BAD CASE OF OBAMARRHEA

izoneguy on September 16, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Next week’s Newsweek cover story:

We’re All Socialist Racists Now.

Ordinary American on September 16, 2009 at 4:54 PM

As Fred Thompson put it, Jimmy Carter is either naive or senile.

Thompson reminded us that at the time Carter first took office, his mild manners provided the perfect relief to Nixon, just as Reagan provided the perfect relief to who Carter became.

maverick muse on September 16, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Carter, quit while you’re ahead. Instead of you being the worst president since James Buchannan, Obama is well on his way to being the worst president in US history. Your standing improves as long as Obama’s dives. Making accusations of “racism” sounds a bit like psychological projection to me.

BottomLine5 on September 16, 2009 at 5:10 PM

“The party of Lincoln is no longer the Republican party.The Republican Party is the party of Helms and Limbaugh.” Decider on September 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Decider seems to know very little to nothing of what A. Lincoln’s political beliefs were, and of the history of Lincoln’s times. Decider seems decidedly happy to demonstrate his ignorance to everyone. He is the perfect prototype of todays most sanctimonious blowhard liberals.

cavman on September 16, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Decider,

Why on earth do you listen to Rush Limbaugh?

anuts on September 16, 2009 at 5:35 PM

The media and Jimma Cahta can’t wait to get the race riots started again; I’m sure Obama can help!

Cybergeezer on September 16, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Decider seems decidedly happy to demonstrate his ignorance to everyone. He is the perfect prototype of todays most sanctimonious blowhard liberals.

cavman on September 16, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Decider is Maxine Waters. I figured it out.

daesleeper on September 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM

The democrats play the race card because they are the true full blood ed racist. The dems are the party of slavery,and segregation(jim crow, kkk), but I find it amusing to see the dems admire great americans such as Martin Luther King Jr. And Abe Lincoln who were republicans.

jaboba on September 16, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Rush Limbaugh Calls Jimmy Carter “The Nation’s Hemorrhoid” – Audio 9/16/09 – izoneguy on September 16, 2009 at 4:51 PM

I recall back in the days when my hair was shaggy and I spent 5 hours every few days waiting in gas lines a mile long, that Carter was reportedly standing up constantly for several weeks near the end of his term due to an excruciating problem with ‘roids. His ‘roid problem has spread since then to the extent that is now an excruciating national problem. Looking at his picture above makes me go … owwwWWW ! Please… !! Make it Stop !!!.

cavman on September 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Send in the clowns.

Jerricho68 on September 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM

How many times does the old clansmen have to call Barrack Osama boy before it dawns on the state run media that he is a racist?

Barrack Osama the anti-christ plays the race card for the 10,000th time.

Jerricho68 on September 16, 2009 at 7:22 PM

Jimmy Carter is “The Jerk.”

‘Nuff said.

xardoz on September 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Why does the left have to make this an issue about race?

Chainsaw56 on September 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Hmmmmmmm, this is a tough one, let me take a stab at it…

ummmmmmmmmmm
………

Could it be because they know deep down in their own cold hearts that they are the racists, and constantly have to be on defense to prove they are not. So they constantly project their own intolerance by calling any conservative that breathes racist ???

OMG ! What the hell am I thinking ??? Liberals racist ????
Shut my mouth ! Gosh I feel so silly what a crrrrraaaazzzyyyy accusation.

cableguy615 on September 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

One of his horns is showing in the topic picture.

Itchee Dryback on September 16, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Decider is Maxine Waters. I figured it out.

daesleeper on September 16, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Nah, Congresswoman Waters is much more diplomatic.

Spiny Norman on September 16, 2009 at 8:37 PM

How does NBC News call themselves a “news” organization and not ask Mr. Carter what evidence he uses to draw this conclusion?

cirrus on September 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

Hey jimm carter you TRAITOR
SHUT THE HELL UP

go back to your Islamic terrorist friends
and grab your koran and start chanting death to the jews

YOU SCUMBAG..

veteranoutrage on September 16, 2009 at 11:38 PM

“”Democrats Unveil Ad Campaign to Encourage Post-Racial Age, Impugn Motives of Critics” http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/09/democrats-unveil-ad-campaign-to.html

Mervis Winter on September 16, 2009 at 11:57 PM

When Carter, Waters, and Johnson, and 90% of all Democrats for that matter, make allegations of Racism, what they are really saying is, “I am intellectually lazy and incapable of logical discussion or debate. Instead, I am going to change the topic and attack you by making false allegations based on the difference of our skin pigment. Though my baseless claims border on the criminal, I will continue exhibiting my ignorance and stupidity until you become tired and frustrated with the endless display of my inferior brain function”.

ronnyraygun on September 17, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Has “ACORN” become code for the “N” word…?

“….In a statement over the weekend, Bertha Lewis, the chief organizer for Acorn, said the bogus prostitute and pimp had spent months visiting numerous Acorn offices, including those in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia, before getting the responses they were looking for…” from the Times

Geezer on September 17, 2009 at 12:35 PM

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