Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dems Keeping their Distance from Carter Remarks

Here we go again: the cowardly lions--aka Democrats--have put distance between themselves and former President Jimmy Carter's recent remarks, in which he states his belief that "an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man" and there was "an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president" and how that was the spark igniting much of the anti-Obama fervor.

Yeah, and? What part of that is untrue or false?

That didn't stop senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jim Webb (D-VA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) from disagreeing with the 39th president. Even the White House chimed in with a similar statement downplaying race as a factor in the attacks against President Obama.

So, wait--did we all misinterpret the "birthers" and their Muslim-born-in-Kenya crusade? Or Rush Limbaugh playing the song "Barack the Magic Negro" on his radio show? What about Glenn Beck affirming that the president has a deep rooted dislike of white people? Was Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) not being racist when he said "That boy's finger does not need to be on the button"? I'm pretty sure leading teabagger Mark Williams was not being racist when he referred to Obama as "an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug" and "racist-in-chief", right? How 'bout the NJ poll of conservatives where 35% of them consider Obama to be or is quite likely to be the anti-Christ?

I could go on for days...and I didn't even get to the Town Halls and 9/12 protesters.

OK, I understand it may not be politically expedient for those in office to endorse President Carter's statements. I get it. You don't want to alienate certain potential white voters. Fine, don't echo his statements. (Your still cowards, though. Sorry.) But he spoke the truth, so instead of rebuking his pronouncements why don't you guys JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP? Seriously. If you're not going to stand for the truth at least don't try to undermine it.

Forgive me for being harsh but, in the spirit of the President's assertion that he'll be calling out those who lie or disinform, I thought I'd follow his lead and chose to start with my own peeps.

You guys just plain disgust me sometimes. So spineless...

Happy Juneteenth!