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September 16, 2009

Are We That Shocked?

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — DBNewsWorld @ 9:55 AM

President Jimmy Carter has recently drawn controversy by making statements suggesting that Senator Joe Wilson’s outburst at Obama’s address to congress was “based on racism.” Really? Racism? A white South Carolina senator? Racist? Surprise, surprise, right, folks? Of course, that is President Carter’s opinion and whether or not Joe Wilson is in fact racist, there’s no concrete evidence.

There is not a racist bone in my dad’s body,” said [Joe Wilson’s son], an Iraq veteran who is running for state attorney general in South Carolina. “He doesn’t even laugh at distasteful jokes. I won’t comment on former President Carter, because I don’t know President Carter. But I know my dad, and it’s just not in him.”

“It’s unfortunate people make that jump. People can disagree — and appropriately disagree — on issues of substance, but when they make the jump to race it’s absolutely ludicrous. My brothers and I were raised by our parents to respect everyone regardless of background or race.”

Fair enough. But did they raise you to be rude to the president or express your mind at the wrong times? To break the decorum and civility in the House of Congress? To be greedy with your money? To let those who need medical attention go bankrupt when they are at their sickest? To be fairer, this guy is an Iraqi veteran, so I’ll shut my pie hole. But at any moment in time after the incident happened, did anyone think Joe Wilson ISN’T a racist? You think Joe Wilson’s southern white father ever used the term “nigger” violently? We may never know.

As for President Carter, he gave an interview saying that there is an animosity towards blacks deeply rooted in the south that he is familiar with because he’s from the south. However, Carter also said the south has come a long way. Yes, and so has flat screen televisions.

[Source Yahoo!]

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