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Filed under: Blogging, Ethics, Media, Politics — Rick Moran @ 9:21 am

The sanctimonious Jimmy Carter is lecturing America again about how scummy we are. This time, he is accusing you, dear readers, of being closet Kluxers - racist pigs - for opposing anything our Dear Leader does.

“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,” Carter said. “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 share the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans.”

Carter continued, “And that racism inclination still exists. And I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of the 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. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply.”

It is a fact: Barack Obama was not qualified to be president of the United States. It is laughable to make the case that someone with such a sparse resume of achievement, failing to demonstrate any qualities of leadership, could possibly have the skill set to be president. To say otherwise brands you as a rabid partisan whose opinion can safely be ignored.

I honestly don’t know that if Barack Obama was white, he would have been dismissed outright as a candidate. Those who make that argument assume too much. For Obama is not without ability. He is not without intellect. And some would argue he has the right temperament to be president.

Is that enough to be president? Obviously, I think not. Without the leavening of experience, none of that matters. I have said the same of GOP candidates in the past so it is not a partisan matter. I think the idea that Gary Bauer was qualified to be president is equally laughable. Or Alan Keyes. Or any one of a half dozen Republicans who, for vanity’s sake or because they are true believers, threw their hat in the presidential ring with fewer qualifications than Obama.

Carter is a putz for saying that opposition to Obama is based on the idea that no black candidates are qualified. Perhaps because it became painfully obvious to all when he was in office that Groucho Marx was better qualified to be chief executive than some peanut farmer with one term as governor of a small state, that he can’t recognize what qualifies anyone to be president.

Carter has always had that magical ability to peer into the souls of men and glean their intent - as all liberals possess to some degree. It’s why they can play the race card with impunity. They just KNOW that opposition to Obama is based solely and exclusively on the color of his skin. There simply is no other explanation because, how can you oppose a liberal? How can anyone oppose a BLACK MAN?

It’s a shame that dueling has been outlawed. If it were not, I would gladly call Mr. Carter out and challenge him to prove his charges. Spitballs at 20 paces. At dawn.

If Obama was truly concerned about being “post racial,” he would condemn Carter in the strongest possible terms. But he won’t. And the reason he won’t is because Carter, Maureen Dowd, and other liberals who are accusing the right of being racist are helping him. Playing the race card - at the moment - is politically profitable for the president. It unites his base by giving those who support him the feeling that they are morally superior to the opposition.

It is also the most damaging epithet one can hurl at the opposition and serves the purpose of putting doubts into the mind of more independent and moderate voters that if opposing the president is tantamount to being a racist, best keep their complaints to themselves. The left loves to intimdate people in this manner; like a bully who gets off on playing with their victim before beating them up. Those who might have questions about the direction the president is taking the country feel constrained about expressing themselves lest the hammer fall on them as well.

The stink of being called a racist is impossible to remove - which is the whole point. Delegitimzing any - and I mean any - opposition to President Obama by dismissing the people who are against him by accusing them of being on the same plane as the Klu Klux Klan is monstrously unfair. There is no comeback to the charges. If you open your mouth in your own defense, you supposedly prove their point. And if you remain quiet, silence equals assent. You are well and truly trapped in the briar patch set up by unscrupulous, dishonest, and immoral dogs who know full well the charges are not true, but make them anyway.

And it’s damned effective - as its practioners know. The cold calculation that goes into deliberately smearing your opponent with the one charge in American politics for which there is no answer, no possible response, should scare even some honest liberals.

What gives anyone the right - liberal or conservative - to make such an outrageous statement as Maureen Dowd makes here, and try and pass it off  legitimate analysis:

Surrounded by middle-aged white guys - a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club - Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!

“Fair or not?” Okay, MoDo, it’s not fair. Now what? Do you apologize for your rank smear perpetrated against someone you don’t know, have never met, and only assume the worst based on the region of the country he comes from? Of course not. To do so would reveal your towering ignorance and beastial judgment, not to mention a sneering elitism directed against those who you see as being beneath you.

And how about this whopper from Rep. Hank Johnson:

Making an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on “white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

“Subtly supported?” Holy Jesus Christ on a pogo stick what the f*ck does that mean? It means anything that Johnson and his ilk want it to mean. Using his faux “moral authority” as a black man, Johnson is allowed this smear - this non-specific, egregiously unfair, and ultimately unprovable smear - because his kind of dishonesty is accepted by his liberal colleagues as “authentic” outrage against the white man.

After getting on my high horse to condemn this broad brush attack on Obama’s opponents, there will be those who will ask whether or not I believe there are any racists who oppose Obama? My answer is, of course there are. And I would gladly join any legitimate, specific, verifiable instance in which that kind of ugliness is demonstrated. There’s no room for it in American politics, the conservative movement, or the Republican party. I have already noted a significant, but still relatively small number of protestors at the 9/12 rallies who were truly fringe actors - racists among them.

But I would echo the late great Carl Sagan in paraphrasing “Extraordinary charges require extraordinary proof.” And baby, you don’t got any. There is no evidence that any but a small subset of protestors were opposing Obama because of his race. It’s just not there and for anyone to posit the notion that they can read people’s minds and peer into their heart to determine what they were thinking or feeling when protesting, I would call them a liar to their face.

But for Carter, or Dowd, or Johnson, or any other liberal to accuse the broad swath of Americans who oppose this president as being motivated by the color of the president’s skin in opposing him is impossibly dangerous to the idea of free speech, not to mention patently and grossly unfair. It’s not hitting below the belt. It is taking a pair of garden shears and cutting them off.

We must demand that President Obama make it absolutely clear that the patriots who marched on 9/12 as well as others who oppose him, do so not because of his race but because we strenuously disagree with the direction he is taking the country. And he must condemn all of his supporters who so casually, and so viciously attack their opponents so unfairly and with so little cause.

Not that he will do anything about it. But at least we’ll be able to reveal Obama as the cynical, political manipulator he truly is.

Some of this post originally appears in The American Thinker


  1. I think you can still duel in Nevada

    Comment by Reaganite Republican — 9/16/2009 @ 10:26 am

  2. I believe a Georgia governor was the last to lament dueling’s demise.

    Perhaps the question can be framed as follows:

    Is it more likely that President Obama (a)was elected because of his race, or (b)opposition to President Obama is based on his race? The probabilities, facts, and circumstances indicate the answer is (a), although both could be wrong.

    Comment by jackson1234 — 9/16/2009 @ 10:27 am

  3. It is a fact: Barack Obama was not qualified to be president of the United States.

    This is the exact opposite of a fact.

    Comment by Chuck Tucson — 9/16/2009 @ 10:32 am

  4. You are aware Carter himself said Obama didn’t have the “proven substance or experience to be president” prior to the campaign? I posted the video this morning. That all of media didn’t take time to check Carter’s position on Obama before permitting the ex prez to emote, having seen racists behind every limb, tree and flower, says it all.

    Comment by Kay B. Day — 9/16/2009 @ 10:48 am

  5. Carter has always had that magical ability to peer into the souls of men and glean their intent - as all liberals possess to some degree.

    Uhm….didn’t Bush say that about Putin?

    I agree with you though, I admit Wilson made a big mistake in letting his mouth get the best of him, but enough already I think we have more to worry about than what he meant or didn’t mean by two words he already apologized for.

    Comment by Dehumanist — 9/16/2009 @ 10:54 am

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  7. If playing the race card — which is dangerously polarizing the nation to hardened extremes I have never seen — is helping Obama, so he therefore won’t repudiate it, doesn’t that on its face make him utterly unfit for the presidency? Doesn’t that fact — his willingness to tear the country asunder through slander, hate, and the stoking of violence — make your later post about Limbaugh’s hyperbole a little silly? Barack Obama is the president of the United States, for God’s sake. He could — and absolutely should — shut down this vicious smear, this blood libel, of any who oppose him, but he won’t because it might mean a bump in the polls or an easier path for his deeply unpopular agenda? That makes him a despicable human being, a cancer on the nation, a parasite feeding off of the hysteria of the most extreme fringe of his party. If this is who Obama is, what good thing at all is there to say about him? He is no longer the president of the nation he is the president of Obama, and he must go.

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  10. I cant understand why rick think’s it is Obamas responsibility to tell media commentators what to say about the demonstrators. If he even tried rick would be the first person to call it an assault on free speech and the independence of the press.

    Comment by yoyo — 9/16/2009 @ 7:09 pm

  11. The Democrats need to do oppo research on Carter. Is their any doubt he is not just the gift that keeps on giving, but a paid GOP double agent?

    Comment by obamathered — 9/16/2009 @ 7:14 pm

  12. Jimmy Carter’s argument is silly. Look at Obama’s job approval rating — very high at the inauguration and now hovering about 50%. Racism is supposed to explain this change? Independents (the ones who voted for Hope and Change but are now feeling remorse) are turning away because they suddenly noticed that the President is black? This is a ridiculous argument. It’s also highly insulting of fellow Americans.

    If this is the best liberals can do, then they must be getting desperate. Each time it gets misplayed, the race card loses some of its power to trump relevant facts. Continued misplay is making the general public immune to accusations of racism.

    Comment by Doug King — 9/16/2009 @ 9:34 pm

  13. What Chuck Tucson said in #3.

    I believe the qualifications for the POTUS are given in the constitution. But maybe this is just your way of coming out as a birfer after all.

    Comment by HyperIon — 9/17/2009 @ 12:18 pm

  14. We cannot wait for the wonderful Carter and Obama and Pelosi, and Reid, and Franks, and Dodd……and most of all the liberal press to finish ruining the once great United States. We communists just cannot wait to take over your country and eat at McDonalds, take over your homes as you are all put to work on th3e collectiv3e farms.
    How stupid you are. Face facts: Obama is a socialist scum and Carter is the symbol for the democrats….an ass.

    Comment by Ivan Kabuski — 9/19/2009 @ 6:40 am

  15. Carter is like a bad case of the3 clap and crabs.
    Pelosi is like a case of herpies
    Obama is like a case of Aids.
    ….no one sane wants them.

    Comment by willy wonka — 9/19/2009 @ 6:45 am

  16. Excellent piece. I would go a little further perhaps. These folks aren’t elitist. They are outright liars, atheist liberal frauds for the most part, seeking a human paradise, a new Tower of Babel brought to you by the devotees of Marxism.

    The rest of us are too dumb to get their vision, so must be just nudged along by whatever means necessary.

    The worst of them are they who reach 30 million per day, the fake reporters at ABC, NBC, NPR and CBS.

    At any rate, it is an amusing fight, now that we have at least been handed some light weapons, ala the internet, talk radio and Fox. Still outnumbered, but damn angry, armed with facts and determination, righteous indignation and good old grit, march on we do.

    Comment by Randal — 9/19/2009 @ 7:07 pm

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