Maureen Dowd said she heard (from her own mind) Joe Wilson say, “boy.” Of course, he did not say any such thing but guess who did call Obama boy. None other than former president Carter. And what has happened to Mr. Carter’s “bright new hope for America?”
See this from August of 2008:
JIM LEHRER: And do you think that — if it happens that he is elected, or even just being nominated, is — will send positive ripple effects throughout the country on the race issue?
JIMMY CARTER: Around the world. Around the world. And I think it already has sent a wave of approbation and admiration in many countries around the world, just knowing that this black boy who grew up with just a loving mother and grandparents — and that was about all he had to start with — does now have a chance to become the nominee of the Democratic Party for president.
But I don’t think there’s any doubt that there’s a spirit and a bright, new hope for America within this country and around the world. And if Obama is elected, which I think he is going to be, then I think that will be the transforming race for the end of racism, and prejudice, and hatred between races in this country. (See for more info.)
His guy, in fact, was elected as president and now a year later the same country that elected him is a bunch of racists?? You would think as a senior statesman he would have more decorum and just plain common sense than to make such a claim as he made the other day.
I used to have a lot of respect for President Carter, not because he did a good job as president because he did not, but because I thought he was doing a good thing with Habitat for Humanities (which I have supported and contributed to). Now, I am wondering if he doesn’t have any more houses he should get back to building. Maybe that was all just a sham, too, for all I know.
Maybe the hatred and prejudice resides in his own heart. I just remembered yesterday his Playboy interview about what is in his heart. 🙂
Any how, this race accusation has lost it’s power. First of all because it’s not true. I am proud of Michael Steele as head of the Republican party and I would vote for Alan Keyes for president in a heartbeat. People like Maureen Dowd, Chris Matthews, and others who love to throw the race card around should think about that. (I am sure they would not go along with everything that Steele and Keyes brought forward.)
So they may just disagree with policies and because of that, I am sure they would not like to be declared to be racists. But then only the liberals do that sort of thing, if you will notice. Could it be that “projection” thing again?