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About Carter's claim to have seen a sign saying "We should bury Obama with Kennedy"--I suppose it's possible that there was such a sign, but it's much more likely that he is actually talking about this sign, which says "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy."A rather significant difference. Like I said, I suppose it's possible that Carter saw the sign he claims to have seen on TV, but I challenge anyone to find a video clip showing such a sign.More here--where it becomes even more apparent that Carter's version of the sign is a fabrication.With all the "right-wing hate" supposedly going around, it's puzzling that those on the left feel the need to invent fanciful versions of it.
"With all the "right-wing hate" supposedly going around, it's puzzling that those on the left feel the need to invent fanciful versions of it."Well. It is MSNBC. It's par for the course for them.And Jimmy is one to talk. There is a reason Obama is called The New Jimmy Carter. He wasn't exactly a well loved president himself. He earned his fair share of insults during his tenure. If there were internet and cable news during his time, i'd even wager the crowds protesting him would be larger than the ones protesting Obama.
beowulf, I think you're probably right that Carter, or more likely his advisors or researchers, were referring to the sign you mentioned and doing so for effect. But isn't that what everyone does. I admit it's embarrassing to catch someone doing it like that, but it's not a major crime and does not change his point about racism.In fact, isn't this exactly what many of the commenters do to me right here on this blog? How often had I to correct a mischaracterization of something I said? If my argument about guns is so faulty, why do people keep doing that?It's the nature of arguing, that's why. But as far as your catching Jimmy Carter doing it, I say touchée.
The fact that he, in large part, based his point about the resistance to Obama stemming "overwhelmingly" from racism, on an anecdote that evidently never happened "doesn't change his point about racism"? The fact that he evidently lied doesn't undermine his credibility?What would he have to do to lose your trust and respect--shoot a rapist?
JIMMY CARTER RULES!
You know, I might have to acknowledge that perhaps Former President Carter was right after all, and perhaps racism does remain a larger problem than I had thought.This change in my thinking stems from the revelation that Obama has asked New York Governor David Paterson not to run for reelection. Clearly, what this means is that racism in the U.S. is still so rabid that Obama's white half wants to keep the black man down.I just hope the president doesn't lynch himself.
beowulf said, "Clearly, what this means is that racism in the U.S. is still so rabid that Obama's white half wants to keep the black man down.I just hope the president doesn't lynch himself."Best laugh of the day.