Originally posted by SLAYER69
Wheres the transcript of what he said?
In the second video are they referencing to the first video or another interview?
I know that may sound dumb but are they?
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, that he is an African-American.
"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, that he's African-American," Carter told "NBC Nightly News."
...you made some remarks recently about how you felt about the protesters that were protesting against President Obama. You said, overall, you thought the protesters were upset that there was a black president, that there was racism involved.”
Transcript of Former President Jimmy Carter's Remarks on Racism at an Emory University Townhall Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
Question: Do you still believe that racism is an issue that President Obama is facing in passing bills in Congress?
President Carter: Yes, I do. Let me answer this question very carefully.
I think it is completely legitimate, and to be expected, to have tough, sometimes even unfair debates about major issues that face our country. Health care is one. I think it is within the bounds of political propriety, for instance, for opponents of President Obama's proposal to raise the false claim that there are death squads, and that everybody that is over 65 years old is going to be deprived of medical care, to let them die early. Those are the kinds of claims that have been made against them. That's okay.
But when a radical fringe element of demonstrators and others begin to attack the President of the United States of America as an animal or as a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, or when they waved signs in the air that said we should have buried Obama with Kennedy, those kinds of things are beyond the bounds of the way Presidents have ever been accepted, even with people who disagree.
And I think people that are guilty of that kind of personal attack against Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African-American. It's a racist attitude, and my hope is, and my expectation is, that in the future both Democratic leaders and Republican leaders will take the initiative in condemning that kind of unprecedented attack on the President of the United States.
Originally posted by RRconservative
Can't blame Jimmy..........he's just looking out for his second term.
Jimmy Carter brought us Ronald Reagan, I wonder if Mr. Obama can bring us someone half as good as Reagan?
[edit on 4-10-2009 by RRconservative]
The kind of over-generalization pointed out in this thread happens a lot. It's a lazy way of communicating, not to mention, a Straw Man. Here's an example: