Jimmy Carter is going to turn 85 on October 1. He should consider that a good time to quietly withdraw from public life and just continue to build houses for people to keep them chained and shackled in economically impoverished and dangerous communities.
Now, much like the colossal ignoramus that is U.S. Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), poor President Carter just has to open his tattered playbook that led him to such
tremendous success miserable failure as the leader of the free world and opine on the root cause for recent protests against President Obama. They couldn’t possibly be rooted in vehement disagreement with him on policy, could 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’s African American,” Carter told NBC in an interview. “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 shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans”
Continued Carter: “And that racism inclination still exists. . . . It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply.”
The 39th president also predicted that Obama will be able to “triumph over the racist attitude that is the basis for the negative environment that we see so vividly demonstrated in public affairs in recent days.”
More here, here and here. At some point, I hope that a family friend will speak to President Carter about his pathetic ravings from a small man and suggest that, indeed, this is a good time to put a halt to the years of embarrassment his “thoughts” have brought him.
Maybe tonight at Emory University in Atlanta at 8 p.m., when he makes his annual address to the freshman class, a brave student will confront him on his ravings. That’s right, the speech will be at Emory. Never mind.