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behindmydesk
09-16-2009, 04:53 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32869276/ns/politics-capitol_hill/

TLANTA - The White House says President Barack Obama doesn't believe he's being criticized because of his race.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that Obama the nation's first black president doesn't think that criticism of his policies is "based on the color of his skin."

Gibbs was asked about the topic following comments on Tuesday by former President Jimmy Carter. Gibbs says some people have disagreements with some of Obama's decisions but that those concerns were not because of his race.

On Tuesday, Carter said Tuesday that Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president.


Well I think that helps end that debate. Good job Obama

abe_froman
09-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Well I think that helps end that debate. Good job Obama

thats a nice thought.but if i've learned anything over the past few months is that it wont.and both sides(both!),will keep this going,using it as a manufactured way to take cheap shots against the other side and purposefully keep from talking about things you do need to know

ari1013
09-16-2009, 05:29 PM
Jimmy Carter hasn't been right about much since 1977.

SLY WILLIAMS
09-16-2009, 05:37 PM
He was smart to say this. I respect that. While a few fringe may be racists the overwhelming majority are not in my opinion. Many people have spoken out against the socialism of the country or socialism of health care for decades no matter who was pushing the ideas during that time. It didnt make them racists when they spoke out against it in the past.

abe_froman
09-16-2009, 05:50 PM
He was smart to say this. I respect that. While a few fringe may be racists the overwhelming majority are not in my opinion. Many people have spoken out against the socialism of the country or socialism of health care for decades no matter who was pushing the ideas during that time. It didnt make them racists when they spoke out against it in the past.

true.the left over plays it,in attempt to discredit the whole,and the right underplays it acting as if its not part at all.the truth as usual lays somewhere in the middle.it is there,it is a part,i've witnessed some of it first hand.but its not everyone,some is legit grievance.

and as of what i know at this point(though more may come out),is that it wasnt wilson's motivation.but personally think was more about garnering national attention(no one knew who he was a week ago,now he's famous and right rallies to him as a hero)

ari1013
09-16-2009, 05:56 PM
And as usual Carter may have meant well but just royally ****ed up while trying to carry it out. I think we can all see that certain attacks on the personal level are race-based (the whole secret-Muslim-Kenyan-born train of attacks) but Carter's lack of specificity just makes him continue to look like an idiot.

Bush was a terrible president but Jimmy Carter was hands down the worst of the last 60 or so years. And each time he keeps running his mouth it just makes him look even worse.

DodgersFan28
09-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Not really a big shock that NBC Nightly News gave Carter the chance to sound like an idiot.

The Schmooze
09-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Not really a big shock that NBC Nightly News gave Carter the chance to sound like an idiot.

Why would they not interview a former president? :confused:

I dont quite get your point

DodgersFan28
09-16-2009, 06:22 PM
It's the kind of false far-left crap that NBC prefers to display on their networks. They knew full well what Carter would say before he went on camera to say it. NBC probably made a healthy contribution to a Carter something-or-other in return.

jlohm1
09-16-2009, 07:19 PM
i respect Obama for saying this. i know their are people out there who hate him because of race, but i think it is small, unsubstantial number.

LAKERMANIA
09-16-2009, 07:23 PM
Jimmy Carter hasn't been right about much since 1977.

Touche'

BroadwayJoe
09-16-2009, 08:07 PM
as a staunch liberal, let me say that i have INFINITE amounts of more respect for dubya than i do for crackhead carter. he's like pelosi, reid and olbermann rolled into one... except with the title "president" before his name.

behindmydesk
09-17-2009, 08:23 AM
I had to run yesterday and PSD was acting like a 3rd rate forum when I posted this, and thus wouldn't load (I know nothing about computers or websites or stuff like that but that really gets annoying). Anyway I think it was very noble, and took courage for Obama to say no that's not happening. It'd be easy for Obama to "play the race card" now that Jimmy said that. But he didn't.

The Schmooze
09-17-2009, 10:11 AM
It's the kind of false far-left crap that NBC prefers to display on their networks. They knew full well what Carter would say before he went on camera to say it. NBC probably made a healthy contribution to a Carter something-or-other in return.

Oh so NBC have mind-readers working for them? Gimme a break dude

Theyre interviewing an ex-president. I dont agree that an "overwhelming majority" have a problem with Obama b/c he's black, but certainly these people are out there

behindmydesk
09-17-2009, 10:14 AM
How can you guys say that people are against him because of race, when Obama openly says that is not the case. Not trying to be a dick, but when someone says well that's not really what Obama means, people go *******.

The Schmooze
09-17-2009, 10:20 AM
How can you guys say that people are against him because of race, when Obama openly says that is not the case. Not trying to be a dick, but when someone says well that's not really what Obama means, people go *******.

Carter said that its an "overwheming majority", which simply isnt true...but I think we can agree that some people are out there who hate Obama b/c he's black

behindmydesk
09-17-2009, 10:21 AM
I'm going by what he said. Race is not the issue

The Schmooze
09-17-2009, 10:32 AM
I'm going by what he said. Race is not the issue

Its not the major issue, I agree :D

lakersrock
09-17-2009, 11:30 AM
I was flipping around and saw Hannity talking about what he said and the guy he was interviewing was asked what he thought of it. The first line..."I think Carter is a blowhard." He summed it up PERFECTLY. He has no idea of what he's talking about and has nothing to back up his wild claims. How this guy ever won the election is beyond me.

DodgersFan28
09-18-2009, 01:24 AM
It was because Carter was the Democrat won ran post-Nixon/post-Ford. It wasn't really that difficult to run against the GOP then.


Oh so NBC have mind-readers working for them? Gimme a break dude

Clearly you have not the first clue about how television works.

hoosiercubsfan
09-18-2009, 07:55 AM
Why would they not interview a former president? :confused:

I dont quite get your point


Oh so NBC have mind-readers working for them? Gimme a break dude

Theyre interviewing an ex-president. I dont agree that an "overwhelming majority" have a problem with Obama b/c he's black, but certainly these people are out there


Carter said that its an "overwheming majority", which simply isnt true...but I think we can agree that some people are out there who hate Obama b/c he's black


Its not the major issue, I agree :D

Carter has been off his rocker for a while now. Anyone with 1/2 a brain would have known that he was coming on to say something stupid and well he did.

There are stupid people in this country I will not debate that. There are some people who hate things for all kinds of stupid reasons and they are a slim minority. And one last thing do you have to have the last word on everything? It is really annoying. Obama came out and said its a non issue not a slight issue not a minor issue but a non issue so are you calling him a liar?