ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act based on racism and rooted in fears of a black president.
"I think it's based on racism," Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."
The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.
Interesting. According to many Democratic leaders, the Tea Party members are frauds and racists; all who oppose Gov't controlled healthcare are racists; anyone who opposes ACORN, SEIU, or pretty much any labor union is a racist; and now if a Republican has an emotional outburst during a session of Congress, he's what? Of course. A racist. I don't know what that makes all the Democrats who publicly accused George Bush, Dick Cheney, the CIA, and every other member of the Bush administration a liar, torture-supporter, or murderer. I guess they all get a free pass because George Bush is caucasion? Playing the race card is a sure sign of desperation.