Not content with being America’s Worst President, Jimmy Carter has achieved a two-fer by becoming America’s worst ex-president. Doing his best to out-Kanye West Kanye West, Carter seizes the microphone and draws attention to himself, telling NBC Obama-Fluffer Brian Williams that there is a “racist tone” in criticism of Dear Reader.
The leftist conceit here is that if it were a white guy pushing a radical socialist agenda, surrounding himself with radical communist “czars,” and associating with an organization caught on tape advocating tax evasion, immigration fraud, and child prostitution —- all us white conservatives would then be OK with it.
Jimmy Carter knows a thing or two about the politics of racism, as noted by B. Daniel Blatt at teh GayPatriot blog:
Carter won the governorship of Georgia in 1970 via a race-baiting campaign. In his 2004 book The Real Jimmy Carter, Steven Hayward writes that Carter’s campaign staff sent an anonymous mailer “to barbershops, country churches, and rural law enforcement officers containing a grainy photo of [his Democratic opponent Carl] Sanders, part owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, at an after-game locker room victory celebration. Two black players were pouring champagne over Sanders’s head. The Atlanta Constitution noted, ‘In the context of the sports pages, it was a routine shot … But in the context of this political campaign it was a dangerous smear that injected both race, alcohol, and high living into the campaign.’ Carter’s senior campaign aides Bill Pope, Hamilton Jordan, and Jerry Rafshoon were behind the mailing; Pope was even spotted passing out the flyers at a Ku Klux Klan rally … The Carter campaign also produced a leaflet noting that Sanders had paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.”
I don’t know about you, but that sounds considerably more racist to me than shouting “You lie” to president who’s in the middle of an hour-long series of lies.