Here is what Jimmy Carter said in an NBC interview: (link)
"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,"
I for one agree with the 39th President. The intense opposition to Barack Obama and the childish name calling that it has produced, is nothing more then thinly disguised racism. The wonderful Gale Mullings made similar observations in her post yesterday: (link)
Are we making you uncomfortable? You of the WASP middle class. You who see change as scary, as evil, as a lose of control. You who would endlessly bash the black man in the White House (not your man Bush who made the mess in the first place, that would be unpatriotic, UnAmerican, the troops, support the troops), but not because he is black, no no no, we shan't appear racially intolerant, some of my best friends are black, I love Will Smith, Tiger Woods, Katt Williams makes me rofl. Nope, lets instead, call the President a Socialist, a Fascist, a Commie, Hitler or the Devil incarnate, those words are fair, but gasp we won't use the 'N' word, nope we are all above that, right?