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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Last night, while driving home from picking up my parents at the airport, I heard Jimmy Carter's snarky race-baiting remark that Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst was racially motivated. "I think it's based on racism," Carter said. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."


You should have heard me shouting at the radio. I cannot believe the accusation of racism is being thrown around with such abandon! It leaves me sputtering in disbelief!

This morning I received the following press release from the National Center for Public Policy, which states things FAR better than I ever could. Thank you, Deneen Borelli, for your clarity of thought.

For Release: September 16, 2009
Contact: David Almasi or Devon Carlin at (202) 543-4110 or e-mail

Statement of Deneen Borelli on Allegations of Racism Against Critics of Obama Policies

Washington D.C. This statement was issued today by Deneen Borelli of the national black leadership network Project 21:

"There they go again. Now Jimmy Carter has joined House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel, Texas Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, New York Governor David Paterson, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, the New York Times' Maureen Dowd and others on the left in claiming racism is behind criticism of President Obama's big-spending policies.

The public is outraged about the president's policies -- the spending, the budget, the deficit -- not his skin color.

President Obama was not elected only with black votes. Are those who cry 'racism' saying the American people suddenly woke up and said, 'oh, he's black so I don't like him anymore'? That makes no sense. The criticism of Obama's policies is about the policies -- the stimulus, the growth of government, cap-and-trade, the health care bills, the overspending.

It's easier for the left to play the race card than address the public's legitimate concerns, but what the left and the media are doing is damaging and dangerous.

It's damaging because when everything is racist, then nothing is. Those who cry racism without evidence will cause people to tune out in cases in which there is evidence.

It's dangerous also to send a message that racism is behind everything. What does that tell young black men and women? It tells them they will never get a fair shake and that white people who have never met them dislike them. With a message like that, its no surprise we're seeing apparently racial incidents like the widely-circulated video of a young white student being beaten up on a school bus by black students while other black students cheer. What message have those black students internalized from liberal leaders like Rangel, Johnson, Paterson, Matthews and Dowd and now former President Carter? That white people are their enemy.

If this continues -- if not already -- the left will literally have blood on its hands, and all because it was too dishonest and too cowardly to have a fair debate with the American people on policy."

Project 21, established in 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (


  1. Indeed, this racism charge is the grenade liberals keep throwing around to keep the people silent. But it's leaving a wake of destruction...and our country is paying for it. Race relations are worse than ever since this administration started.
    I'm hoping enough people will wake up to this fact.
    Obama certainly does nothing to call this out. His silence (when he's not adding to the problem, see Gates) is his tacit approval to keep everyone from looking at his policies. I don't see him stepping up to the plate anytime soon. He learned well from his hero Alinsky, how to stir up trouble.

  2. It is pretty sickening since most conservatives actively campaigned for Alan Keyes, but the GOP was so staunch on being 'moderate' and would not be faithful to the constitution, they passed him by.

    But really...even so...isn't the GOP Steal? He's not white is he?

    The race card IS getting old, and obnoxious, and I feel sorry for the black communities that are stuck in that thought meme. They don't even know their own history. It's time for conservatives to take things like black history month over and tell the true and noble history of blacks in this country. MLK and Mohammed Ali aren't the only figures they should hear about.

    I yell at the radio too...or TV..actually I never watch the news anymore.
    sorry for running off like this on your blog.

  3. Wow. Libs are SO busted.

    Bill Smith

  4. Surely no one believes, including Jimmy Carter, that the vast majority of Republicans are anything but vehemently opposed to racism, and I don't know enough about Joe Wilson to know if he is included in this majority or not. The problem is the majority tend to get tainted by the few.

    A similar situation is arising in the UK where it is difficult to protest about muslim immigration because of the racially-motivated protests (probably) of right-wing extremists. I am glad we are not a "gun-toting" nation.

  5. We're pretty much already there. When we go out most blacks treat us as guilty of rasicm.... until proven innocent . If you repeat a lie enough it becomes truth.

  6. I love it when these idiots, like carter, throw out these hand grenades. Americans are real tired of this now and are wise to this tactic. Every time they do it now it makes real Americans look harder at the issue that caused the liberal grade school call out.


  7. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

    I believe this statement to be true, but...

    I DO NOT think it was the motivation behind Joe Wilson's outburst. I believe that he was responding to a part of the President's speech regarding illegal immigrants getting health care and knew that the bills floating around did not address that, contrary to what the President said.