Taking a play from the Al Sharpton Handbook, Carter states that racism was the cause of the outburst. Carter said the following to ABC News:
"I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that shares the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans."
"That racism inclination still exists, and I think it's bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people -- not just in the South but around the country -- that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It's an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply."
Let's get one thing straight Jimmy, Rep. Wilson's remarks were not the result of racism. It was based on the fact that Joe Wilson, like many Americans, was tired of hearing Obama's lies. End of story. By bringing up the race issue, Carter is hoping to detract from the main point: Obama is misleading the American people with respects to this health care plan. Don't let this man fool you---it's still the same guy who had to have Reagan step in to clean up after his mess.
As if the racial bit wasn't enough Carter continued to open his mouth to see just how far his foot could go---"The president is not only the head of government, he is the head of state. And no matter who he is or how much we disagree with his policies, the president should be treated with respect" stated Carter.
It's funny how the left is all about respect and decorum now that Obama is in office. These are the same individuals who disrespected President Bush and cheered on the art galleries or films that glorified his hypothetical assassination. Where was the respect then? It was no where to be found. Again we had Reagan in office who refused to take off his suit jacket for fear of disrespecting the dignity of the office to Clinton having extra marital affairs inside the Oval Office. And yet somehow they still have the audacity to lecture us on respect.
Carter, do us all a favor and stick to your peanut farm.