One major Democrat after another comes out and says that opponents motivated by race

The Politico has this:

Former Vice President Walter Mondale joined his old boss Jimmy Carter Wednesday, arguing that some of the opposition to President Obama's agenda is fueled by racial animus.

Asked at an event in Washington whether he agreed with former President Carter that racism was behind some criticism of Obama, Mondale took a long pause before answering: "Yeah."

"I don't like saying it," Mondale continued. "Having lived through those years, when civil rights was such a bitter issue, and when we argued those things for years ... I know that some of that must still be around." . . .

From Carter:

the issue was raised this week by former President Jimmy Carter, who said Tuesday that there’s “an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president,” . . .

Obama said that race is "not the overriding issue here."

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Blogger Chas said...

So the president being an African-American now precludes the possibility of there being any legitimate political opposition? The Republican Party is no longer valid because the Democrat in the White House is black, therefore any opposition to him is racist?
Whether it's Jimmy Carter, or Bill Moyers, or Bill Clinton, the Dems seem to have a self-serving ignorance built into their political perspective that ignores basic fairness.
No, one does not get to invalidate all political opposition just because one got a member of a minority elected to office. Unless one has the mentality of a 10-year old. You're not getting senile, are you Jimmy?

9/24/2009 8:08 AM  
Blogger rickie said...

I believe that some people are motivated by race to be against anything that President Obama supports. All anyone has to do is listen to some people in my neck of the woods. However, I believe that the majority of people see Health Care Reform as what it really is without any racial bias.

It's a cheap politcal trick to make any kind of protect uglier than it is to polarize the issue further.

9/24/2009 9:20 AM  

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