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Carter Sticks to His Guns, Repeats Racism Charge

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Posted on Sep 17, 2009
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Although Barack Obama himself apparently disagrees with Jimmy Carter’s assessment that some of the vitriol recently directed at the president was propelled by racism, Carter reiterated and expanded upon his claim during a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Atlanta’s Emory University.

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By MarthaA, October 12, 2009 at 11:07 am Link to this comment

joey, October 12 at 10:14am,

joey said: “We may never know why Washington folded like a cheap lawn chair.

MarthaA’s answer:  We do know why——the Democratic Leadership Council, DLC, New Democrats, Neo-Liberals, Blue Dogs, the Left-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Republicans-Lite on the Left cooperating, against the best interest of the MAJORITY Common Population, with the Right-Wing Conservative Republican EXTREMISTS on the Right.

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By joey, October 12, 2009 at 7:14 am Link to this comment
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Bush and Rove rode into Washington in Jan of 2000 not to build a better Washington, a better government but to destroy the government that was there,  even the Machiavellian Rove didn’t have any idea of now successful they would be.  We may never know why Washington folded like a cheap lawn chair and Wall Street decided to commit suicide . The whole country is still staggered from the
national concussion of George W. Bush .

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By joey, October 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm Link to this comment
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On what year did the the KKK change it’s name to the National Rifle Association?
Was Wayne La Pierre an original Grand Knight or was it his father ?
How did Karl Rove and the AEI fit into all this?

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By Paracelsus, September 19, 2009 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment

Paracelsus- Do the univesities themselves contribute money to candidates?  How is that possible?

That is what Opens Secrets printed. The California system would be perfect for weaponized sociological and economic research. There is a large culture creation industry that would feed off the social science research. I am not surprised that the university-military complex would contribute money to Obama. I saw research in the early 90’s at my university’s graduate school that is only now being implemented. I was privileged to be a subject in an experimental economics study. I was told to buy and sell pollution credits that would benefit our ecology. I traded like a demon to make the greatest profits possible. The head professor of the study was beaming with pride at my avidity. The other students took smaller profits or terrible losses as they were influenced by their liberal education to do so. It was part of the university culture to make an appearance of broadmindedness and altruism. This is not so good for futures trading with pollution credits. I turned out to be bit different. I like to think I had a realistic mindset. I suppose you could call me a running dog capitalist. Well that was not comfortable.

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By MarthaA, September 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm Link to this comment

I agree 100% with President Jimmy Carter, and think this contrived indignant sophist outrage is being used to lead the ignorant and unaware to politically act against their own best interest; to the extent that this type of political behavior is an organized propagandist act of sophism that is harmful to the National Security, I think that it should be investigated by the FBI as a conspiracy in the same way that the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Republicans had the Communist Party investigated by the FBI as a danger to the National Security of the United States.

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By Folktruther, September 19, 2009 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment

Paracelsus- Do the univesities themselves contribute money to candidates?  How is that possible?

Dukesman- you obvious have a generous tolerant nature to respect a disgusting asshole who purveys racism so obviously. Many people think in terms of shotguns and tire irons.

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By MarthaA, September 19, 2009 at 10:56 am Link to this comment

Paracelsus,

NO.  What is happening with all the racism talk, is just like the Tea Party crap and all the rest; it is a POWER struggle by the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Republicans to try to appear more powerful in order to regain POWER by hook or by crook and the Conservative Republican EXTREMISTS will falsely use and abuse anything or anybody—whatever they can to convince an unknowing population that their interests are the interests of the 70% MAJORITY Common Population, but if the 70% MAJORITY Common Population get worthwhile medical and health care under the Obama administration, it will definitely not be because of the REPUBLICANS, because just like Medicare, the REPUBLICANS will not vote for the 70% MAJORITY Common Population to ever having anything of benefit.

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By Paracelsus, September 19, 2009 at 1:54 am Link to this comment

Is it racist to mention this?

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

Barack Obama (D)
Top Contributors

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.


University of California   $1,591,395
Goldman Sachs   $994,795
Harvard University   $854,747
Microsoft Corp   $833,617
Google Inc   $803,436
Citigroup Inc   $701,290
JPMorgan Chase & Co   $695,132
Time Warner   $590,084
Sidley Austin LLP   $588,598
Stanford University   $586,557
National Amusements Inc   $551,683
UBS AG   $543,219
Wilmerhale Llp   $542,618
Skadden, Arps et al   $530,839
IBM Corp   $528,822
Columbia University   $528,302
Morgan Stanley   $514,881
General Electric   $499,130
US Government   $494,820
Latham & Watkins   $493,835

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By Paracelsus, September 19, 2009 at 1:41 am Link to this comment

Have you read “Mein Kampf” by Adolph Hitler?  The answer is POWER.  The Republican EXTREME is trying to get back into POWER.  These actions the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Republicans are behind is the Republicans trying to use Hitler’s tactics for them to be able to appear the more powerful to the people, so that they will be able to get back into POWER.  It worked for Hitler and they think it will work for them.  All of it is Right-Wing theatrics because they can, using a bunch of confused citizens that have been propagandized by Right-Wing sophists.

I think a big worry is privacy when it comes to HR 3200.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/H.R._3200/Division_B/Title_VIII

Sec. 1801. Disclosures to Facilitate Identification of Individuals Likely to be Ineligible for the Low-income Assistance Under the Medicare Prescription Drug Program to Assist Social Security Administration’s Outreach to Eligible Individuals.

  (a) In General.—

      Paragraph (19) of section 6103(l) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:


        ``(19) Disclosures to Facilitate Identification of Individuals Likely to be Ineligible for the Low-income Assistance Under the Medicare Prescription Drug Program to Assist Social Security Administration’s Outreach to Eligible Individuals.—

          ``(A) In general.—Upon written request from the Commissioner of Social Security, the following return information (including such information disclosed to the Social Security Administration under paragraph (1) or (5)) shall be disclosed to officers and employees of the Social Security Administration, with respect to any taxpayer identified by the Commissioner of Social Security—

              ``(i) return information for the applicable year from returns with respect to wages (as defined in section 3121(a) or 3401(a)) and payments of retirement income (as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection),

              ``(ii) unearned income information and income information of the taxpayer from partnerships, trusts, estates, and subchapter S corporations for the applicable year,

              ``(iii) if the individual filed an income tax return for the applicable year, the filing status, number of dependents, income from farming, and income from self-employment, on such return,

              ``(iv) if the individual is a married individual filing a separate return for the applicable year, the social security number (if reasonably available) of the spouse on such return,

              ``(v) if the individual files a joint return for the applicable year, the social security number, unearned income information, and income information from partnerships, trusts, estates, and subchapter S corporations of the individual’s spouse on such return, and

              ``(vi) such other return information relating to the individual (or the individual’s spouse in the case of a joint return) as is prescribed by the Secretary by regulation as might indicate that the individual is likely to be ineligible for a low-income prescription drug subsidy under section 1860D–14 of the Social Security Act.

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By Paracelsus, September 19, 2009 at 1:40 am Link to this comment

``(B) Applicable year.—For the purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘applicable year’ means the most recent taxable year for which information is available in the Internal Revenue Service’s taxpayer information records.

          ``(C) Restriction on individuals for whom disclosure may be requested.—The Commissioner of Social Security shall request information under this paragraph only with respect to—

              ``(i) individuals the Social Security Administration has identified, using all other reasonably available information, as likely to be eligible for a low-income prescription drug subsidy under section 1860D–14 of the Social Security Act and who have not applied for such subsidy, and

              ``(ii) any individual the Social Security Administration has identified as a spouse of an individual described in clause (i).

          ``(D) Restriction on use of disclosed information.—Return information disclosed under this paragraph may be used only by officers and employees of the Social Security Administration solely for purposes of identifying individuals likely to be ineligible for a low-income prescription drug subsidy under section 1860D–14 of the Social Security Act for use in outreach efforts under section 1144 of the Social Security Act.´´.


  (b) Safeguards.—

      Paragraph (4) of section 6103(p) of such Code is amended—

        (1) by striking ``(l)(19)´´ each place it appears, and

        (2) by striking ``or (17)´´ each place it appears and inserting ``(17), or (19)´´.

  (c) Conforming Amendment.—

      Paragraph (3) of section 6103(a) of such Code is amended by striking ``(19),´´.

  (d) Effective Date.—

      The amendments made by this section shall apply to disclosures made after the date which is 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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By MarthaA, September 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm Link to this comment

Eugene,

Have you read “Mein Kampf” by Adolph Hitler?  The answer is POWER.  The Republican EXTREME is trying to get back into POWER.  These actions the Right-Wing Conservative EXTREMIST Republicans are behind is the Republicans trying to use Hitler’s tactics for them to be able to appear the more powerful to the people, so that they will be able to get back into POWER.  It worked for Hitler and they think it will work for them.  All of it is Right-Wing theatrics because they can, using a bunch of confused citizens that have been propagandized by Right-Wing sophists.

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By iggypopforyou, September 18, 2009 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment
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Racism throughout recorded history has fueled expansion and enhanced the wealth of the strongest army of haters. Hate is learned behavior. Racism is learned.
Sadly, it will never be unlearned as stronger armies get stronger and In-crowd lunatics fire up the imbecilic notions of patriotism.

Patriotism - learned.
Acquiring the necessary warriors to ethnically cleanse any given space is learned.

Polarized hatred is learned…...glamorized, popularized and advertised.
There are expedient racists who have learned from their despotic fathers or Juntas or dictatorships or…..........................
Tribes all throughout Africa learned to hate one and other - learned as a tool to acquire the other’s old lady and stash of hooch, his goat, his cow…......

Best anyone can do is honestly vow to treat others as they want to be treated…..

Any color or race of rich man can give anyone in the world money…....... Believe me, every color and race will go for that gift no matter what asshole is doing the giving…

We all here on this fucked planet blues need to once and for all dig history…...
It only changes, one page at a time..

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By Paracelsus, September 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment

Jimmy Carter, Feck Yee!

Jimmy Carter was a wealthy landowner and agribusiness-man when he launched his political career in the early 1960s. By the time of his 1970 campaign for governor, Carter was personally close to, and supported by, central figures of the Atlanta Establishment-the upper class leadership group which runs that city and which has great influence throughout Georgia and the entire southeastern United States…
These and similar connections led, by 1971, to meetings between Carter and both David Rockefeller and Hedley Donovan, then editor-in-chief of Time magazine and now Carter’s senior adviser on domestic affairs and media relations. Carter was consequently no stranger to these national leaders when they decided to form the Trilateral Commission in the Spring of 1973. At that time, David Rockefeller, with George S. Franklin Jr., a Rockefeller in-law, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Owen, Robert Bowie, and Gerard C. Smith-the last four, now members of the Carter Administration- selected members for the Commission. To advise them on the best Southerners to include they consulted contacts in that part of the United States. Franklin, Brzezinski, Owen, Bowie, and Smith were all leading members of a premier organization of the Eastern Establishment: the Council on Foreign Relations. The Council has a number of affiliated organizations, called the Committees on Foreign Relations, made up of local leaders in thirty-seven cities around the nation. Franklin called upon one of the leaders of the Council’s Atlanta Committee-a group reflecting that city’s power structure-to set up an advisory group to recommend possible members for the Commission. This was done and, on 13 April 1973, this body of prominent Atlantans recommended Carter for membership.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Trilateralism/JimmyCarter_Trilat.html

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By Big B, September 18, 2009 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment

When Jimmy Carter was president he made the most classic of political mistakes, he underestimated the capacity for hate a derision that the american people possess. And likewise, he drastically overestimated americans capacity for good.

We come from a long line of European racists. Hell, our ancestors didn’t just hate blacks, they hated each other. The difference is that over the last 200 years old Europe has become new progressive Europe, while a divided united states wollows proudly in it’s hate and fear of other peoples.

I still laugh when I think that many nieve americans believe that racism somehow magically ended on nov. 7th 2008. It accompliced the exact opposite, it further polarized america, and galvanized racist assholes throughout the nation.

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By LeePhilly, September 18, 2009 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
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“When a radical fringe element of demonstrators and others begin to attack the president of the United States as an animal or as a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler or when they wave signs in the air that said we should have buried Obama with Kennedy, those kinds of things are beyond the bounds,” Jimmy Carter to the students of Emory University on Wednesday.

I am no “W” fan, but while in office, Bush was booed on the floor of the Congress, was caricatured as a monkey (o.k. one has to admit that perhaps the description fits), called a Nazi, and implicitly/explicitly featured in Broadway (Broadway!) theater and popular fiction about “assassinating the president.”

Where was Jimmy Carter or countless others to talk about civility and respect for the Office of the President back then?

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By dukesman2000, September 18, 2009 at 8:38 am Link to this comment

rollzone:

As a Black man, I respect you, honestly. Though you are a degenerate, ignoramus, self hating, a-hole, I respect your honesty. I can respect someone who isn’t afraid to say what they are, even if he/she is dirt bag. Who I do not respect are the ones who hide who they really are and pretend as if they are with you. Those are the dangerous cowards. Those are the ones we see today who are trivializing this dangerous stew that the republicans are brewing, as simply, “if you disagree with the President you’re rac!st.” No, that is not the case. When you carry guns at a protests; send out emails with racist innuendos; call him a Nazi or an Indonesian Muslim welfare thug; print cartoons in newspapers depicting police officers shooting a monkey, while making reference to the president; make false claims about his birth and the legitimacy of his presidency; those are beyond disagreements. Those are overt rac!st practices. Nancy Pelosi is right, the republicans are riding the back of a tiger, hoping the t!ger isn’t hungry. But I have news for them the tiger is famished.

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By Random Items, September 18, 2009 at 7:13 am Link to this comment
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You don’t have to be a minority-American to hate and
despise “whitey” and bigots in general. Prejudice
should be erased from the list of American values.

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By Aaron Ernesto Ortiz Lopez, September 18, 2009 at 6:54 am Link to this comment
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Mr. Carter seemingly doesn’t see what his comments are doing to an already
polarized environment. He’s making it harder for Obama, not easier.

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By RFS!, September 18, 2009 at 6:27 am Link to this comment
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This state of affairs is somewhat like having an argument with someone who was blind from birth and insists that the sky is not blue.  No proof can be offered, no argument proposed, no fact presented that will be convincing to this person that he is 100% wrong and the sky is indeed blue.

And there are none so blind as them that will not see.

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By Paracelsus, September 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment

When y’all gonna talk ‘bout ACORN?

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By rollzone, September 17, 2009 at 7:41 pm Link to this comment

hello. former President J.C. is seeing racists. actor B.C. saw racists. i am a racist. i would not doubt some members of Congress have closet racist tendencies. i toy with an occasional racial slur for amusement: slant eyes, pollack, bean counter, wetback, but not the n,n,n,ni n word. African Americans are too sensitised in their hate “whitey” brainwashing. an entire generation has affirmatively acted to help squash racial discrimination. when i am in the company of a “whitey” hater, i am forced to react defensively against a social posture i am not guilty of fostering nor promoting: so i am not victimised by this segment that exists. i racially profile this behavior for my own defense. i could drop the Don Rickles school of Archie Bunker-isms from my life over night, if i felt i would never again be confronted in public by a “whitey” hater. to make statements that you believe racism is the basis for legislation in Congress because a tiny minority segment of “whitey” haters are evilly influencing intellectual reasoning, may have positive ulterior motives, to help finally squash all racial discrimination, but to present this campaign at this time, and not when the elected prez was basking in all the glories of celebrity, and autographing people’s buttocks: smacks of political timing aimed at distraction. i do not pop my cork when someone calls me whitey, grease ball, paisan; or any other correct descriptions of my actions. i usually acknowledge with a smile the salutation, knowing i will only seriously react: when words are followed by physical attack. i do not object to the words, i do not mind being associated with a race of meatballs. it is up to the image conscious self loathers to clean up their image, and if being president of the United States doesn’t do it for them: let them eat chicken.

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