Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter offers his insights into the healthcare row in America:
Former US President Jimmy Carter says much of the vitriol against President Barack Obama's health reforms and spending plans is "based on racism".
Hmm. Whilst I have no doubt that Barack Obama has faced a lot of racism in his life, I'm pretty sure that the majority of the vitriol he is receiving about healthcare reform doesn't have a racist basis. There may be another reason for the abuse.

Like, perhaps, opposition to his healthcare plan.

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At 4:18 pm , Anonymous JB said...

The New York Times also puts this down to racism.

"Joe Wilson yelled 'You lie!' at a president who didn't. Fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!" BBC

When people say things like this I suspect they are projecting their own dyed-in-the-wool racism. I mean, how can you add an unspoken word unless you were thinking it yourself.


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