Home » Current Events » Obama: It’s Disagreement, Not Racism

Obama: It’s Disagreement, Not Racism

Asked about Jimmy Carter’s charge that opposition to Obama’s healthcare reform is rooted in racism, the president said,

“I was actually black before the election. And so the American people gave me this extradinatory honor, and that tells you a lot about where the country’s at. I actually think that what’s happened is that whenever a president tries to bring about significant changes, particularly during times of economic unease, then there is a certain segment of the population that gets very riled up.

FDR was called a ‘socialist’ and a ‘communist’. JFK; there were all kinds of names hurled at him. Ronald Reagan, when he came into office, he was moving in a different direction, and people were sure that he was bringing the country down.

So, this is not untypical. One of the things you sign up for in politics is that folks yell at ya.”

Even President Obama understands that our disagreement with him is not with his race, but with his policies. I applaud President Obama for coming out and clearing this up.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: