President Clinton back up President Carters Statements.

United States
September 22, 2009 7:38am CST
Last night Bill Clinton was on Larry King Live. Of course he was asked about the comment Carter made about the people who oppose Obama or this current congress as being "racist". Clinton agreed with Carter and took up for him. Well Clinton lost whatever creditbility he had with me over that comment. Disagreeing with the president or our government is not racism. When I diagreed with Bush was that "racism"? Of course not. What do you think about Clinton's statement? We also know he can be a one man gaf machine....but this one takes the cake. What you think?
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
22 Sep 09
He hit the nail on the head! I'm from Detroit and in the suburbs there are the most racists I've almost ever seen They'd never vote for ni**er is all they talk about they would agree if Hillary were the prez. but because he is the prez they won't back anything he comes up with! The same is true at my in-laws family in Dover DE they are blue bloods and are the biggest racist in the the good ole USA! I'm surprised they aren't moving! LOL! tdemex
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
22 Sep 09
Looks like you're not the only racist in your family, or your community.
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I'm not at all I'm married to a Mexican National and have lots of black friends! My ex wife wasn't either but her family was the worse I've ever seen! tdemex
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• United States
23 Sep 09
I think racism on either or any side is horrible.. and rather doubt such folks know all that much about issues. I can easily tell the difference between those who oppose a bill or issue, from those who hate or dislike due to race (or political party, etc). Pat answers to dissent don't impress me.. I've been called a woman hater because I think terminating the preborn is inhumane.. Been said to be a hater of gay folks, if I'm a traditionalist on the institution of holy matrimony (I am however divided on this issue as I believe in 'free-will').. And beeb condescended to if I support a conservative or traditionalist cause.. I'd rather discuss an issue than be called names. When I'm called names and condescended to, it simply confirms to me that I am right for my 'opponent' has nothing better to support their ideas than insults and supposed self superiority.
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
22 Sep 09
As long as Obama doesn't want to label it racism, that's fine with me. However, I think it is downright naieve to not belive there is some truth to Carter's statments. The guy who yelled out in congress was a conservative southerner and he yelled it at the top of his lungs. There was no mic malfunction. While I applaud the pres taking the high road on this, I'm not going to deny what I heard which was the sound of festering racism.
• United States
22 Sep 09
So was it "racism" when Reid called Bush a liar? Heck a lot of people have called Bush a liar. So what are they? So if the congressman calling out you lie would have been black you would have been fine with it? I am not taking up for Wilson. What he did was disrespectful and uncalled for. But it is not "racism" to call someone a liar. If Wilson really thought Obama or anyone in our gov. was lying than he should have held a press conference instead of acting like a heckler. It was not racism but poor manners and poor self control. Very unprofessional and childish. So are all conservative southererns' racist in your opinion or only the ones who disagree with the current administration?Or the ones who speak out about it? As a conservative Southerern myslef, I am curious to know.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Sep 09
It's completely erroneous to equate calling someone out on a lie to racism. Anyone can lie, it's got nothing to do with your race or ethnic heritage. When someone lies, they say something they know is not true. When someone calls you a racist slur name, it doesn't matter what you are saying, they are just harassing you because of your race. The other thing I hear quite often is that Wilson's a southerner. So basically, am I to understand that you believe that all southerners are racists? I suppose that's because you figure that slavery was mostly in the south. But then, so were Democrats and the Democrats were the party of slavery. So, shall we then call all Democrats racists as well? Give it up, when you call out racism over everything all you are doing is insulting more and more groups of people based on ridiculous stereotypes, which makes you the one who is most prejudiced.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I just do not believe for one lousy second that any career politician is going to loose it that way over another politician's alleged lies. They are very tolerant of each other's lies. I heard the venom in that guy's voice and he shouted at the top of his lungs. There is NO way that you will convince me that that was about political lies. I do not feel that everybody who disagrees with the president is a racist but I think Rep. wilson is and I don't think Jimmy Carter was off base. SOME of the opposition to the president is rascist. 9Carter did say it all wand neither am I.) I also approve of the way the president handled it. I think that if an issue doesn't get made of it, people like this will slip up sooner or later and we'll get to see the ugly racist truth.
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Obama pretty much dismissed the racism comments being made right and left by his fellow democrats when he went on Leno and said, "I was black BEFORE the election."I think the people who keep running their mouths about racism should just learn there is a time to shut up and quit preaching this lame message.
• United States
22 Sep 09
I agree with Obama on this one.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I didn't see the Larry King interview but from what I've read and some of the clips I've seen he certainly never said ALL people who oppose Obama are racist. He even made the statement, which is posted in an earlier response, that those who oppose Obama's health care plan would still oppose it if Obama were white. You ask if when you disagreed with Bush was that racism; that's not even applicable here, lil. It seems like everyone is now making these apples to oranges comparisons. I've come to the conclusion that any politician or former politician that has been in the public eye for decades and has been carefully watched and listened to nearly 24/7 for all those years is bound to become a "gaf machine". This interview is the perfect example of how something someone says (or doesn't say) can be twisted, spun and taken out of context depending on what someone wants to hear. You say here that Clinton agreed with Carter but I just heard several pundits on TV say the opposite, that he'd disagreed. Some will swear up and down Carter said everyone who opposes President Obama is racist but he didn't say anything like that, or at least that's not how I heard it. Annie
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I get awful tired of being seen as racist if I don't agree with Pres. Obama's ideas and plans.. Previous to that I was just ignorant and never do any reading or thinking!
• United States
23 Sep 09
Both former Presdients carter and Clinton will never run foranything again so they are free to tell the truth. The varacity of the protest against President Obama is partialy dealing with race. I talk about what extent in my AC artcle the The Testing of Presidnt Obama. However, President put things in perspective on Letterman by saying He was black before the election. He was letting us know that the amount of racist is only a fringe element of society but their vocalness and influence goes well beyond their size. Clinton and Carter were right that ugliness of the attacks is based on race only they didnt put it in perspective.
@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I know I am not remembering this exactly correctly but after the South Carolina Democrat primary, the Obama campaign accused Bill Clinton of being racist after Bill's comments about Obama doing well in South Carolina the same way Jesse Jackson did well. Now Bill has decided to join the racist grenade hurdlers. Just because Obama is black does not mean all criticism of him is racially based. When Ted Kennedy criticized Clarence Thomas did that make Ted a racist?