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Black Kids Are Kids, Too

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, October 1, 2009 11:16 EDT
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imageI headed over to Townhall this morning, in much the same way you go the long way to rubberneck at the accident you heard about on the radio. Wait, I’m the only one who does that? Well, it was theoretical anyway…not that I’d ever do it…gotta finish this post up, there’s something going down on 23!

Anyways, Walter Williams, who is black, is attempting to negate Jimmy Carter’s comments that much of the criticism Obama faces is based on racism by declaring – wait for it! – that Carter himself is racist!

Former president Jimmy Carter said, “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.” That’s from a man who earlier referred to Obama as “This black boy” on the Jim Lehrer “News Hour.”

WHAAAAAA? A former President demeaningly referred to a grown black man as a “boy”, and the librul legacy MSMedia covered it up? Despicable!

Except, oh, wait, no.

JIM LEHRER: And do you think that — if it happens that he is elected, or even just being nominated, is — will send positive ripple effects throughout the country on the race issue?

JIMMY CARTER: Around the world. Around the world. And I think it already has sent a wave of approbation and admiration in many countries around the world, just knowing that this black boy who grew up with just a loving mother and grandparents — and that was about all he had to start with — does now have a chance to become the nominee of the Democratic Party for president.

And that’s a transcript from Jammie Wearing Fool, who probably inserted in another three things he thought were racist but were actually just multisyllabic words. Jimmy Carter referred to Barack Obama as a “black boy” during the period in which Obama was a boy. And black, too. That was shortly after he renounced his Indonesiandom.

I can’t wait until conservative bloggers decide to protest a elementary school basketball game on the South Side of Chicago for engaging in racist stereotypes. And then claim they actually left the streets cleaner than when they got there, like tiny Roombas who claim they read Hayek on a regular basis.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
 
 
 
 
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