Back when President Bush was making the case for the Iraq invasion, those who demonstrated against him were called patriots. At that time, dissent was considered the "highest form of patriotism". Now, according to Jimmy Carter, dissent is racist. No exceptions. Not even if you live outside of the South.
Basic logic says that if A = B, and B = C, then A = C. That's basic logic. So if you apply logic to Jimmy Carter you would come to the conclusion that the highest form of patriotism is dissent, and dissent is racism, therefore racism is the highest form of patriotism. That's what happens when you apply logic to Democrats like Jimmy Carter.
I disagree with Barack Obama on policy. This blog has left no doubt regarding that. But I am proud that America has overcome much of its racial past and elected a black man as President. That should make all Americans proud, conservative and liberal. But I think it's a shame that this man stepped into office promising to bring America into a post-racial era, while those closest to him continue to drag us back into the days of fire-hoses, whites-only lunch counters and segregation. That's what happens when a member of the Congressional Black Caucus warns that failure to censure Joe Wilson will lead to people roaming the countryside in white hoods and robes. Yes, he really said that! This is beyond ridiculous. This is irresponsible and I am not the only who is fed up by it.
It's shameful that we can't have a simple policy disagreement without one side accusing the other of genocidal hatred. How can Obama possibly succeed as a post-racial President with that kind of rhetoric being tossed around BY HIS OWN PARTY!? Indeed, by his own administration.
Bernie Goldberg said it best. We don't have a Black President of the United States. We have a President of the United States. His race does not define him. His action does.
It is becoming clearer day by day that the most racist people in this country are those who accuse others of racism the most. They are the ones who insist on judging by color. They are the ones who insist that race is all that matters. They are the ones who categorize people by physical, cultural, and religious traits. Conservatives don't do this. Conservatives judge according to actions.
Simple question: What would Dr. King think about all this nonsense? I'll tell you. He'd be the first to condemn Carter and others for using race as a political club to bludgeon those who disagree with them.
If Obama is going to be the post-racial President he must put a stop to this nonsense. He must demand that the Left knock it off and stop flinging the race card around so recklessly. It dishonors those in America's past who TRULY suffered racism.
It is disgraceful, shameful, and yes, illogical.