Since me and the rest of my fellow bloggers here at Wizbang were accused of being racists yesterday because of my post about Allen West, I figured I’d keep the race fun going by writing about this current nugget of wisdom emanating out of the mouth of Jimmy Carter. Newt Gingrich has “that subtlety of racism” according to the most wonderful judge of character to ever hold public office. Don’t believe me? Just ask the Iranians, the Palestinians, or the Muslim Brotherhood. Jimmy Carter is their biggest fan.
Here’s what the wizard of the Democratic party said on CNN:
“When you emphasize, over and over, welfare, food stamps, and ‘Why don’t the black people get jobs,” and if I’m president, I’ll make sure they turn toward a work ethic, rather than an ethic of welfare and food stamps, that’s appealing to the wrong element in South Carolina,” the former President said on CNN.
If I’m not mistaken, Jimmy, and I’m not, Gingrich didn’t say “Why don’t the black people get jobs.” He said we should show the poor how to get jobs and work their way out of poverty. Seems to me that Mr. Carter is the one automatically associating black people with poor people.
Don’t blame Jimmy, he’s just sticking to the party line making outrageous claims of racism when there’s no proof whatsoever. He’s not the only one, of course.