Thursday, September 17, 2009
Whose plan do you like better?
Let's talk about racism and President Obama's health care plan. There are some who believe that because the President is a black man that those who oppose his policies are racist. Former President Carter is among those who believe this.
Now, I have been to the deep South. And, I have seen the stars and bars displayed right along with the KKK's flag outside eating establishments. I have been in Alabama bars where the patrons told me that "the reason white folks in the South are racist is because all the smart niggers went north after Lincoln freed them."
I have been to community centers in north-central South Dakota where the KKK's banner was proudly displayed next to the Kiwanis and the Knights of Columbus flags. Back in my reporter days I had a sheriff in a South Dakota county tell me that if I came to his county asking questions about the KKK, I would disappear, my car would disappear, and nobody would ever find me because nobody would look for me.
Yes. There are racists everywhere. Thankfully, they are the minority. For a former president to declare that the dissent now facing our president is race based is dishonest. I have many times on this blog said that I believe that Republicans need to learn that the Democrats won the election and if we hope to make our voices heard, we need to get real and become less shrill. So now do the Democrats.
It is a blatant insult to simply dismiss dissent as being race based. So far, I don't like much about Obama's administration. And I wouldn't like it any more if Obama looked like the gentleman on the right in the photo above.
Posted by Michael Sanborn at 8:30 PM