Carter errs in blaming opposition on racism


September 30, 2009 at 10:30 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Former Pres. Jimmie Carter went a bit too far last week in asserting that opposition to President Barack Obama’s program is mainly racist. That is not the case for most of the people who have offered outspoken opposition to his health care plan and other programs.

Of course there are some people who still bear hatred for people of a different color. But we have come a long way from those prejudiced feelings of the past.

Incidentally, whatever happened to David Duke who invoked prejudice into all of his political campaigns? He’s long gone and would have a tough time getting a campaign going these days.

Most voters today are more interested in what their public officials can do for our state and nation than in what racial or ethnic group they belong to. It seems that most racial tones in a campaign come from politicians who are trying to claim racism by their opposition to stir up racism in favor of themselves.

Louisianians have a President who is black, a governor who is Indian, and congressmen who are Vietnamese and Lebanese. We have heard very little opposition to them because of their race or ethnic backgrounds.

Even the President disagreed with Carter’s assessment of the situation. He knows that the majority of the people in the country wanted him as President even though he is not the color of the vast majority.




View other articles written Allen Lottinger

featured merchant

BENT'S RV
BENT'S RV Bent's RV is a Full Service RV Dealership in Louisiana.

Travel team teammates early commits to Division I softball
Travel team teammates early commits to Division I softball
- 2582 views
Sarah VanEtta, Sarah Boquet and Gina Escude all attend different schools, but the trio of local girls have shown plenty of talent as teammates on the Louisiana Voodoo travel softball team — and that hasn’t gone unnoticed at the next level.

Become A Herald-Guide Insider

Get breaking news, sports and lifestyles straight to your inbox