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Race and Jimmy Carter

CQ’s Craig Crawford blogs:

Racism politics again? As a child of the south, like Jimmy Carter, I grieve at the sight of idiots like Joe Wilson lionized by haters. But it also grieves me to see liberals play the race card, attempting to turn any criticism of President Barack Obama into a racially-charged incident. Who can forget how Obama fans unfairly accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of racism. And yet those same folks now look to them as the saviors for health reform. I cannot forget how Ted Kennedy’s backers in 1980 accused Carter of being a racist despite now rallying to his charges against those who criticize Obama.