Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Let's Not Lower Our Voices Quite Yet

Offering no evidence, President Carter says Rep. Joe Wilson is a racist.


tmaloney4210 said...

Does anyone believe that Joe Wilson would have shouted that to a white male?

Wilson's southern white worldview permits bullying people of color.

Fr. John said...

Thanks for your comment. Unless someone has evidence that Rep. Wilson is a racist, then President Carter's comment seems out of bounds, as does this remark by a member from Georgia who associates Wilson with the KKK:


MK said...

This evening's WaPo reports that "Obama Disagrees with Carter Statement." See


For an interesting debate about some possible tactical approaches as they relate to Obama and to racial issues, see Ta-Nehisi Coates's blog essay at The Atlantic and the dialogue between him and his readers in the comments at his site. The link is


The posters at the Atlantic run more Democratic and Independent than do the posters at TNN.

Speaking of dialogue and interaction, I gave you another shout out at TNN this morning in comments posted under one of FG's articles -- it's the one about decorum. In fact, I quoted several of your lines from a couple of your postings here at Episconixonian. Not only do you have some readers, some of us even quote you elsewhere, LOL.



Fr. John said...

Made my day, MK. Thanks. I'll check out the Obama comments. I hope he didn't comment because he felt he had to, because the Zeitgeist for some reason prohibits him from playing the race card even when he should. Now that I think about it, that's another reason President Carter's comment was inapt. He should've known that Obama would probably feel he had to repudiate it.