Jimmy Carter's racism baiting falls flat with the public
As everyone knows by now, Jimmy Carter found time to leave whatever new house he was working on to try and seem relevant again by injecting himself into the current political debate...or in this case create one...by suggesting, twice now, that the "overwhelming majority" of the opposition to Obama is based on the fact that he's black.
Well, it doesn't seem that the public is buying it.
The latest Rasmussen poll finds that only 12% of Americans "believe that most opponents of President Obama's health care reform plan are racist".
As the WSJ observes...
That's 29% less than voted for Carter's re-election in 1980, a time when people were actually living through his disastrous presidency. The latter point leads us to think that Carter may have a conflict of interest in attacking Americans on Obama's behalf. Perhaps he secretly hopes Obama fails so miserably as to supplant Carter as the worst president of the past century.