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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:21 PM
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50. Once again: The WH is (wisely) not going to wade into this hornet's nest.
No matter how much bait the press dangles. They are not taking it.

The MSM would talk about nothing else (meaning they'd sidetrack Healthcare). And they'd distort the WH's statements and the WH would chase their tails correcting MSM spin.

They know the MSM is NOT their ally. They aren't giving them anything to work with.

Carter and others can and should continue to speak the truth. And the dialogue can be elevated by the reaction to the White House keeping a deliberate distance if need be.
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  -White House: Criticism of Obama Not Based on Race sabra  Sep-16-09 02:19 PM   #0 
  - Goddamn it, is Carter STILL the only President who will tell the truth?  Ron Green   Sep-16-09 02:22 PM   #1 
  - Who didn't see this coming?  Richardo   Sep-16-09 02:22 PM   #2 
  - Even he could see that. n/t  StreetKnowledge   Sep-16-09 02:23 PM   #4 
  - Gibbs is certainly right to play it down, but Jimmy has it right.  StreetKnowledge   Sep-16-09 02:22 PM   #3 
  - Yesterday I would have bet that Carter would have cleared his comments with the White House  dflprincess   Sep-16-09 02:28 PM   #9 
  - Not an open question at all. You need to check his history.  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:03 AM   #76 
  - It's wise of the White House.  Quantess   Sep-16-09 02:26 PM   #5 
  - The White House will continue to say this and rightly so, imo....  Spazito   Sep-16-09 02:26 PM   #6 
  - They have to say that  bluestateguy   Sep-16-09 02:26 PM   #7 
  - It's best the WH stays out of the argument  TerribleLarryDingle   Sep-16-09 02:27 PM   #8 
  - +1  Lorien   Sep-16-09 03:53 PM   #25 
  - I agree and give you this clip:  Feron   Sep-17-09 01:41 AM   #74 
  - The White House pretty much has to take that stance.  road2000   Sep-16-09 02:29 PM   #10 
  - I agree...Obama cannot mention race ...but everyone  Gin   Sep-16-09 02:33 PM   #12 
     - Of course race is not the only issue. If racists never had to deal with with  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:24 AM   #79 
  - No way in hell could President Obama say anything about racism. That would be playing the dreaded  EmilyAnne   Sep-16-09 02:29 PM   #11 
  - Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.  sybylla   Sep-16-09 02:33 PM   #13 
  - Right, what else is the WH going to say?  high density   Sep-16-09 02:37 PM   #14 
  - I would have expected this to come from the White House.  AndyA   Sep-16-09 02:38 PM   #15 
  - The White House is in a position of must say it is not racial.  OHdem10   Sep-16-09 02:57 PM   #16 
  - Then he needs to wake up.  louis-t   Sep-16-09 03:03 PM   #17 
  - I'm quite sure he's awake. He's not naive about how the media works, however.  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 05:40 PM   #30 
  - I agree with the others...its really no shock.  Lilyeye   Sep-16-09 03:08 PM   #18 
  - I agree with the others...its really no shock.  Lilyeye   Sep-16-09 03:08 PM   #19 
  - obama defers to white racists in his insane desire to be bipartisan above all else? nt  msongs   Sep-16-09 03:16 PM   #20 
  - It's not about bipartisanship,  Chakab   Sep-16-09 03:38 PM   #23 
  - Do they take your balls when you get elected?  bamacrat   Sep-16-09 03:23 PM   #21 
  - That's BS. Gracious BS, but it's still BS.  Zorra   Sep-16-09 03:34 PM   #22 
  - The Lunatics on the Right  humbled_opinion   Sep-16-09 03:38 PM   #24 
  - wait until a female is president...I shudder to think of what she will  Gin   Sep-16-09 04:08 PM   #26 
  - And every time she is not flashing a smile, we will hear about "time of the month."  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:34 AM   #81 
  - Some lunatics on the right who post on this board have already  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:09 AM   #77 
  - White House: Lynchings, Klan Rallies Not Based on Race.  laconicsax   Sep-16-09 04:10 PM   #27 
  - Yep. Perfect. n/t  Zorra   Sep-16-09 04:23 PM   #29 
  - No Shit Sherlock  One_Life_To_Give   Sep-16-09 04:18 PM   #28 
  - Jimmy Carter racism charge: Obama doesnt agree says Gibbs  Indigent   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #31 
  - Gibb says simply, "I don't THINK the president agrees with him."  elocs   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #32 
  - Obama will set the record straight if this isn't so  Indigent   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #33 
     - Then Gibbs should keep his mouth shut and not speculate. n/t  elocs   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #39 
     - I doubt it...  Fearless   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #63 
  - What else can he say? BTW, I honestly don't know how Gibbs does  monmouth   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #34 
  - Obama can't agree with Carter  undeterred   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #37 
     - +1. He can't. It would be attempted political suicide.  DCKit   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #42 
     - "Obama can't agree with Carter  indepat   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #46 
        - That's exactly right  Chemisse   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #52 
        - And Kudos to President Obama  undeterred   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #60 
  - did Carter single out Wilson?  Enrique   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #35 
  - Both. Someone at a town hall asked Carter about Wilson's outburst and Carter  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:17 AM   #78 
  - Well duh. White folks don't let black folks say anything much about racism...  BlooInBloo   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #36 
  - It makes no difference whether Obama agrees or not, Carter is right.  Uncle Joe   Sep-16-09 10:20 PM   #38 
  - Correct. n/t  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #41 
  - jimmy knows these good old boys from the south....  madrchsod   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #40 
  - I think that one of the reasons Carter  LuvNewcastle   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #43 
  - What do you guys think opposition to Dennis Kucinich would be like?  Indigent   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #44 
  - plenty of opposition to DK right here on the DU..  frylock   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #56 
  - This has alread been posted  TerribleLarryDingle   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #45 
  - At this point in our political times, with HCR being a major political battle that the president is  99 Percent Sure   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #47 
  - remember the crap Obama got for telling the truth about black and hispanics getting stopped  JI7   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #48 
  - I wish non-political people would state the obvious ...  cosmicone   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #49 
  - I believe Carter was the perfect messenger.  Uncle Joe   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #54 
  - Once again: The WH is (wisely) not going to wade into this hornet's nest.  CakeGrrl   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #50 
  - here's my answer... So What?  fascisthunter   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #51 
  - People watching the news may assume the wingnuts only have  Chemisse   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #53 
  - legitimate? Rarely do I see any legitimacy coming from the right wing  fascisthunter   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #55 
     - LOL - I was trying to be generous - nt  Chemisse   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #64 
  - Agreed.  Mithreal   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #59 
  - From the president's point of view....  burning rain   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #57 
  - I think we all know that SOME of these "dissenters" are racially motivated,  wisteria   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #58 
  - Carter said an overwhelming portion, not just "some"  Indigent   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #69 
     - What do you think personally?  gatorboy   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #72 
     - True, but there are those who just resent any Democrat and others who just do not like the debt  wisteria   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #73 
        - No one said all. But, WHY is thte debt associated with this administration, rather than with Dummya'  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:31 AM   #80 
  - an all-around mistake  rove karl rove   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #61 
  - Obama knows tackling pathological racism head-on is not the shrewdest way  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #62 
  - Great job, Obama administration. Jimmy Carter is trying to point out  MasonJar   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #65 
  - well-said  noiretextatique   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #66 
  - Great. Now we'll get to hear Virginia Foxx:  JBoy   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #67 
  - Grow a pair, Bama  Loge23   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #68 
     - I agree largely. Obama should not stay silent while the country's  jonestonesusa   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #70 
     - Jimmy Carter is a SOUTHERN WHITE MALE telling the TRUTH!!  janedum   Sep-16-09 10:21 PM   #71 
     - Funny how people talking about racism will use sexist language without  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:40 AM   #82 
  - I agree with the president.  FreedomTrain   Sep-17-09 02:37 AM   #75 
  - Carter is doing a great thing. Obama is doing the ONLY thing he can do. Both are right.  No Elephants   Sep-17-09 04:42 AM   #83 
  - Let's quantify it and factor in that President Obama is in reality  24601   Sep-17-09 04:59 AM   #84 
  - They are right. If race were that big of a factor Obama would  JeanGrey   Sep-17-09 08:15 AM   #85 
 

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