"I think people who are guilty of that kind of personal attack against Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African American.
"It's a racist attitude, and my hope is and my expectation is that in the future both Democratic leaders and Republican leaders will take the initiative in condemning that kind of unprecedented attack on the president of the United States," Carter said.
Because I have questioned President Obama, at least once a month or more, am I rock-ribbed hateful klansperson, opinionated person, prejudiced person, sectarian, segregationist, sexist person, white supremacist, xenophobe?
I love Amos and Andy, Hattie McDaniel, Eddie Robinson, as well as the Lads Marsallis, Dennis Haysbert ( whom I believe God must surely resemble), James Earl Jones, Muhammad Ali, Thomas Hayes, Marquis Ball, Big Dave, Ronnell, Mike Holmes, Chris Mad-Dog' Thomas, Lonnie Newman, Akim Hunter, Dr. Eric Wallace, Il. Rep. Mary Flowers, Dr. Lonnie Smith and all of the White Sox of Color.
I am conflicted. I asked a noted south side intellect and he replied, " I think the Sh#nes make way too much of all this racism business." Hmmmm. I am conflicted. I see the intrinsic humor there, but I am made uneasy by its overt irony wrapped in frankness and my subsequent giggles.
So, I decided to ask God.
He was busy, but he left a message on my cell phone - ' It's your dime, Start talking . . .Just kidding. Hey, you missed me, but your call is important to me leave a message at the tone. I got your number in the memory card; so, if you don't hear from me, it's my falt! I didn't feel like calling! Hey, I'm God! Just kidding; wait fo the tone . . .' waiting, waiting, waiting (tone) it was David Allan Coe's "Now I Lay Me Down to Cheat"* (click my post title for God's Channel - Outlaw Country on Sirius Radio)
At the end of the chorus and subsequent buzz, I uttered out my carefully chosen words.
"Almighty Father, President Carter, on two occasions wedged into the Joe Wilson issue by branding critics of the President racists and . . .( Buuuuhp!!)
( Basso Profundo - It is Dennis Haysbert!)You really are a gabby little fellow. Listen here, Hoss! Let me get on this topic, like a Cow on the Cabbage. Son, Lookee here. You mistreat your fellow man and I'm on it. Your comeupance is ordained.
Now, off the record. Jimmy Earl is a Jackass. Now, don't go repeatin' that, or your ass is smote. I gotta go. Hey, know why the Hill-rods love Nascar?
"No, my Savior."
They all like to say "Hey, lookee thar! NAS Car! Yep, Shore is a NAS Car, Custis!" Now, look, dummy, behave and watch your language around of my little ones and re-read Matthew 23 - My Boy (IHS) said it right to that one. Nas Car!!!! Kills me.
Deus Misereatur !
*Now I lay me down to cheat
On the woman I love so
And if I die between these sheets
I pray to God she'll never know