President: Its Not About Race

Can all of this talk of race being the issue be over now? In an article from the AP President Obama and Jimmy Carter don’t agree.

To NBC News, Obama put it this way: “It’s an argument that’s gone on for the history of this republic, and that is, What’s the right role of government? How do we balance freedom with our need to look out for one another? … This is not a new argument, and it always evokes passions.”

I actually agree with President Obama again, that’s twice in one week. I also credit him for recognizing that The United States is not a Democracy. He is a clever guy and he might be using that to gain favor with Conservatives, but just because a president finally knows what kind of governing system we have, doesn’t mean I abandon principal and support his efforts. Plus, just a couple of weeks ago he called it a Democracy, but I don’t want to get hung up on a silly issue like that.

President Barack Obama said Friday that angry criticisms about his health care agenda are driven by an intense debate over the proper role of government — and not by racism.”Are there people out there who don’t like me because of race? I’m sure there are,” Obama told CNN. “That’s not the overriding issue here.”

Time and again, Obama was asked about whether the tenor of the health care debate turned nasty because of undercurrents in racism. Former President Jimmy Carter raised the point prominently this week when he said the vitriol was racially motivated.

Not so, Obama said.

“There’s been a long-standing debate in this country that is usually that much more fierce during times of transition, or when presidents are trying to bring about big changes,” Obama told CNN.

Wow, I think whole host of other people, myself included, said this about four day’s ago! I have nothing more to say about the issue.


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