President [Jimmy] Carter stated that he believed that the vast majority of demonstrations and rhetoric coming from those opposing Obama at various teabag rallies and marches are in fact acting out on deep seated racist views towards minorities , in particular Blacks.
He went on to say that there is a belief among many Whites , and he made note that they are not all from the South, who believe that Blacks and other minorities are incapable of governing this nation.
...Not helpful, or needed, and while I appreciate the sentiment, this comment by Carter is shortsighted and serves to focus the laser on an issue that helps the right, the race card. We do not need this distraction, and we need to move on. An issue that had been to our advantage is now going to turn as whites that once thought Wilson an ass will come to his defense.