Jimmy Carter racism charge: Obama doesn’t agree says Gibbs

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By Jimmy Orr

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

Does President Obama agree with Jimmy Carter’s charge that Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst last week was racially based?

Nope. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was continually asked that question today during his press briefing. And he continually said that the White House doesn’t buy it.

“It adds to our dialogue,” Gibbs said. “I’m just simply saying that I don’t think the president agrees with him.”

Responding to a question at a town hall meeting in Atlanta Tuesday, Carter said that Wilson’s outburst was rooted in fears of a black president. “I think it’s based on racism,” Carter said. “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”

As we told you here, Carter’s racism charge resurrected the Wilson controversy, resulting in a flurry of polarized opinions in the blogosphere and the mainstream media.

Gibbs casual demeanor toward the repeated questioning this afternoon seemed to telegraph that it’s not an issue with the White House.

“As I said Sunday, the president does not believe that it is based on the color of his skin,” Gibbs said when first asked about Carter’s comments.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Gibbs said, “I don’t think the president believes that people are upset because of the color of his skin. I think people are upset because on Monday we celebrate the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse that caused a financial catastrophe unlike anything we’ve ever seen.”

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3 comments on “Jimmy Carter racism charge: Obama doesn’t agree says Gibbs

  1. Most Americans voted for Obama in 2008.How can they be racist?.Racism has become a non issue in Multicultural America.In 100 years time,majority of Americans of voting age will be non whites.America has become a melting pot of ideas,race,culture and innovation.
    Rome once had a Black Emperor of Punic descent.His name was Septimius Severus.He turned out to be a very good administrator.

  2. How can America be racist?.In 100 years time,majority of Americans of voting age will be non whites.America has become a melting pot of color,ideas,innovations and culture.Rome once had a black Emperor of Punic descent.His name was Septimius Severus.He turned out to be a very good Emperor.

  3. America is not racist. Jimmy Carter tries his best to have his time on the media and this is his another stunt for publicity.

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