"I think it's based on racism," Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."
The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.
"Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care," he said. "It's deeper than that."Um, no President Carter, it isn't any deeper then that. People don't trust Obama because he is black but because he plays fast and loose with the truth. Obama keeps repeating "if you like your doctor you can keep him" while the House Bill does not have any such guarantees. He promised that the unemployment rate won't go above 8% if the stimulus was passed and it is now nearly 10%.
Rep. Joe Wilson may have been off about illegal immigrants not being covered by ObamaCare but there are no protections in the bill that will prevent that from happening. In fact Obama was supposed to be the the post-racial President that transcended race and its only 8 months and Carter has to drag him back down into that mess again.