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I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African American.

That of course, is former President Jimmy Carter playing the race card-—bigtime! Not just an extreme fringe mind you, but an overwhelming portion of the critics of Obama are motivated by racisim.

Carter, for our overseas readers and those who need a refresher on recent American history, is a white guy from way down south in Dixie. From Georgia, to be precise.

Then there’s this:

President Carter is flat out wrong. This isn’t about race. It is about policy . . . This is a pathetic distraction by Democrats to shift attention away from the president’s wildly unpopular government-run health care plan that the American people simply oppose.

Injecting race into the debate over critical issues facing American families doesn’t create jobs, reform our health care system or reduce the growing deficit. It only divides Americans rather than uniting us to find solutions to challenges facing our nation.

That is from Michael Steele, the Chairman of the Republic National Committee (RNC). Steele is a black man, the first African-American chairman of the RNC.

Is this a great country, or what?

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