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Jimmy's Crack Scorned

Why the former President misspoke; PLUS, Those Rainy Nights in Georgia

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 25, 2009

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Jimmy's Crack Scorned

Jimmy's Crack Scorned
Why the former President misspoke

Jimmy's crack scorned and white folks care
that a President would dare
to say Obama's health care woes
are just because he's black.

That which Carter claimed as true
insults the likes of me and you.
It fails to own how far we've come
since Martin shared his dream.

I believe our reticence
comes from bold "facts" that don't make sense
and from our fears that we'll become
like those in Canda.

Jimmy's crack scorned both black and white.
And such wisecracking isn't right.
The man from Plains is nuts to think
we're racist to object.


Those Rainy Nights in Georgia
Giving Mother Nature the respect she demands

Just a rainy night in Georgia?
How they wish it was just one.
Countless days of nonstop downpours
have Atlantans on the run.

Widespread flooding has proved tragic.
Children have been swept away.
Tears of sorrow fall like raindrops
as it was in Noah's day.

Now as then we are beholden
to the force of nature's whim.
Even those quite wise and wealthy
quickly bow to floods and winds.

 

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Jack Swanson from Carol Stream, IL writes:
September 25, 2009
The vitriolic, personal nature of the remarks made by many of those opposed to the President makes me suspicious that this is an opportunity for hiding racist feelings behind a "legitimate" form of criticism. Where are the Christians who support providing adequate health care for all our citizens? I think it is obvious where Jesus would stand on this issue.

elm from 98801 writes:
September 25, 2009
RACISM is alive & well in America, not limited to the South or Southerners. There still are those white folk who can't accept the fact that America is multi-racial, can't believe a black man is president and will never accept it. Our hometown paper carried a letter from readers that verifies racism persists. A black woman from New Orleans moved here and endured cruel, racist abuse for six years. Included, hissing racial slurs and throwing rocks from cars & trucks at her. This evil trend made her not feel safe here. She is moving next week.

My husband is a Southerner who grew up around those monocramatic thinkers. In college, he learned to color outside the "WHITE" box. I have ZERO tolerance for --racism. Barack Obama has had to deal with racism in America since elected, prior to being elected. "Kill the message, kill the messanger." Blacks deal with this EVIL trend their whole entire life. Racism has NOT yet been stamped. NOR entirely eradicated. If it has, that means ingrained, bigoted & ignorant thinking just flew the coop over night -- and I missed it. That would be a no!


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