I have a policy against politics and religion on Facebook and on my blog. So here's the one-off for all time and it is because Jimmy Carter inserted himself into the fray. I am going to keep it short.
All the people who hated President George Bush, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, etc. were all simply expressing their political opinions. It's a free country and we do not have to like the politics that go on in this country. It has, until now, been a privilege of our freedoms to be vocal about what we don't like about comments, vocabulary, physical attributes, policies, rules, ideas, debates and everything else.
Now? These days? The people who do not like the current president are ALL RACIST?
Sure enough, people who are not in favor of Obama's comments, vocabulary, physical attributes, policies, rules, ideas, debates and everything else must be racist? I've never heard anything so insane in. my. life.
Cut it out. If you can't come up with something better than that, keep your mouth shut. I'm tired of hearing about it. If you didn't like Richard Nixon, are you racist? Nope. All this creepy rhetoric is childish, it has a chilling effect on open debate and it only serves to point out over and over and over and over and over again that Obama is "different" and that he is not a white man.
Why does that matter? Shut up already. People are allowed to disagree.