Democrat former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter ting health insurance policy, Barack Obama race storm lifting
BEIJING, September 18, according to Xinhua Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao” on the 18th reported that the U.S. politicians on the health-care reform plan set off a heated debate has evolved into a racial storm, the former Democratic president Jimmy Carter for President Obama’s health-care escort, when the reform and criticize the opponents is that Obama itself is black, and pointed out that the eyes of many local whites, the general view that people of African descent are not eligible to be president.
Carter’s remark, immediately triggered controversy, not only disgusted with Republican leaders, even the White House is putting out the fire immediately, saying that Obama does not believe his criticism of the outside world was based on his skin.
Last week, Obama delivered a speech to the joint session of Congress to promote his proposed health care reform plan, the audience of the South Carolina Republican Rep. Wilson sudden clamor, interrupted Obama’s speech, and shouted at the oba Malaysia lied. The incident sparked strong criticism from the outside world that Wilson would not respect the president, but also reflects the struggle between political parties on Medicare has been white-hot.
Carter accepted NBC interview Wednesday, pointed out that Wilson clamor in Congress for President Barack Obama is a racist fermentation. Carter said: “I think it shares a strong resentment against the move by Obama, most are based on he is black, is African-American.”
Carter added: “Racism still exists, I think it has been floating to the surface, as many whites, not only in the south, but in the country, believe that African Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. This is an order human aversion to the atmosphere, so that I feel deeply sad and concerned. ”
In his view, Congress Obama yelled, “You lie”, and the public question and answer session recently in a strong reaction, not only in the debate on whether to accept Obama’s health care reform policies of the accidental event, but rooted in racism.
For Carter’s remarks, the first black Republican National Committee Chairman Steele disagree, do not think that the ethnic factor trigger a health care reform opposition. Steele said: “Carter is entirely wrong, this is not because of their race, but because the policy itself.”
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