The 87-year-old Jimmy Carter accused his fellow Georgian, Newt Gingrich, of employing a “subtlety of racism” that borders on linking to segregation in the Deep South, during a CNN interview with Piers Morgan.
“I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, and that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia – particularly the right wing,” Carter averred. “He knows as well the words that you use – like welfare mommas and so forth – that have been appealing in the past, in those days when we cherished segregation of the races.”
Carter’s allegation of course stems from Gingrich’s comments during the last GOP debate, where he accused Obama of being a “food stamp President” – which, he most definitely is. And, of course, because Gingrich was “appeasing” all those white bigots in the conservative state of South Carolina. Or something like that.
Simply put, this man should be put in a retirement and never let out.