One man, singlehandedly, transformed me into a conservative nearly 30 years ago. Today, that man, the disastrously inept former president, Jimmy Carter, is reinforcing my decision every time he opens his mouth.
Lately, that's far too often. His charges of racism against people objecting to the outright arrogance and incompetence of the Obama White House are both disgusting and stupid. According to the latest Gallup poll, 60% of Americans doubt President Obama's policies on healthcare reform and its costs. You can't reach that percentage of Americans without a large segment of minorities agreeing with "us white folks," as Carter would no doubt describe us.
Jimmy Carter should stick to helping the world through Habitat for Humanity. It's the best work he's ever done, and he should know that will be his most enduring legacy. His shamefully twisted and degrading political commentary is nothing but a national embarrassment.