President Barack Obama visited The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday (September 21) and address Jimmy Carter’s allegations that racism was to blame for the recent criticism towards Obama (Jimmy Carter’s Racism Idiocy video).
Obama said, “I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”
“One of the things that you sign up for in politics is that folks yell at you,” the president said, noting that “whenever a president tries to bring about significant changes, particularly during times of economic unease, there is a certain segment of the population that gets very riled up.”
Former President Carter was specifically referring to Joe Wilson’s outburst (watch video) during Obama’s health care speech when he made those accusations. The truth is that we are entitled to our political opinions and beliefs and we might not express them in an appropriate way but it does not mean we are racists!
Barack Obama On David Letterman Video