Hey, The South, Come Join The Rest Of Us In 200911.01.09
I know racism is a loaded accusation and shouldn’t be tossed around lightly. Former President Jimmy Carter recently launched it at Rep. Joe Wilson for his absurd outburst at President Obama during his address to Congress. Perhaps it was unwarranted to label him a racist, perhaps not. But to simply dismiss that race has anything at all to do with some of the dissent with Obama is to be blind to reality.
Just take a look at these approval-disapproval numbers:
(via The Daily Kos)
Notice Obama’s numbers in the south: 28-67. Unreal. That’s not a slight shift from the rest of the country. That’s polar opposite.
It seems like a lot more than coincidence that a black president would have such an unfavorable approval rating in the part of the country that seceded in order to be able to keep slavery from being outlawed, don’t you think?
I know that urban areas across the country are in dire need of education funding and improvement, but I think our entire society would benefit from pumping money into schools in the south, especially the rural areas. And not just K-12, but let’s start a mandatory adult education program for all registered voters to inform them of a couple apparently overlooked topics like American History and Biology.
(thanks to The Daily Dish for the link)