President Jimmy Carter once again displayed his courage, wisdom, and moral clarity, saying that Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) despicable heckling of President Obama during a Joint Session of Congress "was based on racism."
In an interview with NBC's Brian Williams, Carter said:
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man," Carter said. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way, and I've seen the rest of the country that share the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African Americans."
Thank you, President Carter, for saying in public what many of us said in private, bringing your personal credibility to the discussion. Thank you, sir, for being an honest son of the South, and a great American.