It is quite ironic that in our supposedly "post-racial" age that the ugly face of racism is rearing it's head openly and often in public. Jimmy Carter is right. Maureen Dowd is right. I've said it here before: many Americans cannot accept the fact that we have a black president. Never have, never will.
How do I know?
We have polls which tell us so.
I have people who have personally told me so.
This all began long before the election (see video above)--the "post racial America" has always been a fantasy.
Is everyone who opposes President Obama a racist? Of course not. The great majority of those who oppose him are not.
However, there is a loud, fringe element, baited by the open hostility and racism of merchants of hate such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh who have gained the courage to openly flout their extremist leanings. Just check out You Tube--it's all over the place. And it's both discouraging and frightening.