But while the joke is what’s blowing up in cyberspace, the truly telling remark may have come later in his speech as Blunt talked about the health care reform battle in Congress and former President Jimmy Carter’s remarks that Obama is being targeted by politically orchestrated racial attacks that bring out underlying bigotry among Americans that could undermine the president.
“Don’t be intimidated out of this fight,” Blunt said. “President Carter said if you disagree with this president, it’s somehow fundamentally racist in nature... That’s not what this is about. And we can’t be intimidated into believing that that’s what this is about... You do have to play the ball where it’s thrown in this case.”
Monday, September 28, 2009
BlackAmerica Web: More telling remark may have come later in Blunt monkey joke speech
Jackie Jones, writing for BlackAmerica Web, joins the discussion on Congressman Roy Blunt's infamous monkey joke speech, but notes that the real news may not have come from the joke, but later in the speech: