I wasn't surprised by Maher but I didn't realize Jimmy Carter was this whacky.
How do these luminaries explain that a good number of people who oppose Barack are supportive of Alan Keyes?
Claiming decent people who oppose the President's socialism, bankrupting the country and deliberately giving out misinformation is based are racists is a deliberate intimidation tactic and beneath contempt.
The President has already played the race card and it was a political disaster. (I still say the President and Gates wrongful accusations against Officer Crowley was the beginning of the long decline down the hill for Obama).
He's going to keep his distance from calling the crackers "racists".
It's backfiring in mainstream America.