With all the criticism New Orleans Sen. Karen Carter Peterson has been taking for her “it’s about race” comments earlier this week, both from the La. GOP and from followers on her Facebook page, the La. Democratic Party Chair had remained quiet on the issue, even avoiding news reporters to do so, until now.
First of all, she said her statement came from the result of conversations with her “colleagues” and this is what “they” considered one of the reasons/factors of opposition to be…how convenient. No evidence, no one stated it was because the President was black, just “their” suppositions and/or considerations. That in itself is racist. Yes Sen. Peterson, you did call us racists. Once again, the childish immature throw down of the “race card.” It’s all about race or “class” with these Democrats. Now, considering the “class warfare” card, these same people are benefiting very well through their position…not salary…but the perks and the connections to riches from other means.
On her website, Sen. Peterson addresses her controversial comments and the backlash she received because of it. Read her statement below:
“I think we should judge a policy by its content, not the person proposing it. To be clear, I didn’t call any person ‘racist.’ Rather, I was simply relaying the truth about conversations I’ve had with my colleagues and the factors they considered on the expansion of Medicaid. While others are using this as an opportunity to take my comments out of context in order to distract from the true issue, I think it’s critical that we focus on the substance of the policy because it’s the right thing to do for Louisiana. Expanding health care access is a vital issue for the people of Louisiana, no matter what it’s called or who offers it. The Republican Party and even our very own Governor have chosen to twist my words.”
Remember, this is what Democrats do; they have nothing else to run on except the concept that certain people are getting shafted by the government because they succeed on their own. Pitting various groups in society against one another becomes a necessity for them to achieve this end. PATHETIC. PERIOD.
Keep up the pressure Louisiana. Don’t let her get away with this. She waited until the weekend to give this statement. Keep it going so that people know she is trying to form the context of her mistake.