September 16th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 9/15/09

Editor's Note: Mark Williams’s reappearance on AC360° Tuesday night drew more response from many of you.  Most of you who wrote to us believe that his agenda supports a racist point of view.  Many of you said you’d be happy not hearing from him again.  Former President Jimmy Carter’s comment that an “overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man” resonated with a large number of viewers.  Finally, on the malpractice segment by Gary Tuchman, many of you expressed interest in asking the two trial lawyers about doctors closing their doors because of high insurance costs. Do you have something to say on one of these topics?  If so, we’d love to hear from you too:


I am a white person who agrees with Jimmy Carter who stated that the tea-baggers are basically racists. Please stop giving air time to people who defend these despicable people. More emphasis on the accomplishments of our president, PLEASE!

Mark Williams, organizer of Tea parties, is a prime example of a racist.  He puts down everyone from President Carter to Mr. Martin when they point out racist incidents.  I am an 80-year old white woman and I cannot see why people cannot see through this man and put him out of public life.  I abhor his smirk when he is talking about something as serious as threats on the life of our president.

President carter is absolutely right!  The actions of the Republicans are making a mockery of our democracy!  Their actions & lies are terrible.

Why do you continue to invite Mark Williams, the one who called our Pres an "Indonesian Muslim welfare thug", on your show? People like that who resort to name-calling do not help our democracy and do not deserve any airtime!  Organization leaders like him are what drove me away from the Republican Party.

My father is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and he has suffered greatly due to high insurance costs and frivolous lawsuits. Many good doctors have gone out of business because of the outrageous costs. Trial lawyers may say that large settlements aren't raising insurance prices but whose pockets is all this money coming from? Not the trial lawyers.

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  1. Pam

    I am a white AMERICAN and I voted for Barack Obama and I will do it again! I totally agree with Jimmy Carter and I have much respect for him for stating the fact and having the courage to say what no one else will, but believe as well.

    September 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Diane S Olin

    I am a 75 year old white Republican woman who think Carter's remarks are outrageous. I voted for Pres Obama and am very unhappy about some of his policies. I think I should be able to complain without being considered a racist. Is every critcism of the President going to considered racism? That doesn't seem like a very level playing field considering what previous presidents have been called.

    September 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  3. sandy

    Mark Williams does your show a disservice and calling a former president of the US "stupid" is unacceptable and evidence of his lack of class and objectivity.

    September 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm |