Archive for the ‘Carter’ Category

Getting around the New Media

December 14, 2007

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A very serious case of projection.

May 22, 2007

It is becoming clear that former President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter fears his place in history.

Update: Anna has more on target analysis:

It takes some chutzpah to announce to the world that President Bush is something akin to the worst president ever and to accuse out-going Prime Minister Tony Blair of being Bush’s lapdog.

For shame Jimmy Carter. The man who told people that all that is left is a downward spiral of malaise and to wear a sweater while the oil crisis deepened to say this? The man who negotiated away the Panama Canal so now we find the People’s Republic of China, via a proxy, administering the canal. Who’s idea of being forceful in the face of Soviet aggression in Afghanistan was to keep the US Olympic team home. The ‘statesman’ who talked the Shah of Iran to leave quietly so Ayatollah Khomeini could turn Iran into a radical Islamic state. The ‘humanitarian’ who allowed the now exiled Shah into the US for medical treatment that triggered the seizing of the American embassy in Tehran. The ‘resolute’ President who, after much dithering, ordered a downsized Pentagon to launch an audacious rescue mission of the hostages that failed because it was too complex and riven with intra-service rivalries.

I had thought the former president named Carter had reached his nadir with the comments virulently against Israel and his blind affirmation of Hugo Chavez seizing dictatorial power over the formerly democratic Venezuela. Alas I was wrong.

Lack of leadership…

November 13, 2005

LASunsett nails it.

As a person, a human being, as one who really does care about his fellow man, Jimmy Carter is the best. But his presidency was a miserable failure. Even his own party would not work with him because he was so liberal that most of them would not have gotten re-elected if they had supported all of his proposals.

Remember the double digit inflation, under Carter? I do.

I could write a whole post on the failures of this man. But the fact remains, this country is a hell of a lot better off than when he was steering the helm.

Then points out that Howard Dean isn’t fit to polish former President Carter’s shoes:

Want a bigger failure than Carter? Look no further than Howard Dean. But at least Carter was not a coward and Dean is.

Go read the whole thing.