Skip to comments.Like Carter, Obama is Right But Doesn't Get Credit (Ultra/Mega Barf Alert)
Posted on 10/12/2010 10:43:16 AM PDT by Signalman
Almost like an apparition, Jimmy Carter stalks Barack Obama. The former president has published yet another book, his 25th, which has been greeted with some scorn and plenty of ridicule. Garry Wills, in the reliably liberal New York Review of Books, writes that "Carter is a better man than his worst enemy would portray him as. And his worst enemy, it turns out is himself." To which a chorus of critics would quickly add, "Not as long as I'm around."
Those critics are having a very good time with Carter's latest book, "White House Diary." It turns out that Carter was an indefatigable diarist, recording everything for whatever reason -- his high self-regard, above all. He is peripatetic Jimmy, his fingers into everything, down to programming the music for the White House sound system. The book becomes "an indictment of the man's pettiness," Wills says, and once again a chorus of other reviewers chimes in with a hearty "amen."
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You may wonder at this point why, above, I placed Obama in the same paragraph with Carter. It is not because Obama is as politically challenged as was Carter, and it most certainly is not because I think both presidents pursued dumb policies. On the contrary, from health care to the stimulus, and including the Bush-initiated TARP, Obama has done the right things. He staved off both a collapse of the financial system and a deepening of the Great Recession while, paradoxically, being lambasted for doing so. As Carter himself once said, life is unfai
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Both of them are antisemites and proIslamist. Is that what they are getting “right” in this world?!!
ROFLMAO!!!! Oh, that Cohen... such a funny boy.
Wow, that mean old economy. It disagrees and look, the economy is wrong and Obama and Carter are right.
Both of them are enemies of America.....
“It is not because Obama is as politically challenged as was Carter, and it most certainly is not because I think both presidents pursued dumb policies.”
So, Mr. Cohen thinks Barack Obama pursued “dumb” policies? Lemme guess...it’s because he’s black.
Go to h-ll you bleepin’ racist!
Being a child of the 70's, I am at a loss as to just what drug makes one have these thoughts.
Both of them are petty, mean, arrogant, stupid little jerks who obviously don't have a clue.
The most significant problems right now are not oil scarcity or a lack of energy. The really serious problems are social. There are enormous strains on our nation caused out-of-wedlock births, incivility, a lack of trust, and other sources of sand in the gears of society. Any energy problems we might encounter would be much more easily dealt with and handled if not for all the other difficulties caused by a decaying national character.
Jimmy Carter was an advocate for that political philosophy responsible for creating many of those social problems. The emphasis on energy conservation is merely the left's way of diverting attention from those problems they've helped create.
“Like Carter, Obama is right . . . “
I guess that is true if you view the world through a mirror.
How ironic that they are no trying to compare Obama to Carter in a good way? In 2009, the media made sweeping comparisons to Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and others. Now they are down to this?