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Posted on 10/20/2004 10:18:10 AM PDT by lnbchip
Jimmy Carter: American Revolution Was 'Unnecessary'
Recently we described Jimmy Carter as the worst president of the past 100 years. We apologize.
He's the worst president ever.
In trying to compare the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, here's what the jug-headed Georgian said to fellow Democrat Chris Matthews on "Hardball" Monday night, according to MSNBC's own transcript:
'A Little More Sensitive'
Well, one parallel is that the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we've fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonials' really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.
I think in many ways the British were very misled in going to war against America and in trying to enforce their will on people who were quite different from them at the time.
Does the catastrophic ex-prez really think the war in Iraq is bloodier than the Vietnam War, the Korean War, World War II, World War I, the Civil War ...?
Note to Jimmy: Canada did not begin to gain independence until 1867. Australia did not receive partial independence as a commonwealth until 1901. India did not gain independence until 1947, and all the Indians who were killed by the British would hardly describe their deaths as "nonviolent."
The problem is Ford was an idiot too..'Soviets didn't dominate Poland' my fanny.
Hmmm, if Bill Clinton ever has anything named after him, maybe it would be "Clinton Condoms", ribbed for her pleasure?
I wonder how many issues of Playboy and Penthouse are stored in Clinton's Library.
That Jimmy. He just ain't right...if ya know what I mean.
He's a very sad case and a piss-poor excuse for a human being!
PS I'm a recovering alcoholic; I've been clean and sober since 10-26-75 and I don't mumble. :):)
Just goes to prove - We voted for the WRONG brother!!
Jimmy Carter is nuts!
Combat casualies from the American Revolution: 4435 killed, 6188 wounded.
My first thought reading the story: "Is Carter drunk?"
Jimmie and AlGore are sharing the same meds...
no argument, but what's been a somewhat pleasant surprise to me lately is the brutal honesty of Pat Caddell's comments...I
Roger that ~ Bump!
Speaking of bunnies.....We need the pancake!
Drive down there to GA and do some chit-hooks on the idiots front lawn!!!
He did. Then he came back. You forgot to take into account his having seen UFO's.
Will do! :-D
Cigars & Sinks & Knee Pads & Blue Dresses & Black Berets.....
Possibly true, but tact would only have smoothed over the crisis for a short while. In the long run, Britain would have been required either to extend parliamentary representation to the American colonies or invent the notion of a quasi-autonomous, self-governing dominion a couple of generations earlier than it did. Canada and Australia are not good parallels because they remained small in population and economically subordinate to the mother country throughout the 19th century. The explosive growth of the American colonies meant that a subordinate status could not have been long maintained.
One of my idle speculations is what would have happened had the Brits given the colonies representation in parliament. By the mid to late 19th century, the Americas would have been outvoting Britain in a transatlantic United Kingdom.
His wife needs to intervene.
I'm serious. He is a former President after all and his wife needs to stop him from embarrassing himself.
This is like the fourth time in as many months he has made a ass of himself.
Idiot. He must be the ONLY Southerner who's nevr heard of the Civil War!