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Ed Koch: Looking Back At Life (jimmy Carter a miserable human being)
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 15, 2008 | Ed Koch

Posted on 04/15/2008 6:29:24 PM PDT by stravinskyrules

There is an old saying, "Youth is wasted on the young." When we are young and energetic, few of us take stock of our lives. Instead, we use our energy to take on new challenges and enjoy life to the fullest. And that's the way it should be.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carter; edkoch

1 posted on 04/15/2008 6:29:25 PM PDT by stravinskyrules
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To: stravinskyrules

“I came to know Carter well.

When he ran for reelection, he asked me to campaign for him in 1980 - I was by then Mayor of New York City — and I said that I would vote for him, but not campaign for him because he was then engaging in hostile acts towards Israel. I was popular with the Jewish community and when I would not campaign for him unless he changed his position, he called me to his hotel in New York when attending a fundraiser and said, “You have done me more damage than any man in America.” I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now as he prepares to meet with Hamas.”


2 posted on 04/15/2008 6:38:22 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus
And yet: Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter....I never voted for him, but I loved him.
3 posted on 04/15/2008 6:39:57 PM PDT by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Bravo Ed Koch!

“How My doing”


4 posted on 04/15/2008 6:40:28 PM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“You have done me more damage than any man in America.”

Koch’s response should have been, “You have done the American people a helluva lot of damage yourself, Mr. President.”


5 posted on 04/15/2008 6:41:36 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: stravinskyrules

this is the New York attitude at it’s best. The man writes with a clear conscience — I will gladly respect that.


6 posted on 04/15/2008 6:41:44 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

He certainly didn’t mince any words. I hope this is just the beginning for Carter.


7 posted on 04/15/2008 6:43:47 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: stravinskyrules; Clemenza
"I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now"

That's gonna leave a mark.

8 posted on 04/15/2008 6:46:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: stravinskyrules

Mayor Koch is one of a kind!

He’s as lucid now as he was 30 years ago.

If only there were more Democrats like him instead of the depraved, pandering Marxists that have taken control of the party.


9 posted on 04/15/2008 6:52:55 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: stravinskyrules

Koch defines the term “loyal opposition”.

A patriot if there ever was one.

God bless you Mr. Mayor.


10 posted on 04/15/2008 6:58:01 PM PDT by stravinskyrules
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The Iranians releasing the Hostages on Reagans first day should have been a sign to all the moonbats, that he is pro-muzzie.


11 posted on 04/15/2008 6:58:54 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: stravinskyrules

Mayor Koch is a very good judge of character.

Way to go, Mr. Mayor!


12 posted on 04/15/2008 7:00:56 PM PDT by Palladin (Pennsylvania: guns, religion, and liberty.)
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To: stravinskyrules
I supported Hillary Clinton for the Senate when she first ran and support her now in her quest for the presidency.

Ed Koch is a pleasant enough fellow and admirable in many respects, but his support of Hillary Clinton for President calls into question the soundness of his judgment regarding the personal and intellectual qualities a President ought to possess.

13 posted on 04/15/2008 7:02:00 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Incorrigible
Not to many dems I would want to sit down and buy a beer. Mayor Koch is one of the few.
14 posted on 04/15/2008 7:02:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Koch isn't perfect, but I have got to admire the man. If more Democrats were like him, this would be a whole lot different country.


15 posted on 04/15/2008 7:03:39 PM PDT by Viking2002 (I hope the AG pounds the Mann Act up Spitzer's ass with a sharp stick.)
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To: Incorrigible

“Mayor Koch is one of a kind!”

I used to like him on The People’s Court, before Judge Marilyn Millyan took over.


16 posted on 04/15/2008 7:24:32 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: stravinskyrules

He’s a Democrat, and a poofter, but I still love the guy.


17 posted on 04/15/2008 7:34:36 PM PDT by WackySam
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To: snarks_when_bored
his support of Hillary Clinton for President calls into question the soundness of his judgment regarding the personal and intellectual qualities a President ought to possess.

Or maybe he realizes what a complete disaster Obama would be. Not that Hillary wouldn't be a disaster, too.

18 posted on 04/15/2008 7:37:45 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: stravinskyrules

I had the pleasure of meeting His Honor Mayor Koch when I worked in NYC in the early ‘80s. A good man and a good mayor.

I am delighted to see he continues to call them as he sees them.


19 posted on 04/15/2008 7:49:00 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."--Ayn Rand)
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To: hsalaw
Or maybe he realizes what a complete disaster Obama would be.

No, he expressed his support for Hillary before Obama was on anybody's radar.

20 posted on 04/15/2008 8:08:59 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: stravinskyrules; PetroniusMaximus; Alouette; SJackson

CARTER to KOCH: “You have done me more damage than any man in America.”

KOCH: I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now....


21 posted on 04/15/2008 8:15:47 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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Jimmy Carter Embraces Hamas Official
AP | 4-15-08 | DALIA NAMMARI
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:47:30 AM by Anti-Bubba182
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2001887/posts

Different Opinions
Powerlineblog | April 15, 2008 | John Hinderaker
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:16:12 PM by Lonesome in Massachussets
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2002209/posts


22 posted on 04/15/2008 8:55:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: stravinskyrules; rmlew; Clemenza

I always liked Mayor Koch even if he was a Democrat.


23 posted on 04/15/2008 9:04:16 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stravinskyrules
I always thought Ed would be a great guy to sit down and have a few beers with.

83 years old. Man, how time flies.

24 posted on 04/15/2008 9:21:52 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: stravinskyrules; Cindy

“I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now as he prepares to meet with Hamas.”

Hooray Ed Koch!

More from Jeffrey Imm here...

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2008/04/jimmy_carter_hamas.php

Thanks to Cindy from the April TM thread for posting the above link on Jhimmi the POS Dhimmi.


25 posted on 04/15/2008 9:25:22 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2002170/posts?page=22#22


27 posted on 04/15/2008 9:53:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: stravinskyrules
Ed tells it like it is not what liberals want it to be.
28 posted on 04/15/2008 9:55:44 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: SunkenCiv

What’s Carter doing meeting with Hamas, anyway? Doesn’t he have an election to ratify in Zimbabwe?


29 posted on 04/16/2008 2:43:07 AM PDT by Berosus (Support our troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High Volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel. or WOT [War on Terror]

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The full Carter quote in post 2. Some interesting anecdotes in the article.

30 posted on 04/16/2008 5:42:22 AM PDT by SJackson (Inner city folk--bitter, cling to Sat Nite Specials, Gospel, rap--hate folk not like them)
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To: SJackson
Mayor Koch is on target!
31 posted on 04/16/2008 5:51:03 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: SJackson

http://www.rescueattempt.com/id24.html


32 posted on 04/16/2008 6:07:40 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Koch may be a Dem, but he totally nailed Dhimmi Jimmuh.


33 posted on 04/16/2008 6:21:56 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA ("Typical 'bitter' 'White Male" whose vote the Dems now desperately want so bad - HA!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
"Now we come to the last president on this list, George W. Bush. I campaigned for his reelection and have no regrets. I believe that history will treat him more kindly than current public opinion polls indicate. He and Tony Blair recognized the danger of Islamic terrorism to the Western world when most world leaders did not. In addition, he is a very nice guy. "

The Mayor gets it right.

34 posted on 04/16/2008 6:43:17 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: Lijahsbubbe; the invisib1e hand; SJackson

“I was by then Mayor of New York City — and I said that I would vote for him, but not campaign for him because he was then engaging in hostile acts towards Israel.”

He has the guts to say the truth about former President Carter, but not to not vote for him.

He’s a partisian, party over principle.


35 posted on 04/16/2008 7:30:20 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

That’s one way of looking at it. However as I’ve often noted, Israel isn’t the primary issue most Jews vote on. My guess in 1976 it was one of the few Koch disagreed with, so he voiced his criticism, declined an active role, and went with the candidate in step with most of his political positions. Just as he mentions his respect for Ronald Reagan, yet didn’t vote for him.


36 posted on 04/16/2008 7:40:13 AM PDT by SJackson (Inner city folk--bitter, cling to Sat Nite Specials, Gospel, rap--hate folk not like them)
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To: girlangler

Thanks. I figured there was more to it.


37 posted on 04/16/2008 8:59:44 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Berosus

:’D


38 posted on 04/16/2008 10:14:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: stravinskyrules

bttt


39 posted on 04/16/2008 11:00:42 AM PDT by dennisw (Superior attitude. Superior state of mind --- Steven Segal)
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