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Dick Morris: "Obama the New Jimmy Carter"
NewsMax.com ^ | 20 Aug 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT by seanmerc

Last week raised important questions about whether Barack Obama is strong enough to be president. On the domestic political front, he showed incredible weakness in dealing with the Clintons, while on foreign and defense questions, he betrayed a lack of strength and resolve in standing up to Russia’s invasion of Georgia.

This two-dimensional portrait of weakness underscores fears that Obama might, indeed, be a latter-day Jimmy Carter.

Consider first the domestic and political. Bill and Hillary Clinton have no leverage over Obama. Hillary can’t win the nomination. She doesn’t control any committees. If she or her supporters tried to disrupt the convention or demonstrate outside, she would pay a huge price among the party faithful.

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1 posted on 08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

He does have a peanut head


2 posted on 08/20/2008 6:41:24 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Cracker power Brother)
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To: seanmerc

Jimmy Carter’s second term!!!


3 posted on 08/20/2008 6:41:37 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: seanmerc

He’s not Carter; he’s Dukakis.


4 posted on 08/20/2008 6:43:35 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: seanmerc

>>>A stronger candidate would’ve called their bluff and confined the Clintons to one night on which both Hillary and Bill spoke (he would have outshone her). He would have blocked a roll call by allowing a voice vote to nominate by acclimation. He would have stood up to the Clintons and recaptured his own convention. <<<

si.


5 posted on 08/20/2008 6:43:50 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: seanmerc

Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.


6 posted on 08/20/2008 6:45:29 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: seanmerc

For all his warts, Morris is usually an interesting read, though with his experience he ought to be even better than that.
Something I don’t understand about the conventions: why do the Democrats usually go first? You would think they’d learn not to give us the “last word.”
The GOP convention is going to dispel all the pixie dust their convention spreads around.


7 posted on 08/20/2008 6:46:04 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: B Knotts

Nope. James Buchanan.


8 posted on 08/20/2008 6:46:21 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

It’s tradition that the party of the sitting president goes second.


9 posted on 08/20/2008 6:47:02 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Unfortunately, the Carter era will be looked upon fondly as a Golden Age of prosperity when compared to the Obamanation that could be upon us soon.


10 posted on 08/20/2008 6:48:24 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: Always Right

When you’re right, you’re right.


11 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: seanmerc

Reminds me of the candid talk accidentally caught on the mics when Bambi was talking to Gordon Brown. Obama said something to the effect, “We don’t have to know everything - that’s what advisors are for. We just have to make sound judgments.”A wannabe, actually explaining this to a leader.

Can you imagine McCain saying such a thing? McCain makes his own decisions, while Carter or Obama freeze and wait for advice.


12 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:22 AM PDT by drierice
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To: al baby

In an interview with Carl Cameron today (June 9th, 2008), Sen. McCain introduced some new pushback to Sen. Obama’s assertion that the GOPer represents a Bush third term. The presumptive Republican nominee instead argues that the Illinois Democrat is promoting policies that would mean a second term for President Carter.

http://cameron.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/06/09/mccain-obamacarter-second-term/


13 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:31 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: seanmerc

Having Morris critique Obama’s campaign strategy is like having the French critique Italian military strategy.


14 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:39 AM PDT by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (We are the dangerous ones, who stand between all we love and a more dangerous world.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
I'll take "George Bush's Third Term" (as B--whose middle name must never be spoken--Obama likes to say),,,

over "Jimmy Carter's Second Term" ANYDAY!!!!

15 posted on 08/20/2008 6:49:49 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE--a euphemism for further dividing our country along racial, social and economic lines)
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To: seanmerc

Thanks, I never knew that!
So...Dems respect any tradition? :)


16 posted on 08/20/2008 6:50:01 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (My spiritual advisor is a lawyer.)
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To: seanmerc
"If she or her supporters tried to disrupt the convention or demonstrate outside, she would pay a huge price among the party faithful."

And yet, Hillary's supporters are *right now* engaged in a massive email campaign to disrupt Obama's nomination.

Fienstein has already dropped out rather than be part of the coup, but Democratic Party delegates and unelected super-delegates are going to be voting for Hillary at their Convention.

17 posted on 08/20/2008 6:50:19 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: IrishMike

please pass the malaise


18 posted on 08/20/2008 6:54:50 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom Cracker power Brother)
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To: seanmerc

It’s even worse than that. Obama is worse than Carter—hard as it is to believe that possible.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 6:58:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The ruling Chinese oligarchy is the envy of the American Left.)
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To: RexBeach

Buchanan was elected, though.


20 posted on 08/20/2008 6:58:13 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: seanmerc

The metrosexual man can make a good latte or lawyer but little else. Keep them as far from the levers of power as you can.


21 posted on 08/20/2008 6:59:01 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: B Knotts

At least Carter and Dukaka were governors. At least they held some sort of executive power. Obama is not even in that category.

Has there ever been someone that has not held executive power of some sort before being elected? Mayor, General, Governor? I know there have been Senators and Reps, but they have been longstanding.

In my mind, the only one I can think of is Lincoln. And he ain’t no Lincoln.


22 posted on 08/20/2008 7:00:19 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: seanmerc
Obama an over-intellectualizing Hamlet

I'm no fan of Morris, but that is a good phrase...

23 posted on 08/20/2008 7:00:52 AM PDT by bcsco (Contact McCain today. NO to pro-choice VP!)
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To: seanmerc

“Ah, a nice funky bouquet, an interesting cheesy undertone,
somewhat musky—my dear, I’m guessing you haven’t washed
these feet since `71? That was a great year! Sniiiiiiif!”


24 posted on 08/20/2008 7:01:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (Dick Morris--pediaphile)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Check out the latest polls.. heh.
The Dems are going to pull a switcharoo. No way they're going to let Obama go into the election down this much!

New polls show Obama losing among Catholics, Dems, women and younger people.

McCain takes 5 point lead over Obama
25 posted on 08/20/2008 7:01:41 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: seanmerc

Here's a shoutout to all of my loyal fans.

26 posted on 08/20/2008 7:03:28 AM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Lose the Zero. Get with the Hero. McCain.)
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To: seanmerc

The Dems are in danger of achieving Carterization and the convention hasn't even started yet. Obama has already been imitating "the malaise" speech. Like Carter he is depressed and ashamed of his country and tries to drag everyone else down into his bummer and downer. But Americans don't like being depressed about and ashamed of their country. They especially do not like condescending people trying to rub their noses in it.

He doesn't seem to grasp this as a weakness in his campaign and will keep doing it. He has a neurotic need to remind white Americans of the imperfections and moral failings of their country. There is an in-your-face quality to this kind of condescending liberalism. Liberal white guilt is finite, not infinite. And McCain is gaining momentum.

It's what Begala said about the Democrats not being able to win with eggheads. There just aren't enough eggheads. Arugula, inflating tires, and herbal wheatgrass colonics won't win this election.

27 posted on 08/20/2008 7:04:01 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: seanmerc

Carter was a moron, but he had been a governor and had served his country.

Obama is a darker shade of Edwards. Both are populists w/o a resume. Both subsist on the cult of the masses to propel them forward. Both are smooth talking bubble heads.

The only difference I can see is Edwards donks the help.


28 posted on 08/20/2008 7:04:46 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: al baby

who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ..


29 posted on 08/20/2008 7:05:52 AM PDT by IrishMike (Obama stands for change. He wants to change the subject.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
My thoughts exactly. The Democrat party bosses realize that the majority of American voters recognize that BHO is an empty suit, and so he will no longer be their useful idiot - er puppet.

They're going to have to do this in a way that Hillary has clean hands, or perhaps draft a dark horse. Although Hillary is a better impromptu speaker, she still has no executive experience (despite lots of wishful thinking otherwise) and huge negatives (a lot of people voted for the BHO empty suit rather than Hillary. Many would vote for anyone else rather than let a Clinton anywhere near the White House again.) Kinda makes we wonder if someone like Al Gore might emerge from Denver as the nominee ...

30 posted on 08/20/2008 7:22:13 AM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: Natty Bumppo@frontier.net

I think he’s on the money, only... the laugh will be on all of us, if he chooses her to be VP... In fact, I think the Clintons have more on him than they’re leading on...and she may very well end up on the ticket...


31 posted on 08/20/2008 7:27:50 AM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: seanmerc

“while on foreign and defense questions, he betrayed a lack of strength and resolve in standing up to Russia’s invasion of Georgia.”

I’m trying to remember what strength and resolve our president showed....


32 posted on 08/20/2008 7:29:10 AM PDT by vanishing liberty
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To: seanmerc
Well, if that is the case, we should elect him in order to get another Reagan for eight years at the expiration of BHO’s term.
33 posted on 08/20/2008 7:39:56 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: B Knotts

“””He’s not Carter; he’s Dukakis.””””

My thoughts exactly. When Obama made the “above my pay grade” comment, I immediately thought of Dukakis looking like a doofus in the Army tank.


34 posted on 08/20/2008 7:45:27 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: al baby

He’s got some kind of head—it really is an odd shape. Something about him doesn’t look quite right. I’m not one of the ones that thinks he is handsome.


35 posted on 08/20/2008 7:48:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Don’t forget the fill up your tires comment. That definitely reminds me of the Carter days.


36 posted on 08/20/2008 7:52:26 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: seanmerc

Dick Morris, I think you’re INSULTING JIMMY CARTER - he’d be worse then Jimmy. :-)


37 posted on 08/20/2008 7:57:49 AM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: stockstrader
(as B--whose middle name must never be spoken--Obama)

I'll say it HUSSIEN!! :-)

38 posted on 08/20/2008 7:59:22 AM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: seanmerc

The geniuses the geniuses are pumping out at your neighborhood public school only vaguely know Jimmy Carter and the part they know is how he’s a kindly old gentleman who is on the cast of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

The europeanized democrats think Carter’s the bee’s knees.


39 posted on 08/20/2008 8:01:57 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: seanmerc
Barack Obama would make Jimmy Carter look good...
40 posted on 08/20/2008 8:06:12 AM PDT by gridlock (John McCain wants you to know... It's OK to vote against Barack Obama!)
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To: seanmerc
Barack Obama would make Jimmy Carter look good...
41 posted on 08/20/2008 8:06:19 AM PDT by gridlock (John McCain wants you to know... It's OK to vote against Barack Obama!)
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To: B Knotts

He’s Malcolm X in a Dukakis Monkey Suit in blackface. The last person to pull this off was Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria.


42 posted on 08/20/2008 8:40:31 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: RexBeach

“Nope. James Buchanan.”
-———————yes, maybe, in the sense that Buchanan
was gay.
Did I hear that Larry Sinclair will also
speak at the Convention?


43 posted on 08/20/2008 8:40:52 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
why do the Democrats usually go first?

The party that has the presidency gets to choose.

44 posted on 08/20/2008 8:45:18 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: beaversmom

:You are correct, something about him doesn’t look right.
America may have elected some semi-bald men to be President, but we would not elect someone with 1/4” long hair. I don’t want to quote Don Imus here, but I might......


45 posted on 08/20/2008 8:48:49 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Vermont Lt

O’Bama cannot make his own decisions so someone(s) else will make them for him. That someone will not have the interests of the country in mind. Clinton was also indecisive but he seems to have made his own non-decisions and some decisions as well. He rolled with the flow and we got Welfare Reform and a lot less economic damage than could have been expected.


46 posted on 08/20/2008 8:48:52 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Arugula, inflating tires, and herbal wheatgrass colonics won't win this election.

HMBA....

You are funny!

Good Synopsis, I spent some time with my wife's (Jewish) relatives at a cook out in the Northern Chicago burbs and the topic of discussion turns to the Presidential Race.

One of the 4 is a Staunch Republican and will pull the lever for McCain. The Aunt and host of the cook out notes she would have voted for Hillary, but was miffed that she voted for Obama locally and had broken his promise not to seek the Presidency, chalk one up for maybe not in the Obama Camp. Her husband was harder to read, played devils advocate and talked about facts and Snopes...

But the last voter was the Aunt's Dad. of the 2 elderly gents, he surprised me the most, He couldn't stand Bush, I didn't try to change his mind, but gave him a different perspective. But it is what he said, again he would have voted for Hillary, but their was something about Obama's wife that he didn't trust and would vote for McCain!

I relayed the same sentiments from another gent his age, someone he could relate to and I asked is this your and his gut feel, and he said yes.

The point is this....

This is Obama's backyard, and a voting block that should be his (Liberal Jewish vote) and McCain has a 2/4 split if not 3 out of 4.

I know this is anidotical, but you tell me what is truly going on here. IMHO he can't close the deal. Your line of the condescension rings true, the way this guy holds his head at rallyes scares the bat snaught out of me, he body language reeks of Mussolini.

47 posted on 08/20/2008 8:50:28 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: MBB1984

He’s not Carter or Dukakis. He’s Carkakis.


48 posted on 08/20/2008 9:08:06 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: MBB1984

He’s not Carter or Dukakis. He’s Carkakis.


49 posted on 08/20/2008 9:08:11 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: taildragger
When John Kerry's wife spoke at the convention in 2004 there was a freaky Evita quality that scared a lot of people. It cost him some votes. When the candidate's wife is a stage mother who is just dying to tell everyone what she thinks - hogging the mic - it's a problem. Americans don't like Dragon Lady types as First Lady. It's not part of our culture. That's part of the reason why Hillary is not the candidate.

Michelle comes across as a little too domineering, too cranky, too much attitude. Americans don't like that in a First Lady. When a guru Messiah is married to a Dragon Lady with ATTITUDE, that may be asking some Americans a bit too much in one election. Those kinds of things belong in a therapist's office, not the Oval Office.

50 posted on 08/20/2008 9:10:05 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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