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Cronkite: Jimmy Carter 'Smartest President'(But how many people did Walter convince anyway?)
newsmax ^ | 7/22/09 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 07/22/2009 2:16:11 PM PDT by bestintxas

Deceased news icon Walter Cronkite went on the record saying that in his opinion President Jimmy Carter was the nation’s “smartest president,” according to the Media Research Center (MRC).

After the death of Cronkite, the MRC reprised it’s 2006 compilation of what the center referred to as “his liberal leanings on a range of issues,” highlighting some kind words of praise the long-running anchor of the CBS Evening News had for President Jimmy Carter.

According to MRC, at a 2003 forum at Drew University the Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey reported that Cronkite said “he feared the war [U.S. invasion of Iraq] would not go smoothly, ripped the 'arrogance' of Bush and his administration and wondered whether the new U.S. doctrine of 'pre-emptive war' might lead to unintended, dire consequences.”

The newspaper also relayed how Cronkite on the heels of his Bush-bashing, added “that the smartest President he ever met was Jimmy Carter” and that journalists tilt to the left because “they see the poverty. They see the want.”

The Drew University remarks were recounted in MRC’s “Walter Cronkite: Liberal Media Icon” – in its self-styled category of “Denouncing Conservatives.” The full MRC collection of what it styles asCronkite's liberal pronouncements since the late 1980 included other categories: “Promoting Liberalism,” “Get Out of Iraq 'Now,'” “Believing in Conspiracies,” “Wishing for 'One World Government,'” “Terrorism Caused by Economic Disparity,” “Pushing for More Gun Control” and “Proud of News Media's Liberal Persuasion.”

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As far as I am concerned, this pretty well sums up all you need to know about Cronkite's abilities.

A pathetic man draws upon another pathetic man for admiration.

1 posted on 07/22/2009 2:16:12 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

The more I hear about Cronkite, the more stupid the guy was.


2 posted on 07/22/2009 2:18:25 PM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: bestintxas

Walt would get erections over Carter’s Mum during the Democratic Convention in 76.

He’d get that goofy grin and say “I just love Miss Lillian!”


3 posted on 07/22/2009 2:19:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: bestintxas

Jimmy Carter, smartest president when the subject is how to pick peanuts...


4 posted on 07/22/2009 2:19:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bestintxas

Didn’t Cronkite have a pseudo-GAY WEDDING ceremony in protest of fairies not being able to tie the knot in certain states?


5 posted on 07/22/2009 2:19:41 PM PDT by FlorianG
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To: bestintxas
As far as I am concerned, this pretty well sums up all you need to know about Cronkite's abilities.

He broadcast in a day when the networks tried and looked balanced, but I even as a kid caught the nuances of the lean left. After he retired, he left no doubt. He was a flaming liberal. I remember thinking "So I was right all the time, he was a leftist".

You can fool some of the people all the time, but not the smart ones.

6 posted on 07/22/2009 2:20:06 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: bestintxas

“A pathetic man draws upon another pathetic man for admiration.”

Too bad he didn’t croak the same day the child molester did...


7 posted on 07/22/2009 2:20:14 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: bestintxas

Cronkite was a reacher and a communist


8 posted on 07/22/2009 2:20:41 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: bestintxas

Homerically idiotic.


9 posted on 07/22/2009 2:21:57 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: caver

Back in the 50’s we used to refer to him as Walter Crocked Tight.


10 posted on 07/22/2009 2:23:16 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: caver

I think this POS was a true Marxist. I hate that bastard for years and I still do.


11 posted on 07/22/2009 2:23:43 PM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: bestintxas

No, I disagree. According to other media sources, Kim Il Sung was the smartest ever, followed by Kim Jong Il.

Not only that, you should see their golf games.


12 posted on 07/22/2009 2:25:17 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: bestintxas

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter. I would have preferred James Earl Jones as President over him. Then again, Darth Vader would have sounded silly with Carter’s voice.


13 posted on 07/22/2009 2:25:21 PM PDT by edpc (01010111 01010100 01000110 00111111)
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To: bestintxas

Walter has a point ... right between his shoulders

14 posted on 07/22/2009 2:25:37 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama: Always wrong, never in doubt.)
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To: bestintxas

The USSR viewed Carter as a weak president, someone that could be pushed around. They were correct.


15 posted on 07/22/2009 2:26:10 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: bestintxas

The doomsayers predicted that we would lose in Iraq. Not face difficulties. That we would lose. Leave in shame with our tails between our legs.

The original campaign against Saddam went quickly.

Then a terrorist insurgency flooded into Iraq during the rebuilding effort. But we were no longer at war against Iraqis, we were at war against internationally sponsored terrorists.

The Civil War ended in short order (with many dead) but the Democrat founded KKK “insurgency” targeted those in the rebuilding effort and those who supported Republicanism. The KKK held power in the region for the better part of 100 years. No one clocks the Civil War as raging for 100 years.

World War II lasted 6+ years (although Bush’s detractors clocked it from December 1941, which ignores the years we were building up our military supplies). Immediately following the war against Germany/Japan/Italy we fell into a 50- year war against the Soviet Union on much of the same European terroritory.

Never have seen the doomsayers discredited for their wishes that Iraq turn into another Vietnam (as they have predicted of EVERY American campaign since Vietnam, except maybe some of Clinton’s).


16 posted on 07/22/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: bestintxas

When will people who idolize the brainy realize that brains are not the whole story - in fact, they play second fiddle to high ethic, honesty and honor in my book


17 posted on 07/22/2009 2:28:11 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Hunter/Palin or Palin/Hunter in 2012!)
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To: bestintxas
The one thing I regret is that Cronkite didn't live long enough...and Teddy is unlikely to live long enough...to see the wind farm project off of the coast of Cape Cod completed.
18 posted on 07/22/2009 2:29:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: bestintxas

Drinking too much Billy Beer.


19 posted on 07/22/2009 2:30:42 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: bestintxas

There are a lot of smart idiots running around, and we can be thankful only one of them gets to be President at a time. The rest of them become bosses, politicians, professors, journalists, and political pundits.


20 posted on 07/22/2009 2:31:47 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: bestintxas

Cronkite: Jimmy Carter ‘Smartest President’(But how many people did Walter convince anyway?)

LOL, Only one person did he convince, Jimmy Cahtah.

I wish ol’ Walter would have kept his Commie-Pinko mouth shut. The whuppin’ Jimmy took at the hands of his own ineptitude, and the best President in my lifetime should have silenced the fool forever, but with the help of sycophants such as Cronkite, he’s like the Ever Ready Rabbit...just keeps going, and going, and going...


21 posted on 07/22/2009 2:38:27 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Clara Lou
To be fair to Uncle Walter, he was not the only person who cited Carter as the "smartest" President he had known.

Jim Wright said the same thing. ;-)

It's entirely fair to say that Carter was a lousy President; after all, the historical record is such that there is no disputing the assertion. As a President, Carter reeked out loud. However, he wasn't a complete dope, I guess. He graduated 59th out of 820 midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy, and a number of Congressmen and Senators who were present in Washington during his Administration were impressed enough by Carter's intellect that they had no problem in praising it.

By the way...did I mention that he was a near-complete failure as a President?


22 posted on 07/22/2009 2:39:44 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: bestintxas
Uncle Walt ("The Most Trusted Man in America") says Jimmah the Nut Farmer was America's smartest POTUS

One of the things that has traditionally made America great is the First Amendment right to free speech, a freedom exercised by another moron with an opinion differing from Uncle Walt.

Although there is no link, I'm quite sure Herself ("The Smartest Woman in the World"), would differ from both of these opinions, having been hitched to the Slickmeister. Isn't socialist America grand?

23 posted on 07/22/2009 2:40:44 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: Tennessee Nana

He failed as a peanut farmer. He made no money.


24 posted on 07/22/2009 2:44:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

THen scratch that...

He’s not smart at picking peanuts...

:)


25 posted on 07/22/2009 2:53:29 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Milton Miteybad

Ohhh, well. If Jim Wright said it....


26 posted on 07/22/2009 2:57:14 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Milton Miteybad

“a number of Congressmen and Senators who were present in Washington during his Administration were impressed enough by Carter’s intellect that they had no problem in praising it.”

A lot of people can memorize textbooks and feed it back to the professor....garbage in/garbage out. Street brains and common sense rule.


27 posted on 07/22/2009 3:10:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He failed as a peanut farmer. He made no money.

I have always privately laughed at all the peanut alarmists running around pulling peanuts off airplanes and out of school lunches, lest some one with allergies was anywhere near. That had to hurt peanut farmers a lot.

28 posted on 07/22/2009 3:11:45 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: All

The Problem with Carter was his ample amount of Book Smarts and minuscule amount of Common Sense Everyday Life Smarts that caused all of his ideas to be theoretical and nothing that was applicable to the real-life situations.

Reagan had a good balance of both and he damned well knew how they applied to reality.


29 posted on 07/22/2009 3:30:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

“Reagan had a good balance of both and he damned well knew how they applied to reality.”

Amen. Whereas Obama bought into the Marxist/black power/hate America movement by age 20 at Columbia.


30 posted on 07/22/2009 3:37:03 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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