Skip to comments.Is President Obama's Carter Moment Nearing?
Posted on 06/03/2010 6:29:25 PM PDT by lbryce
"This is the worst," a Democratic friend exclaimed over the phone on Tuesday, the first day back at work after the Memorial Day weekend. I knew without asking what he meant -- the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that dominated television coverage and was into its second month with no quick solution in sight. * They haven't built a popular new television program around it -- yet. No one has created a new media franchise for himself out of it. There isn't a name for it that has become part of popular culture.
I was thinking back to when another Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, found himself stymied in another seemingly endless ordeal. Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held 52 officials and workers hostage for 444 days, while the United States was helpless to free them.
Many of us recall the event by the name that became attached to it: "America Held Hostage." That was the title ABC News slapped on its half-hour news update that aired each night, with Ted Koppel as anchor. The show later became the long-running program "Nightline."
This is when you know you are truly harpooned, when your problem has become someone else's meal ticket.
As sinister as the jet stream of escaping oil and gas looks via the underwater camera in the gulf, Barack Obama has not yet moved into the category of the late-night patsy that Jimmy Carter became. The Iranians were more clever, or diabolical, in exploiting their hostages than the restrained BP executives or their enviro foes are in this situation. ad_icon
Obama keeps popping up in new settings, sounding as if he is in command, and he has refused to be confined to the White House as Carter was by the hostage crisis.
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Obammie’s failure to plug the damn hole...
The Blago trial...
And the hits just keep on coming!
“There isn’t a name for it that has become part of popular culture.”
I just thought of one; Bay Of Rigs.
Fox needs to start a show “Gulf Watch : Day 50”.
He’s WAY beyond that moment if you ask me..
Maybe Broder is looking for a rabid rabbit episode. ???
Nearing? I thought that passed after the last screw up now everyone is convinved he is completely incompetant.
Fox needs to start a show Gulf Watch : Day 50.
Hey, I like your thinking.
Jimmy Carter is pleased.
He’s worse than Carter and he’s already passed that point. Tie him to every RAT running in November; he’s an anchor.
This is just Broder fantasizing that things aren’t as bad for his side as they might be, and that people really aren’t saying, “Carter II.”
Obama just had a moment that would embarrass even Carter himself.
Uh, Iranian muzzie militants have been holding three American BACKPACKERS hostage since last July and are suggesting they could be swapped for Iranian TERRORISTS incarcerated in the US.
I guess their parents must be retarded, or Democrats, because they don't seem to care that Obama is doing NOTHING to gain their release.
...it’s good news that Broder would dare to write a word of doubt about Obama...he’s the WAPO’s ultimate inside-the-Beltway liberal Dem...the rats always get nervous before they abandon the sinking ship.
"Daddy, did you plug the hole?"
They could simply recycle “America Held Hostage” to describe the Obama Regime.