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The Carter-Obama Comparisons Grow (Walter Mondale himself sees a parallel)
WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | JOHN FUND

Posted on 09/21/2010 8:28:25 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Comparisons between the Obama White House and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter are increasingly being made—and by Democrats.

Walter Mondale, Mr. Carter's vice president, told The New Yorker this week that anxious and angry voters in the late 1970s "just turned against us—same as with Obama." As the polls turned against his administration, Mr. Mondale recalled that Mr. Carter "began to lose confidence in his ability to move the public." Democrats on Capitol Hill are now saying this is happening to Mr. Obama.

Mr. Mondale says it's time for the president "to get rid of those teleprompters and connect" with voters. Another of Mr. Obama's clear errors has been to turn over the drafting of key legislation to the Democratic Congress: "That doesn't work even when you own Congress," he said. "You have to ride 'em."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; cater; comparisons; failed; grow; malaise; mondale; obama; obamalaise

1 posted on 09/21/2010 8:28:32 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Carter he was at least a seaman in the nuclear navy obama what did he do o yeah party planner or organizer some chit


2 posted on 09/21/2010 8:31:02 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: RobinMasters

Take away the teleprompter and you get uhhhh...ahhhhh....raise taxes, more government...ahhhh..uhhhh....

Don’t think that will work.


3 posted on 09/21/2010 8:31:45 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: al baby

I said back before the election that Obama would make Carter look like a good president.....(Shudder)


4 posted on 09/21/2010 8:33:27 PM PDT by datura (RINOs are nothing but Democrats in drag..)
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5 posted on 09/21/2010 8:33:33 PM PDT by Slyfox
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At least it looked like Carter knew how to use a shovel I doubt that BO has ever held one before that photo op.


6 posted on 09/21/2010 8:33:55 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Patrick1
it's time for the president "to get rid of those teleprompters

but... but.... we elected a Totus

Is the Ebotus the next in succession? (Ear bud)

7 posted on 09/21/2010 8:34:08 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: RobinMasters

Walter Mon-dull agrees.


8 posted on 09/21/2010 8:34:26 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: RobinMasters

If only it were simply a cycle we were in.


9 posted on 09/21/2010 8:34:43 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: al baby

When he was younger Obama was a semen in a submarine race.


10 posted on 09/21/2010 8:36:42 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I was relatively young (and therefor by definition not interested in politics) but I dont seem to recall Jimma blaming all his problems on Ford


11 posted on 09/21/2010 8:36:55 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: RobinMasters

You know it’s bad when Mondale is offering advice...


12 posted on 09/21/2010 8:36:59 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: RobinMasters

Now That Is Racist! Carter shoveling peanuts and 0bama shoveling sh*t!


13 posted on 09/21/2010 8:39:12 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: scott7278

Hey I waiting for the Bubba Clinton sign “Miss me yet” to appear.


14 posted on 09/21/2010 8:42:19 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: RobinMasters

He tried connecting recently in a Town Hall style meeting where one of his supporters, a “middle-class black woman”, told him point blank (and I’m paraphrasing) that she is “exhausted” with trying to defend him and that she wants to see the meaningful kind of change she voted for. So dropping the teleprompters isn’t going to help, only governing to the will of the People will help and I’m afraid it’s not within this President’s capability to do so.


15 posted on 09/21/2010 8:43:49 PM PDT by RedWhiteAndBlueBlood
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It’s funny how the liberals keep thinking it is just his presentation is off. It never occurs to them that the people just don’t like his politics and policies now matter how they are marketed. Liberals just do not fathom that people do not want Marxist policies. Would you rather stand in a government soup line for your needs or get them from a vibrant free market economy? The liberals assume the people want the soup line (What’s a matter with Kansas?).


16 posted on 09/21/2010 8:51:17 PM PDT by HwyChile
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Obama aides were "twitchy perhaps about inviting any comparison (to Mr. Carter) in the run-up to the very difficult mid-term elections." Democrats need no reminding that Mr. Carter wound up costing them dearly in 1978 and 1980 as Republicans made major gains in Congress.

This November it will be de je vu all over again.

Or for the red diaper doper babies like Obama it will be nasty LSD flash backs.

17 posted on 09/21/2010 8:52:56 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Patrick1
Without TOTUS, every Barky speech would last at least ten times longer. For that reason alone it'll never go away.
18 posted on 09/21/2010 8:53:53 PM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: RobinMasters

The other observation Mondull missed is he and Biden. Both were unelectable blowhards for president.
I enjoy that this idiot actually thinks he sees a parallel between rotten presidents doing irresponsible things angering the voters and those voters turning against said president like it is something new. How novel.
Now who was Carter’s Larry Sinclair?


19 posted on 09/21/2010 8:54:32 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (n't)
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To: RobinMasters

My tagline says it all.


20 posted on 09/21/2010 9:00:08 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama has LESS experience than did Jimmy Carter, guess how THIS train wreck is gonna turn out, eh?)
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To: RobinMasters

There are similarities between Barry and Jimmy, but at least Jimmy was more economical. Barry is on an unending spending spree, with no results. Would probably be better off if Barry just lit a bonfire of hundred dollar bills.


21 posted on 09/21/2010 9:04:09 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Line of the day


22 posted on 09/21/2010 9:08:23 PM PDT by jtal
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To: Clyde5445

“Hey I waiting for the Bubba Clinton sign “Miss me yet” to appear”

Actually, if I could swich Obamidiot for Bubba Clinton, I would do so in a NY minute


23 posted on 09/21/2010 10:01:58 PM PDT by munin (Enki did it, George Bush did it)
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To: RobinMasters

That must be a Shovel Ready Job that we heard so much about last year.


24 posted on 09/21/2010 10:37:21 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: RobinMasters
Mr. Mondale says it's time for the president "to get rid of those teleprompters and connect" with voters.

Hahahahahahaha. You must be effing pulling my chain.

25 posted on 09/21/2010 10:38:29 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator
You cannot plug the telephone wire in an electrical socket.
26 posted on 09/21/2010 11:13:20 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Patrick1

Uhh,Uhh, it worked in my classes at Harvard and Columbia...I swear we hypothesized and theorized and it worked, I tell ya, IT WORKED... with ME in charge...wealth redistribution and socialism and utopia...(darn Michelle and her $200 t-shirts and my kids Prada backpacks for their Private school-—what is that tuition now???) If people weren’t so damn greedy wanting that “American Dream”...why isn’t it the Obama Dream????


27 posted on 09/21/2010 11:38:02 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (We are in the era of BA-ROKE Mao-bama)
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To: Optimist

I’m old enough to have cast my first vote for Ford over Carter - and you’re right - Carter didn’t blame his problems on Ford.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 4:26:39 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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