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Jimmy Carter: Can't Stop the Typing (Hilarious Takedown)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/9/2010 | Joe Queenan

Posted on 10/11/2010 9:36:32 AM PDT by mojito

In November 1980, the American people made a disastrous decision whose reverberations are still being felt today. Rather than biting the bullet and re-electing the glum, uncharismatic, hopeless Jimmy Carter to the White House—thereby ensuring that he would return to Plains, Ga., at the conclusion of his second term and keep his blabberpuss shut—they turfed him out into the street.

That made him mad. Really mad. By giving one of America's dopiest presidents the bum's rush, the American people ensured that Mr. Carter would spend the rest of his life trying to even the score, trying to persuade them that they had made a huge mistake when they cast their lot with Ronald Reagan, trying to convince them that they were a bunch of jerks.

The particular form of retribution Carter chose was as sinister and cruel as any known to man. He took his pen in hand and began to write books. Long books. Boring books. Dour books. Yes, long, boring, dour, numerous books.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jimmycarter; stfujimmuh
My sides hurt.
1 posted on 10/11/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
The particular form of retribution Carter chose was as sinister and cruel as any known to man. He took his pen in hand and began to write books. Long books. Boring books. Dour books. Yes, long, boring, dour, numerous books.

Sort of like his single term in office, in other words?

2 posted on 10/11/2010 9:40:12 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: mojito
Mr. Carter inhabits some weird parallel universe with people like George Foreman, who were despised when they were at their peak and then manufactured a touchy-feely post-career aura that made some people forget how much they disliked them when they were famous.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 9:42:04 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: mojito

Priceless!


4 posted on 10/11/2010 9:43:18 AM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: mojito

hilarious


5 posted on 10/11/2010 9:46:00 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: mojito

I couldn’t believe this hadn’t been posted yet so I did only to get beat by a couple minutes. Great LOL piece!


6 posted on 10/11/2010 9:46:32 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: mojito

During Carter’s giddy campaign, my mother-in-law (from Ga) did feel compelled to purchase one of those ubiquitous gold peanuts on a chain.

Oh the irony - it’s appreciated in value more than the Carter Presidency;)


7 posted on 10/11/2010 9:47:42 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Alex Murphy
See the NY Review of Books, Oct 28, “The Strange Success of Jimmy Carter,” Garry Wills.
Wills, a liberal, chops the book and its author into little pieces.
8 posted on 10/11/2010 9:49:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mojito
The Oval Office equivalent of the Edsel...

Ouch !

9 posted on 10/11/2010 9:56:56 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You are right and it deserves a a link
10 posted on 10/11/2010 9:57:10 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: mojito
Jimmy Carter has written 25 books? Good grief.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 9:58:47 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: mojito

Jimmuh’s books hit the remainder shelves as soon as they are released. He is king of the remainder shelves.He should have had more kids who could have created a market for the sanctimonious narcissistic trash he writes.


12 posted on 10/11/2010 10:02:50 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Timocrat

But there are some people who take an interest in the Edsel.


13 posted on 10/11/2010 10:05:27 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: chuckee

Amusing piece.

I don’t know about anyone else but I’ll gladly take the books over four more years of Carter. That would have been lethal.

I don’t have to buy the books. Four more years? No choice there.


14 posted on 10/11/2010 10:10:48 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: mojito
My sides hurt.

You and me both!! I've only read 5 paragraphs of this and had to stop for LMAO. Did Carter really write that much? Lord, talk about your encre-pisseurs. I'm headed for amazon because I just don't believe it.

15 posted on 10/11/2010 10:14:23 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: mojito
>>And if Carter's gone back to the dismal years 1977-80 to exhume diary material, what comes next? "Tuesdays with Bert Lance"?
 

Well, Jimmuh could take reponsibility for that one time when....

In November 1978, President Carter appointed George Ball head of a special White House Iran task force under Brzezinski. Ball recommends the US should drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the radical Islamist opposition of Ayatollah Khomeini. This idea is based on ideas from British Islamic expert Dr. Bernard Lewis, who advocates the balkanization of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious lines. The chaos would spread in what he also calls an “arc of crisis” and ultimately destabilize the Muslim regions of the Soviet Union.
 
...but he never will.
 
 
Oops.

16 posted on 10/11/2010 10:16:51 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: chuckee

There was a brandy-new bookstore up our way that always had highly visible displays for the Carter and similar lib books. Went out of business after a couple of years.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 10:21:56 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: mojito

I LIVED through Carter. At this point, i think I would take 4 more years of Jimmah over 4 more of Bammy. The
Peanut Man is smiling again, he’s not the worst anymore!


18 posted on 10/11/2010 10:22:15 AM PDT by Energizer45678
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To: mojito

I suppose he needs something impressive for the Jimmy Carter Library that no one seems to care about. Perhaps “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer” will do the trick.


19 posted on 10/11/2010 10:25:40 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: mojito

20 posted on 10/11/2010 10:34:57 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: sodpoodle

I can top that, my idiot brother named one of his sons Carter after jimmy.


21 posted on 10/11/2010 10:35:23 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: mojito

Any books about rabbits?


22 posted on 10/11/2010 10:54:18 AM PDT by Shellback Chuck
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To: Alex Murphy
Mr. Carter inhabits some weird parallel universe with people like George Foreman, who were despised when they were at their peak and then manufactured a touchy-feely post-career aura that made some people forget how much they disliked them when they were famous. But George Foreman, unlike Jimmy Carter, is funny. And George Foreman could throw a punch.

Mr. Foreman invented a product used by millions of happy consumers all over the planet. All Carter can claim is a legacy of misery, failure, and death.

23 posted on 10/11/2010 11:00:09 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..
The Oval Office equivalent of the Edsel

laughing bear

Hilarious political ping

24 posted on 10/11/2010 11:00:46 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Genoa
But there are some people who take an interest in the Edsel.

You must admit that there is a certain ghoulish fascination in watching an ex-President make an abject fool of himself while he believes he is being taken seriously.

25 posted on 10/11/2010 11:31:41 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Timocrat
I sent a $1 donation to the Carter center once simply because Jimmy was giving away a free gift with any donation. I haven't contributed a dime since, but I still get a Christmas Card from him every year plus all the newsletters and pleas for money.

If he'd only stuck to hammering nails for Habitat for Humanity . . .

26 posted on 10/11/2010 11:42:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Citizen Soldier

Stupid on a Sandwich;)

Not sure that we, as a society, have overcome being seduced by a toothy grin, a ‘nuclear submarine officer’ rep and a sweater.

I do believe the rabbit attack was his waterloo. Rabbits: quiet but deadly;)


27 posted on 10/11/2010 11:43:31 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: mojito

George Foreman despised? Sorry, I don’t recall that era.

I do recall Foreman walking around the boxing ring after winning the 1968 Olympic heavyweight gold metal with an American flag in his glove.
Some black athletes were giving the Black Panther fist at the games.

Other than that, the article rightly skewers Carter.


28 posted on 10/11/2010 11:54:14 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: LomanBill

Wow! Thanks for that link!!!


29 posted on 10/11/2010 12:09:26 PM PDT by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: mojito

You should read P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious review of “Everything to Gain” by Jimmy Carter. You can find it here on FR. Title is “The Very Deep Thoughts of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter.” Sorry I don’t know how to post a link...


30 posted on 10/11/2010 12:14:01 PM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Vinnie

Sorry, I don’t recall that era.

Nor do I. However, after the loss to Ali, his career spiraled downward, and he became kind of surly, one of the low points coming on a night when he fought three other guys in succession in a kind of pathetic circus atmosphere. When he lost to Jimmy Young of Philly, in a 15 round decision, he just kind of gave it up.

But despised? No. Even less so, now.


31 posted on 10/11/2010 12:19:45 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: mojito

Pretty funny!

But they left out his hatred of Israel and other places where you might find Joooos, and his love of terrorists, as long as they will help get rid of the aforementioned meddlesome people.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 12:24:04 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: Vinnie
In his heyday in the 70s, Foreman was certainly the "bad guy" in the heavyweight division.

He was the surly, big, mean and angry foil to Ali's safe, funny and friendly style. Ali was about speed and art, Foreman was about hammering destruction.

It was kinda shocking to watch Foreman morph into the sweet lovable teddybear guy.

33 posted on 10/11/2010 12:36:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mojito

Jimmy Carter has spent his post-Presidential life seeking the public respect he thinks was stolen from him in his loss of the Presidency to Reagan.

His arrogant, egotistical manner in which he has gone about it has shown less respect to the Office of the President, than any modern former President ever has; which simply continues to demonstrate why he gets all the lack of respect he deserves.


34 posted on 10/11/2010 1:45:27 PM PDT by Wuli
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BFL


35 posted on 10/11/2010 1:54:45 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: mojito
He has the biggest tell when he is going to tell a lie. His head dips and his eyes flash when he begins the lie.
36 posted on 10/11/2010 2:47:05 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: Domangart

Yeah, he reminds me of the Budweiser lizards whenever he starts one of his whoppers,


37 posted on 10/11/2010 2:48:56 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: sodpoodle
Right. Carter was "a nuclear submarine officer" just like obama was "a constitutional scholar."
38 posted on 10/11/2010 3:59:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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