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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
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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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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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