Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter casts Occupy movement as successful
Posted on 02/15/2012 7:00:10 PM PST by quantim
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that Occupy organizers have created a "relatively successful" movement because they focused national discussion on wealth disparity despite lacking leadership and a unifying set of goals.
The Georgia Democrat said at an event in Atlanta that Occupy organizers have succeeded in forcing the media and Congress to realize the "chasm is getting greater than leaps and bounds" between the rich and the poor.
"It's been relatively successful even acknowledging there's no leadership, there's no coherence and there's no single list of issues they want to succeed," the former president said of the movement started late last year in lower Manhattan to decry corporate influence in government and wealth inequality.
"That issue was basically ignored by the Congress and the news media a year ago," he said. "I believe they've achieved putting that back on the agenda."
The remarks came at a Duke University event that also featured his oldest grandson, Jason, who was elected to the Georgia Senate in May 2010.
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Just like Carter.
Jimmah may still be with us in body but his mind has left the building. The lights are on but nobody’s home.
SSnce his standard of comparison is HIS Presidency, he may be right
Unfortunately, the occutards were successful in changing the subject from failed government and massive debt to income disparity and “fairness”. It was part of the Hussein campaign and ofcourse the media did all they could to help, but there is no way to get around the fact that the focus on the debt and deficit are now pretty much gone.
I can’t wait for my extra day off.
Carter is a stupid old fool and has been for 70 years.
Yeah, that’s a man who knows success when he sees it. *snort*
I’ve always thought, if you want to be taken seriously, don’t turn your living space into a HAZMAT dump. And, don’t advocate people who do so.
Perfect summary of their leader, Barack Obama.
Rickover thought Carter was useless. He was right.