Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jimmy Carter casts Occupy movement as successful
http://www.windstream.net/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9SU6NBG0%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1018 ^

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:11:04 PM PST by LouAvul

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at windstream.net ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS:
How is it even possible liberals elected such an incredibly stupid, American hating, piece of garbage human being to the highest office in the world?

Liberals/demoRATs consistently elevate these piles of dung (klinton, bush, zero) to the office of president.

1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:11:08 PM PST by LouAvul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

senile old fool belongs in a home along with his wife


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:13:47 PM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
It's about as successful as his Presidency. Which he thinks was a success. So by his definition......
3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:14:45 PM PST by MacMattico
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
How is it even possible liberals elected such an incredibly stupid, American hating, piece of garbage human being to the highest office in the world?

Simple answer: Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. I recommend that GA Jimmy and Rosalyn give away 70 percent of what they have to the poor in that is what they want others to do, pay 70 percent in taxes. Also Governor Carter made Governor Maddox look like a rousing success.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:15:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goat granny

democrat X presidents cannot shut up....republican X presidents are better at living their lives after the presidency. Reagan, Bush, Bush, Ford, Nixon. had a life after serving out their terms...democrats cannot give up power or the lime lite...


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:16:41 PM PST by goat granny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Lou, it wasn’t liberals who elected Jimmy Carter; it was social conservatives on the rebound from the Republican corruption of Watergate.

Back in 1976 there was this soft-spoken Georgia governor named Carter who taught Sunday school and had a good solid marriage and a fine family. He was definitely a Washington ‘outsider’.

Many people, my self included, made the most embarrassing poltical mistake of our lives voting for Carter. I’m not a liberal but definitely a conservative.

My vote for Carter in 1976 is why I research candidates for national elections and post my discoveries here on Free Republic. I won’t get fooled again.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:18:41 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goat granny

The only “Movement” that Jimmy Carter should be concerned with is a “Bowel Movement” because he is so full of crap that it’s coming out of his ears.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 8:20:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

I have to say, God has given Jimmy a lot of time to change his ways and get on the right path. It seems Jimmy just can’t go down the wrong path faster than if you put wheels on him and hitched him to the Breck girl chasing an ambulance.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 8:24:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

Jimmy feels a little cocky now that he realizes he’s no longer the worst president.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 8:27:20 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

If exposing themselves as a rag-tag group of hygiene challenged societal malcontents, then I guess Jimmy’s correct.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 8:29:29 PM PST by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

“relatively successful”

Relatively...
Oh well, now even Carter compares everything to his record.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 8:30:13 PM PST by alecqss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Its an obscene thing that Carter gets golden post presidential perks.. plus money, healthcare and credibility..


12 posted on 02/15/2012 8:30:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

“relatively successful”

Relatively...
Oh well, now even Carter compares everything to his record.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 8:30:26 PM PST by alecqss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

I appologize for not voting for Jimmeah. Sorry.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 8:30:59 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goat granny

Jimmy, choke on a peanut and DIE!


15 posted on 02/15/2012 8:33:12 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

How in the hell is he still relavent?


16 posted on 02/15/2012 8:38:30 PM PST by mykroar (Facts are racist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: unkus

Personally I think it’s more the media itself has kind of warmed up to him lately because he’s no longer the worst president. I think he just gets more coverage. He’s been saying stupid crap like this ever since he’s been out of office, there’s no real change in Jimmy. It’s the media that’s changed.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 8:40:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
I see that our National Hemorrhoid has inflamed and burns anew.........

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

18 posted on 02/15/2012 8:42:21 PM PST by Viking2002 (Hey, Urkel. Frack THIS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

“Liberals/demoRATs consistently elevate these piles of dung (klinton, bush, zero) to the office of president. “

I never personally met a liberal or democrat that elevated bush as anything higher than a pile of dung...


19 posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:41 PM PST by chichipow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Then it’s settled.

OWS is a dramatic failure.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:04:29 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Jiminy Collectivist would classify unfocused malcontents as successful. Gotta throw the useful idiots some peanuts now and them to keep them pumped for the warm-weather coming up.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:33 PM PST by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Carter Says


22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:45 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Is that old communist coot still alive?


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:10:29 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

Thank God Carter only had one term.

We’re still paying the price of his stupidity all these years later.

Many of the judges he appointed are still on the federal bench, and his failure to support the Shah of Iran in the shah’s hour of need ushered in the era of the mullahs.....a situation which may lead to a nuclear war in the near future.

I’ll say it again.....thank God this fool Carter had one term and not two. One term was horrendous enough.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:58:38 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SatinDoll
Many people, my self included, made the most embarrassing poltical mistake of our lives voting for Carter. I’m not a liberal but definitely a conservative.

I am ashamed to admit I made the same mistake. JC came across as a devout Southern Baptist Christian who would not even drink a glass of wine. I was a born again Christian, young and naive. JC is the only Democrat I have voted for in my whole life. He makes me very leery of those who claim to be strong Christians running for offices. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

25 posted on 02/15/2012 10:19:35 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

They are successful advertisements as to what to avoid becoming at all cost.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 10:22:30 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
No, Jimmy Carter, this kind of conduct is what creates chasms among us - it doesn't "point them out." They had to have a judge issue a ruling to advise they don't have a constitutional right to vandalize, trash, and poop all over the place on both public and private property.
27 posted on 02/15/2012 10:23:38 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
"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.

If Jimmy wants to praise OWS, that's a pretty sorry effort.

28 posted on 02/15/2012 10:51:03 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul

“How is it even possible liberals elected such an incredibly stupid, American hating, piece of garbage human being to the highest office in the world?”

Hell, they’ve done it twice! My guess is that Carter is worried that Obama may take his record as the worst president in history away from him so he’s trying to blunt FUBOs effort by rattling on about Occupy.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 12:29:44 AM PST by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
Oh Jimmah:
Worst Governor Georgia ever had.
Worst President America ever had. ZERO will overtake that.
Now you want to be the worst EX President America ever had.
Yo Win! ! ! ! !
30 posted on 02/16/2012 3:19:17 AM PST by DeaconRed (What is worse? Bad men doing bad things or good men doing nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
I think for once Jimmah is right.
They were successful:
They succeeded in destroying a lot of property.
Costing cities money they don't have.
Showing Americans why going to college is not for everybody.
Proving Jerry Clower right: Some people are educated way beyond their intelligence.
Showing the professionalism of the Tea party. Remember the idiots at MSM tried to compare the Occutards with the Tea party.
FUJC
31 posted on 02/16/2012 3:29:47 AM PST by DeaconRed (What is worse? Bad men doing bad things or good men doing nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LouAvul
Hmmmm. I suspect Mr. Carter probably qualifies as a member of "The 1%". Perhaps the "We're the 99%" should "occupy" the Carter presidential library.

Damned hypocrite (and incompetent president).

32 posted on 02/16/2012 5:31:21 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson