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Carter says Obama doesn't call him for advice
The Hill ^

Posted on 03/22/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

March 22, 2014, 12:16 pm Carter says Obama doesn't call him for advice

By Rebecca Shabad

Former President Jimmy Carter says President Obama doesn’t call him for advice.

He made the comment in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which released a preview before it airs on Sunday.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked the 39th president if Obama ever calls him for advice.

“Unfortunately, the answer is no,” Carter said. “President Obama doesn’t, but previous presidents have called on me and the Carter Center to take action,” including former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Mitchell asked Carter, 89, why he thinks he doesn’t have that type of relationship with Obama.

“That’s a hard question for me to answer with complete candor,” said Carter, who then explained it may be the result of a difference in policies between the administration and his center.

In dealing with peace between Israel and Egypt, Carter said his center publicly stated that Israelis and Palestinians should be treated equally.

“I think this was a sensitive area in which the president didn’t want to be involved,” Carter said in the interview.

He said he understands, however, the sensitivity of the situation.

Carter is set to release a new book soon on the treatment of women around the world.


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1 posted on 03/22/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Well he should. 0bama would be a better president if he did.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 9:25:48 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yay! Finally, an Obama policy I can agree with.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 9:27:19 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Sub-Driver

> Carter is set to release a new book soon on the treatment
> of women around the world.

I wonder if the islamophile anti-semite will mention the treatment of women in islamic cultures.


4 posted on 03/22/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

All the advice Obama needs is from Saul Alinsky.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 9:28:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The media told Obama that he’s “the smartest guy in the room” and he agrees. Why would he need to call the other guys in the room?


6 posted on 03/22/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why call him?

0bummer seems to be channeling him just fine.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jimmy says, unfortunately the answer is no.

Unfortunately? Jimmy thinks that presidents should ask him for advice??? Really???

Jimmy is widely considered to be a failure as president. So why would anyone ask his advice? Just asking that question. I realize the club of ex-presidents is a very exclusive club. But, it strikes me that Jimmy has a big ego, if he just expects and assumes that Obama should be asking his advice about anything.


8 posted on 03/22/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Sub-Driver

He works on advice? I thought he was ad libbing the whole thing.


9 posted on 03/22/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT by rey
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To: Westbrook
> Carter is set to release a new book soon on the treatment
> of women around the world.

"Better put some ice on that..."

10 posted on 03/22/2014 9:37:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Carter says Obama doesn't call him for advice

Obama is screwing up pretty well on his own.

11 posted on 03/22/2014 9:40:57 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Sub-Driver

For this blessing, O Lord, we are truly grateful.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Sub-Driver
The hell you say!

That Obama. What a teethist.

13 posted on 03/22/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Westbrook
Why call him [Carter]? 0bummer seems to be channeling him just fine

bttt

14 posted on 03/22/2014 9:46:31 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Bryanw92
The media told Obama that he’s “the smartest guy in the room” and he agrees.

Liberals always believe they are the best and brightest in the room, but what they didn't realize is that that room is in the Cellar..

Look on the brighter side my dear FRiends, we'll get through this.. What we have to suffer through because of OBlameothers, will set Liberals back another generation, just as Carter did after his attack on our country.

What we need to find NOW, is our next Reagan.. That appears to be our next crucial challenge..

15 posted on 03/22/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama may be the only person low enough on the incompetence scale to need Carter’s advice.


16 posted on 03/22/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Valpal1

Dodged a big one there.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They could make a movie about it:

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18 posted on 03/22/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“And you don’t send me flowers, anymore ....” %%


19 posted on 03/22/2014 9:57:08 AM PDT by mikrofon (No Love Lost)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only piece of evidence I’ve seen thus far that suggests BO is not a total moron.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 9:57:53 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Sub-Driver

Peanuts has an election to certify in South Loserstan.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Sub-Driver

He doesn’t need to call, he’s got Jimmy down pat....


22 posted on 03/22/2014 10:06:13 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: carlo3b

>>What we have to suffer through because of OBlameothers, will set Liberals back another generation, just as Carter did after his attack on our country.

I appreciate your optimism, but you are wrong. Obama/Pelosi/Reid along with the media and Big Education have turned this country into a nation of beggars. Not the passive panhandler types, but the ones who demand what they think they are owed. And I’m not talking about only the welfare class. The banks and corporations are aggressive beggars too.

There is no new Reagan because the wealthy don’t want to sacrifice any of their wealth or power and the poor don’t want to give up a single entitlement or their ability to scream “victim”. The middle class is ceasing to exist thanks to the other two groups, so you can’t count on them for anything, except for the very real fear of being taxed into poverty or being downsized into poverty.

America is a drug addict. It has to hit rock-bottom before any progress can be made. We aren’t even close yet.


23 posted on 03/22/2014 10:09:40 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

“That’s a hard question for me to answer with complete candor,” said Carter...

And, of course, I never, ever, answer a question with complete candor.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 10:22:56 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry doesn’t take advice from anyone. He takes orders from his Marxist puppet masters.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 10:29:33 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama certainly won’t be getting any calls for advice, afterwards, either!


26 posted on 03/22/2014 10:31:09 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Sub-Driver
Not even he wants to take credit for this mess!
27 posted on 03/22/2014 10:33:33 AM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s time for Carter to go among all those quiet previous Presidents.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Bryanw92
I appreciate your optimism, but you are wrong.

GASP! Do you know who you are calling ...

OK, I understand, your pissed, and deservedly so, not to mention it's justifiable.. But I have lived through WWII, savaging for tires, gas, foodstamp books, and newspapers stuffed in shoes.. Lets not forget LBJ, rioting, protests, and burning cities, and the 60's!

How about Carter, 24% interest rates, 15% unemployment, and double digit inflation, and the lines at the gas stations, rationing, and Nightline and the countdown, yeah, yeah, yeah.. I didn't believe we would ever recover then, and why should I, the evidence was glaring from the TV tube, every day? As for Reagan, I agree he was on-of-a-kind, so we need a different kind this time, to achieve another level of recovery, and we will find one..

Perhaps he, or she, is hiding in plain sight, or in some State Legislature, or Corporate boardroom, who knows? My eyesight may be failing with age, but my memory is spot-on, and my faith in this Nation is unwavering.. I know we will look back on this in the future, as decide, whew,, that was close, but we did it.. LOL

29 posted on 03/22/2014 12:50:46 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Sub-Driver

We can light a candle...


30 posted on 03/22/2014 1:26:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: carlo3b

>>OK, I understand, your pissed, and deservedly so, not to mention it’s justifiable.. But I have lived through WWII, savaging for tires, gas, foodstamp books, and newspapers stuffed in shoes.. Lets not forget LBJ, rioting, protests, and burning cities, and the 60’s!

I’m not pissed. I’m realistic. Those times you mention were different times and different people. America was a different place. Good people were the majority then. The people on the fringe were just that...on the fringe. We didn’t take their demands seriously. If you had a bum in your neighborhood, you helped him until he proved that he didn’t want to improve his lot in life and then you “helped” him move on. If people needed to sacrifice, they did because it was for the greater good.

But, today the fringe groups control the country. In fact, if you aren’t in a fringe group, you are unrepresented in Congress. The bums have become a cultural treasure, if you listen to the media and politicians. When people call for sacrifice today, they mean YOU sacrificing to give to THEM. And if you don’t, there’s a government man with a gun standing by to help you do your “civic duty”.

You lived through WW2. Well, then you recognize what America has become. We are the enemy of WW2 America. This country will not back off from it’s single-minded mission to destroy itself and no single politician is going to stop that.

In fact, a charismatic politician who rises up from nowhere to lead us to “greatness” is more likely to come from the Left than the Right because the conditions are in place for the mobs to support a Mussolini figure. Obama is proof that they’ll follow anyone who promises them free stuff. Imagine how an Obama who isn’t an idiot would do?


31 posted on 03/22/2014 1:58:18 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Obama isn’t the problem...The problem is the electorate that voted for him twice.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

>>Obama isn’t the problem...The problem is the electorate that voted for him twice.

Exactly! He’s just the symptom of the cancer that is rotting our nation from the inside.


33 posted on 03/22/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: carlo3b

Old Timer—

You give me a glimmer of hope, but I just don’t see it. I am old enough to remember when decent Democrats could be found outside of Appalachia—you’re old enough to remember when most Democrats were better than most of today’s Republicans. In Reagan’s time there was still some decent material to work with.

Most people today are so spoiled and have no clue about how tough most people have had it and the sacrifice that it takes to make a family work and move forward without a safety net funded by borrowing from future generations. The bottom that it will take to wake them up and call them on is a bottom that I don’t think our present society as a whole can survive.

I knew a fair number from the greatest generation, and remember well a great-grandfather born in 1892 who had lived through a lot. I’m married to a generation Xer nearly a decade younger than I am, and have five kids who are fairly good eggs—I hope when the time comes they will all have what it takes, but they really have no concept of what that will be, and most of their contemporaries give me no grounds for hope. I think that I’ve picked fairly well in terms of where to ride out the coming storm, but I think many areas are headed for a future that looks a lot like Detroit.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 8:05:15 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Hieronymus

Stay the course, my dear FRiend, we haven’t seen the worse yet.. The bottom will test my prognosis, that when the chips fall they will wake the sleeping giant.. I’m not quite Father Time yet, but rather Father Time Out, and Breathe.. LOL


35 posted on 03/22/2014 8:40:51 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Bryanw92

We’ll see soon enough, because we will be tested in a big way soon.. Actually, the sooner the better, to stop the bleeding.. I’ll bet you a dollar, we rally when the time comes.. Trust me, I’m only wrong in matters of the heart.. Ha!


36 posted on 03/22/2014 8:45:02 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'd call the Carter Center, get their opinion on a problem, so I know right away what not to do!
37 posted on 03/22/2014 11:37:36 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Obama called Carter, Obama would be even a more lousy president. Obama calls the Castro brothers,, Putin, and Kim Jung UN along with Robert Mugabe for advice.


38 posted on 03/23/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: carlo3b

>>I’ll bet you a dollar, we rally when the time comes..

That depends you your definition of “we”. If you mean working class people, then I agree with you. If you mean “we” as all Americans, including the looter class consisting of the welfare recipients, over-educated baristas, “educators”, stock traders, lawyers, and bankers (which makes up more than 50% of the electorate today), then “we” are getting exactly what “we” are asking for. The looters won’t rally until the free stuff stops flowing and then they’ll turn their anger on the working class long before they turn on the government.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 5:58:03 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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