Skip to comments.Carter says Obama doesn't call him for advice
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 doesnt call him for advice.
He made the comment in an interview with NBCs Meet the Press, which released a preview before it airs on Sunday.
NBCs Andrea Mitchell asked the 39th president if Obama ever calls him for advice.
Unfortunately, the answer is no, Carter said. President Obama doesnt, 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 doesnt have that type of relationship with Obama.
Thats 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 didnt 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.
Well he should. 0bama would be a better president if he did.
Yay! Finally, an Obama policy I can agree with.
> 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.
All the advice Obama needs is from Saul Alinsky.
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?
Why call him?
0bummer seems to be channeling him just fine.
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.
He works on advice? I thought he was ad libbing the whole thing.
"Better put some ice on that..."
Obama is screwing up pretty well on his own.
For this blessing, O Lord, we are truly grateful.
That Obama. What a teethist.
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..
Obama may be the only person low enough on the incompetence scale to need Carter’s advice.
Dodged a big one there.
“And you don’t send me flowers, anymore ....” %%
The only piece of evidence I’ve seen thus far that suggests BO is not a total moron.
Peanuts has an election to certify in South Loserstan.
He doesn’t need to call, he’s got Jimmy down pat....
>>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.
Thats a hard question for me to answer with complete candor, said Carter...
And, of course, I never, ever, answer a question with complete candor.
Barry doesn’t take advice from anyone. He takes orders from his Marxist puppet masters.
Obama certainly won’t be getting any calls for advice, afterwards, either!
It’s time for Carter to go among all those quiet previous Presidents.
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
We can light a candle...
>>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?
Obama isn’t the problem...The problem is the electorate that voted for him twice.
>>Obama isnt 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
>>Ill 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.