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Jimmy Carter: Like Iraq The Revolutionary War Was Unnecessary!
Harball 10/18/04

Posted on 10/19/2004 7:04:03 PM PDT by notkerry

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1 posted on 10/19/2004 7:04:04 PM PDT by notkerry
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To: notkerry

How about the Civil War?


2 posted on 10/19/2004 7:05:50 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: notkerry; All

How in the hell did this person get elected to be President.. What a dolt!.


3 posted on 10/19/2004 7:06:08 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: notkerry

Uh oh, jimmy is sqweeking again.


4 posted on 10/19/2004 7:07:17 PM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (Dig deep to sink the creep sKerry.)
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To: KevinDavis

Didn't he get elected by running against Gerald Ford?


5 posted on 10/19/2004 7:07:26 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: notkerry
Carter was elected before there was an internet, at the height of Old Media dominance, just after they had thrown out an elected president in a media coup called "Watergate".
6 posted on 10/19/2004 7:09:25 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: notkerry

"Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely"

Oh. My. God.


7 posted on 10/19/2004 7:10:21 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: notkerry

Yeah, we'd just be another Canada instead of the United States of American you idiot! We wouldn't be a free nation, we'd still be a British nation.


8 posted on 10/19/2004 7:10:40 PM PDT by TexasTaysor
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To: notkerry

Maybe without a Revolutionary war, Britain would never have loosened the reigns for Canada, India, etc. The war set the scenario for the non-violent changes that followed. The relavent parallel is that the war in Iraq setup the non-violent changes in Libya up to today.


9 posted on 10/19/2004 7:11:13 PM PDT by C210N
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To: KevinDavis

"How in the hell did this person get elected to be President"

The more pressing question is - how in the hell does this idiot put his pants on without help?!


10 posted on 10/19/2004 7:11:31 PM PDT by Dad2Angels
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To: notkerry

Fantastic logic...Hmmm..had the Germans not walked into France, WWII would not have been necessary either...


11 posted on 10/19/2004 7:11:32 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: notkerry

Ancient Chinese proverb says:

If you know nothing,
keep quiet,
lest you open your mouth and remove all doubt.

:-)


12 posted on 10/19/2004 7:11:49 PM PDT by battousai (HM King Kerry's Royal Decree: Peasants cannot earn more than $200K per year!)
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To: marktwain

Old Jimmah just needs to go back to building houses for the poor and needy. Otherwise, he's totally useless.

-Regards, T.


13 posted on 10/19/2004 7:11:51 PM PDT by T Lady (Who Let the 'RATS Out?!!)
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To: notkerry
There is a big difference between us and the Canadians, Jimmy. We won our independence; the Canadians had it handed to them.

The Canadians still have some real men in the Prairie Provinces and Alberta, but when it comes to cleaning out a nest of vipers like Islamofacist Terrorists, it's the cowboy American who is first to answer the call.

14 posted on 10/19/2004 7:12:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: notkerry

With ifs and buts, one could put Paris and New York in a bottle. Britain probably went peacefuly with Canada and India because of America taking a military stand against British law enforcement in the first place ... end of story. THere is plenty of documentation of how America took away the British empire.


15 posted on 10/19/2004 7:12:46 PM PDT by JudgemAll
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To: KevinDavis
How in the hell did this person get elected to be President.. What a dolt!.

Carter was elected by the same people who elected Clinton and who would elect Kerry.

We are an approximately a 50:50 split country - made up of uninformed voters, of which only about 50% vote.

If Carter had his way we would be a totally socialist country and to be fair, every country would have nuclear weapons.

16 posted on 10/19/2004 7:12:48 PM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: tirednvirginia
Yeah. If you Yankees had been just a little more sensitive to slaveholders needs, we could have all avoided the "late unpleasantness."
17 posted on 10/19/2004 7:12:54 PM PDT by The Great Yazoo (JFK: He's a real nowhere man, Sitting in his nowhereland, Making all his nowhere plans, For nobody)
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To: notkerry

Oh dear.


18 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:00 PM PDT by highlandbreeze
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To: notkerry

Um, more Americans died in the Civil War than any other war.


19 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:04 PM PDT by dfdemar
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To: notkerry
How can one respone to this
THis man has really lost his mind.....see what what happens when you farm peanuts, you go nuts
20 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:09 PM PDT by Gone_Postal (government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take it away)
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To: SE Mom

"And if the US was just a little bit more sensitive to the Islamic terrorists (as I was during the Iran hostage crisis in the 1979 and 80) we'd really have no need to fight the war on terror--it is a useless war. It's about time everyone see it in a peaceful way....if we have to bend over and invite Usama bin-laden to the White House for 4-8 years so beit..." Jimmy Carter circa 2002


21 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:15 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: SE Mom

I'm sorry, Jimmah, could you talk a little louder? It's a little difficult to hear you when you're speaking from all the way at the bottom of the ash heap of history.


22 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:27 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: marktwain

Oh Please Jimmah. Jon Kerry would be Jimmy Carter II without the Camp David Agreement!


23 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:44 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: notkerry
This Carter guy has to be the dumbest President we ever had. The Revolutionary War unnecessary? I guess Kerry thinks the Boston Tea Party was unnecessary because they should have just kept paying the taxes? King Kerry!
24 posted on 10/19/2004 7:13:47 PM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: notkerry
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.

Proof positive the Jimmah has a UN Koolaid substance abuse problem.

25 posted on 10/19/2004 7:14:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: notkerry
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial‘s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely,

Sounds to me as though he's equating the U.S. colonies to modern-day terrorists.

26 posted on 10/19/2004 7:14:43 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: notkerry
Get the tar and feathers and force tea down the Torry's throat. Send Jimmy up to Canada where they didn't think a revolution which eventually brought us the Constitution was necessary either.
27 posted on 10/19/2004 7:14:56 PM PDT by rhombus
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the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we‘ve fought.

What an absolute idiot. The Civil War killed more Americans than all the following wars combined.
28 posted on 10/19/2004 7:15:16 PM PDT by Tailback
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Stick with peanuts, Jim-uh. It's obviously all you know.

In fact before you open your trap again to speak, stick a fistful in your mouth. Then all we'd hear is, 'crunch, mumble, munch, drool.' It would give you a lot more credibility.

This man is a fly speck in the annals of history.


29 posted on 10/19/2004 7:15:59 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Old media = lies. New media = truth.)
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To: notkerry

Thank God for the Georges!


30 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:11 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: tirednvirginia

"How about the Civil War?"

It was bloodier in terms of total numbers, but in terms of the percentage of the population killed or maimed, the American Revolution was actually worse than the beating the French suffered at the hands of the Germans in World War I, or the Russians suffered at the hands of the Germans in World War II.
About 16% of the American population was wounded or killed in the American Revolution. The percentages in the Civil War were down around 4%.
The only modern wars that was as comparably brutal on the population in terms of sheer carnage were the Mexican Revolution and the Killing Fields of Cambodia.

The American Revolution was just unbelievably bad, and nowhere was it worse than down South, where it also turned into a murderous Civil War to boot.


31 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:27 PM PDT by Vicomte13 (Aure entuluva!)
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To: notkerry

I saw this live, and I was pissed.


32 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:38 PM PDT by newreason
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To: notkerry

Carter is responsible in large part for our current mees with the Middle East. HE blew it and planted the seeds of contempt for Americans.


33 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:38 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Frell Stark , this is the other side. I was hoping to go back.)
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To: notkerry

So spaketh the man who lost the Middle East to the mullahs ...


34 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:39 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: SE Mom

The British did not become the most powerful nation on the earth by being "sensitive."


35 posted on 10/19/2004 7:17:46 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: notkerry

It's hard to believe that many so-called presidential scholars consider this guy one of our most intelligent presidents. He certainly will go down in history as one of the worst to occupy the White House.


37 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:05 PM PDT by midftfan
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To: tobyhill

There is actually sort of a valid point; the colonies really had to be pushed a lot to rebel, and the revolution was basically the result of gross political incompetence on the part of the British; they very easily could have kept the whole thing from happening with fairly modest concessions and basically simply just a better attitude.


This idea doesn't originate with Carter and is the opinion of a lot of historians. The Revolution wasn't something that you would have expected to happen and it very easily could have been prevented by slightly more enlightened leadership in Britain.


38 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:13 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: notkerry

In Jimmeh's mental lexicon we should NEVER go to war for anything.

What an idiot!


39 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:13 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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>>I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.<<

What a stupid question. Short of fighting soldiers, what other sort of parallel could exist between the Revolutionary War and what's going on in Iraq? Carter demonstrates he is definately not the sharpest knife in the drawer for even attempting to answer such nonsense.

Muleteam1

40 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:13 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: KevinDavis
"How in the hell did this person get elected to be President.. What a dolt!."

I hate to open my mouth, but I think it's because Americans are becoming socialists to a frightening degree. Agreed on the dolt comment, although it's a bit milder a term than might be used!

41 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:17 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: notkerry
It's a common belief that the English behavior that caused our revolution was incredibly stupid.

But it didn't cost them anything. Afterwards we remained a very profitable customer, and paid for 100% of our administration ourselves.

42 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:22 PM PDT by mrsmith ("Oyez, oyez! All rise for the Honorable Chief Justice... Hillary Rodham Clinton ")
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To: notkerry

Without the US, do you think the British would have given freedom to all those other countries?


43 posted on 10/19/2004 7:19:59 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Dad2Angels
Beats the hell out of me!

He's one lame brained individual.

Wonder if his brother is still urinating all over the place?
44 posted on 10/19/2004 7:20:20 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: notkerry

News from Atlanta

Jimmy Carter is UNNESSESARY


45 posted on 10/19/2004 7:21:37 PM PDT by elizabetty
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To: notkerry

I saw this early on ABC's morning show with Charles Gibson and the stupid Communist peanut shell...I flipped out before I had time to wake up!

Jimmuh Cahtuh is an American liability...


46 posted on 10/19/2004 7:23:25 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: notkerry

He, like too many High School History Students, believes the crap in Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States.


47 posted on 10/19/2004 7:23:37 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: xsmommy

Overdue for the dirt nap is displaying his ignorance of American history. Again.


48 posted on 10/19/2004 7:23:48 PM PDT by secret garden (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: notkerry

You made me go look, cuz I wouldn't have believed it wasn't something done by the Onion. Now I know where Iraq's old school textbooks were sent.


49 posted on 10/19/2004 7:24:28 PM PDT by GoLightly (If it doesn't kill ya, it makes ya stronger.)
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To: workerbee

Hello,

Bingo!

Glad to be here, MOgirl


50 posted on 10/19/2004 7:25:10 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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