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Book: Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan, Sway U.S. Elections
NewsMax ^ | 10/16/02 | Limbacher

Posted on 10/16/2002 7:06:13 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection

Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party.

Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism."

This book may well well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War.

Schweizer, after scouring once classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible evidence that the Soviets not only played footsie with the high-ranking Democrats, they also worked behind the scenes to influence American elections.

In "Reagan's War," Schweizer shows how the Democrats worked with Moscow to try to undermine Reagan before and after he became president.

Jimmy Carter's Dirty Tricks

Soviet diplomatic accounts and material from the archives shows that in January 1984 former President Jimmy Carter dropped by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's residence for a private meeting.

Carter expressed his concern about and opposition to Reagan's defense buildup. He boldly told Dobrynin that Moscow would be better off with someone else in the White House. If Reagan won, he warned, "There would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan remained in power."

Using the Russians to influence the presidential election was nothing new for Carter.

Schweizer reveals Russian documents that show that in the waning days of the 1980 campaign, the Carter White House dispatched businessman Armand Hammer to the Soviet embassy.

Hammer was a longtime Soviet-phile, and he explained to the Soviet ambassador that Carter was "clearly alarmed" at the prospect of losing to Reagan.

Hammer pleaded with the Russians for help. He asked if the Kremlin could expand Jewish emigration to bolster Carter's standing in the polls.

'Carter Won't Forget That Service'

"Carter won't forget that service if he is elected," Hammer told Dobrynin.

Carter was not the only Democrat to make clear to the Russians where their loyalty lay. As the election neared in 1984, Dobrynin recalls meetings with Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.

O'Neill told Dobrynin that no effort should be spared to prevent "that demagogue Reagan" from being re-elected.

Soviet documents report that O'Neill told Dobrynin: "If that happens, Reagan will give vent to his primitive instincts and give us a lot of trouble, probably, put us on the verge of a major armed conflict. He is a dangerous man."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armandhammer; carter; democrats; elections; radicalleft; reagan; soviets
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Peace prize? CFR? Welfare...?
1 posted on 10/16/2002 7:06:13 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
No wonder the Rats hate Reagan so much.
2 posted on 10/16/2002 7:08:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Just goes to show that the Nobel Peace prize is a total joke and an embarrassment to win.
3 posted on 10/16/2002 7:08:45 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If this proves to be true, on what theory do we not charge Carter with Treason--and attempt to convict him?
4 posted on 10/16/2002 7:10:05 PM PDT by David
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Let's face it. The Nobel peace prize goes to those willing to make compromises to "get along" with evil. There is no real peace in getting along with evil, and Reagan knew that. Reagan was a true peace maker.
5 posted on 10/16/2002 7:11:00 PM PDT by pseudogratix
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
And McDermott and Bonier continue the Democrat Party tradition of consorting with evil dictators,hoping to make a deal, which will throw the election.
6 posted on 10/16/2002 7:12:13 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Carter didn't want Reagan to topple the Democrats' alma mater.
7 posted on 10/16/2002 7:13:51 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: David
Here Here! String him up by the peanuts!
8 posted on 10/16/2002 7:14:16 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Tumblewood hey I got Newsmax email from webmaster about this new book did you know back in da day it got so bad for Ronnie that he was force to carry a gun and some Hollywood observers think that reason why then wife Janie Wyman dump Ronnie because of pressure

I think she love Ronnie somehow Communists were threated her career also they threated Frank Sintara and Barbara Standwick

OHH Frank wasn't powerful chairman of the board okay

Bobby Mitchium kick Communist sympathizer A*** LOLOL!!!
9 posted on 10/16/2002 7:14:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I'm not sure who's publishing this book. Is it NewsMax? I had a look at the link but it doesn't really seem to say.
10 posted on 10/16/2002 7:15:00 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: David
But, Jimmah builds houses for the poor and cares so much! Barf.
11 posted on 10/16/2002 7:15:29 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Far more than just those two. They were just stupid enough to be too blatant about it in public. Actually, my hat's off to them. It's not easy to be "too blatant" about ones leftist leanings.
12 posted on 10/16/2002 7:16:44 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Reagan is looking more and more impressive.
13 posted on 10/16/2002 7:17:15 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No wonder the Rats hate Reagan so much.

After his military service, Reagen returned to Hollywood and was agast at the communist presence. From those early days he was a big fighter against the communists in America. That is why he was hated so by the democrats.

14 posted on 10/16/2002 7:17:21 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This isn't new news.

Also, Carter, before the Gulf War, tried to undermine Bush I by "secretly" meeting with the Arab states trying to convince them to abandon the alliance.
15 posted on 10/16/2002 7:18:04 PM PDT by Guillermo
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To: Cicero
isn't Hoover Institution high quality enough for you?
16 posted on 10/16/2002 7:18:13 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Confirms what many of us have known all along, that DemonCraps are traitors, not all of them, but many of them.
17 posted on 10/16/2002 7:19:25 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Carter= scum.

I wish the conservatives who say "well, Carter is a decent fellow" would WAKE UP.
18 posted on 10/16/2002 7:19:34 PM PDT by Guillermo
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Armand Hammer was also the source of the Gore family's wealth. He bought and paid for both father and son when they served in the Senate.
19 posted on 10/16/2002 7:19:50 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: David
"...If this proves to be true, on what theory do we not charge Carter with Treason--and attempt to convict him?..."

Only this...

Why would we single Carter out for punishment when he is but one of a filthy NEST of traitors?

The democrat party, at it's top, is shot through with abject treason. At it's bottom, raw perversion and criminality.

It's probably too late for courts...

20 posted on 10/16/2002 7:20:50 PM PDT by DWSUWF
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To: DWSUWF
Very well said.
21 posted on 10/16/2002 7:21:48 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
if the stuff about Carter is true then he is garbage
22 posted on 10/16/2002 7:22:04 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Cicero
Actually, Doubleday and #99 at Amazon
23 posted on 10/16/2002 7:22:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I just thought of something; have you ever noticed that the liberals are never bothered by Jimmah's blathering on about his "faith" and the fact that he is "religious"? But, just let George W. mention the word Jesus......
24 posted on 10/16/2002 7:22:16 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Malesherbes
It must be a convoluted tale of Hammer, Hooker Chemical and Love Canal--and Junior's "investigation" that "started it all."
25 posted on 10/16/2002 7:24:16 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: DWSUWF
You sir, are correct. The democrats in this country are a bunch of traitorous bastards. They care nothing for America, except that it be ruled by them. They have sold their souls to Satan.
26 posted on 10/16/2002 7:24:28 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry
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To: Chad Fairbanks
LOL...You got me there.
27 posted on 10/16/2002 7:28:09 PM PDT by Bogey78O
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I hope that at least Drudge picks this up. Even if he does though, it will never get "reported" by three networks and the Commie News Network.
28 posted on 10/16/2002 7:28:21 PM PDT by joebee
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
From McGovern offering to crawl on his knees to Hanoi, to Carter playing footsie with the Reds, to Clinton selling nuclear and missile technology to the Chicoms, to McDermott and Bonior's great faith in Saddam, what a great party tradition.

Not to mention support for Castro and assorted Central American Communists--what a great party traditon.

29 posted on 10/16/2002 7:29:23 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Malesherbes
He bought and paid for both father and son when they served in the Senate.

He didn't get much.

30 posted on 10/16/2002 7:30:20 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: joebee
Joe I saw this book being adveristed ALREADY on Worldnetdaily.com

I reading first time Reagan notice Communists coming into Hollywood system recruit friends OF HIS including Barbara Standwick Bette Davis Joan Crawford legendary beauty like that
They try recruit Ole Blues eye himself Frank Sinatra
31 posted on 10/16/2002 7:31:09 PM PDT by SevenofNine
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To: gusopol3
So, a reputable press. Thanks.

I used to think that Carter was just well-meaning, naive, and dumb. More and more, I am realizing that he was treasonous and malignant. He seems to have had a life-long love affair with assorted tyrants and dictators.

Sadly, a lot of liberals these days probably don't care about this sort of thing, even if it is widely publicized--which it won't be. They hated Ronald Reagan more than they hated the old Soviet Union, so they probably will think that Carter did the smart thing.
32 posted on 10/16/2002 7:33:07 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Guillermo
Also, Carter, before the Gulf War, tried to undermine Bush I by "secretly" meeting with the Arab states trying to convince them to abandon the alliance.

You're kidding!
If these things are true, Carter is a traitor, beneath contempt.

34 posted on 10/16/2002 7:33:57 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: DWSUWF
bump
35 posted on 10/16/2002 7:34:22 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: SevenofNine
Does anyone else notice the subtle twist in the use of the term "October surprise" with respect to the Iran hostage affair and the 1980 election? I remember being told, as a Reagan volunteer, that Carter might have been working with Iran to effect a release just before the election. But, the media always reported the reverse: that REAGAN was working with Iran to DELAY the release until AFTER the election. How much sense does this latter scenarior make? To me, very little.
36 posted on 10/16/2002 7:34:46 PM PDT by calvin sun
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife; Cincinatus' Wife
Over here!
37 posted on 10/16/2002 7:35:44 PM PDT by metesky
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Carter expressed his concern about and opposition to Reagan's defense buildup.

Jimmy Carter - the great peacemaker!! I hope this makes the TV news.

38 posted on 10/16/2002 7:39:22 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Jeff Head
FYI.

This might be some interesting stuff...
39 posted on 10/16/2002 7:41:31 PM PDT by hchutch
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
A must Bump!!!!!!!!!!
40 posted on 10/16/2002 7:44:14 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: calvin sun
Calvin I hear that theory before YEAHHH that seem make me go hmmmmmm

Maybe that was October suprise Ronnie got the release causing Carter go tail spin if I remember about Jimmy as a kid he seem to weird for being Prez of the US
41 posted on 10/16/2002 7:48:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Peter Schweizer...this is the same man who wrote "Victory", which detailed exactly how Reagan and Cold Warrior Bill Casey brought the Soviet Union down. Great book, much underreported precisely because it was so true, and the Demonrats must have hated it. There are some exquisite quotes from Talbot, Gailbreath and others making absolute fools of themselves in this book. His new book probably contains some real gems. Could not have come at a better time.

With regards to Carter, Schweizer tore him a new one, along with Stansfield Turner, Carter's feckless CIA director, who destroyed human intelligence sources on the ground in favor of remote satellite and electronic surveillance.

This guy is a must read. Thanks for the heads up.

Jimmy Carter is a moron, but the Nobel Committee members have finally finished the destruction of honor the Nobel Peace prize once signified, first by awarding it to Arafat a few years ago, and now by giving it to Jimmy "Neville Chamberlain" Carter. The IgNobel is to honor what the United Nations is to relevence.

If there were a worthy peace prize left to be awarded, the man who deserves it is Ronald Reagan. Giving Reagan the IgNobel now would be a slap in the face and insult to the man. The only other person I can see now who might be fit to be awarded the IgNobel is Billy Bob Clinton.
42 posted on 10/16/2002 7:52:33 PM PDT by Jesse
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To: SamAdams76
This has nothing to do with the Nobel Peace Prize and EVERYTHING to do with treachery.
43 posted on 10/16/2002 7:53:28 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Cicero
Never Trust a Trilateralist ;-)
44 posted on 10/16/2002 8:03:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Seems to me that DOJ should be investigating this. Of course, like every RAT, Jimmy the Turd will get a free pass. If Dante were living now, would he have to create a new ring of Hell, just for RATs?
45 posted on 10/16/2002 8:05:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This should surprise no one. The Demos used to pass arms control treaty drafts over to the Soviet embassy for their review and comment. This is not a secret, they admitted it.

It is no secret that during the contra wars, the Demos would fly down to Managua almost weekly to get their picture taken with Daniel Ortega, while voting to cut off funding to the Contras after they were already deployed and in the field.

Carter signed the Helsinki accords, essentially ceding permanent control of eastern Europe to the Soviets in exchange for, what, further controls on our military.

They have defended Castro every step of the way.

Carter was the instigator of the overthrow of a secure, western government in Iran and its replacement by the Islamofascists.

And then there is Clinton, and his exchange of missile, computer, and crypto technology in exchange for campaign cash from the Chinese embassy. Mind you, the Demos never denied accepting the cash, they simply said that since there was no "quid pro quo", there was no crime. Which is false, of course. But controlling the Justice Department means never having to say you're sorry.

And then there was his overthrow of the junta that forced out Baby Doc Duvalier, and their replacement by a communist psychotic killer in Haiti. His support of Europe's favorite heroin dealers, the KLA in Kosovo.
46 posted on 10/16/2002 8:07:23 PM PDT by marron
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To: hchutch
Treasonous, self-serving bastards.

Clearly, Clinton had good role models.

47 posted on 10/16/2002 8:10:53 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Paul Atreides
But, Jimmah builds houses for the poor

So did Kruschev. The 1950's cinder block apartment buildings in Russia are still called "Kruschev Flats" to this very day.

48 posted on 10/16/2002 8:10:55 PM PDT by sneakypete
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
He boldly told Dobrynin that Moscow would be better off with someone else in the White House.

This was clearly the democrat party's invitation to the Soviets to assassinate Reagan.

49 posted on 10/16/2002 8:10:55 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Certainly puts a new counter spin on the Rat legend that VP Bush negotiated to keep the hostages from being released until after the election of President Reagan.
50 posted on 10/16/2002 8:13:29 PM PDT by weegee
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