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  • Carter: ‘I Think I Would Choose Trump’ Over Cruz [Cruz is not malleable]

    02/03/2016 10:32:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Former President Jimmy Carter surprised reporters in London Wednesday by saying he would choose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, "which may surprise some of you." Carter stated that given the choice, "I think I would choose Trump.... Trump has proven already he's completely malleable,” reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right wing policies he'd pursue if he became president." Still, Carter feels Trump will "fade away"...
  • Haiti postpones Sunday's presidential election as violence erupts

    01/22/2016 10:07:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 01/23/2016 | Frank Jack Daniel
    Pierre Louis Opont, president of Haiti's electoral council, said the runoff vote was being pushed back for security reasons. But he did not say when the election, already postponed twice before, would be rescheduled. The announcement led to jubilation from demonstrators marching to oppose the election. They danced on the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince, but the mood quickly darkened. Gunshots were fired as protesters clashed with police. The postponement is nevertheless expected to ease unrest after days of protests in the deeply impoverished country of about 10 million people, at pains to rebuild from a devastating earthquake six years...
  • Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ed Payne
    Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015 (CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago." The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House. "I'm...
  • The Tragedy of the American Military (Uber-BARF!)

    12/29/2014 3:15:56 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January/February 2015 | James Fallows
    In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. There he addressed some of the men and women who would implement whatever the U.S. military strategy turned out to be. (snip)If I were writing such a history now, I would call it Chickenhawk Nation, based on the derisive term for those eager to go to war, as long as someone else is going. It would be the...
  • Jason Carters delicate dance on his grandfathers Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carters camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpas views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didnt come out strongly against his grandfathers position. Carters strategists dont want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Congressman Mo Brooks reacts to Russia's ban on exporting rocket engines

    05/15/2014 9:35:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kalie Lanford
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - As conflict in the Ukraine heats-up, Russia is trying to keep the U.S. at bay, by terminating a partnership with NASA. "This is an issue we have to address if we are going to maintain America’s preeminence in space," said U.S. Rep Mo Brooks (R-5thDistrict). 
Russia has threatened to stop selling RD-180 rocket engines to the U.S., and to stop allowing U.S. astronauts to use their rockets to go to the International Space Station in 2020. "What you are seeing is the International Space Station and our military satellites have been caught up in a game...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • Fox Poll: One in Four Say Obama 'One of the Worst Presidents'

    12/28/2013 9:43:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 27, 2013 | Drew MacKenzie
    A new poll has found that the number of Americans who think President Barack Obama is "one of the worst presidents" in history has increased by 5 percent over the past year. The Fox News survey of 1,027 registered voters reveals that more than one in four respondents, a record high of 28 percent, believe he'll go down as one of the worst. In a similar survey taken last December, 23 percent of respondents felt that way. In 2009, after less than a year in office, only 16 percent felt that he would turn out to be one of the...
  • Jimmy Carters legacy hovers over grandsons run

    11/30/2013 5:49:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 29NOV2013 | Katie Gluek
    Five days after Jason Carter jumped into the Georgia governors race, his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the newly minted candidate felt compelled to issue a retort: while he loves his grandfather, he told a reporter, I believe in the death penalty for heinous crimes, and that wont change when Im governor. The episode spoke to the benefit and potential burden of the Carter surname for the upstart Democratic state senator, who is waging a long-shot bid to unseat first-term Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Practically everyone in the...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    Its been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Jimmy Carter Acknowledges Total Failure of Obama Presidency

    11/04/2013 9:18:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Moonbattery
    Until recently, Jimmy Carter was widely acknowledged as the most incompetent US president in living memory. So it must have pricked Obamas overinflated ego like a needle when Carter said this of his presidency: His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best. That is, Obama has been an unmitigated disaster, as predicted by patriots from the beginning. Peter Wehner thought that, especially coming from Carter, this may have been too cruel a blow. But then he reflected, What exactly are the impressive achievements of President Obama? The revival of the American economy? Surging...
  • Carter statement lauds Chavez

    03/05/2013 5:10:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Victor Morton
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter mourned the death Tuesday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, hailing his commitment to improving the lives of Venezuelans, and praising him for communicating hope and empowerment and for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments. According to a statement posted at the Carter Center website, Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. The 288-word statement included the 13-word caveat, we have not agreed with all...
  • Zbigniew: US Should 'Investigate And Crack Down' On Anti-Mohammed Movie 'Conspiracy'

    10/03/2012 6:19:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sounding less like a supposed foreign policy expert and more like someone who's been listening to way too much late, late night left-wing radio, Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed to see the outlines of a "conspiracy" in the making of the anti-Mohammed movie trailer. Saying "it's not an issue of freedom of speech entirely," Jimmy Carter's former National Security Adviser suggested on Morning Joe today that the makers of the movie could be held "liable" for the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He recommended that the United States should "investigate and crack down" on "evil forces"...
  • Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.

    09/10/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/10/12 | Dan Rather
    Dan Rather analyzes Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in the 1980 Presidential election.

    08/10/2012 8:49:22 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    2012 | unknown
    MISERY REPEATS ITSELF This is a true but strange story which proves that misery can indeed repeat itself, that those unwilling to learn their lessons from history are doomed to repeat it. Jimmy Carter was born in 1937, the year of the Ox. Barack Obama was born in 1961, the year of the Ox. 24 years apart. Jimmy Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital. Barack Obama was the first president to be born in two hospitals. In 2002, Jimmy Carter received a Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009, Barack Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize. 7...
  • (Liberal author:) Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer

    05/20/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | May16, 2012 | John Fleming
    Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer Pravda 16.05.2012 Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere. - Tiberius By John Fleming ... Jimmy Carter affects a superficial appearance of amiability and since leaving the White House, besides his well-known work for Habitat for Humanity, he has espoused time and again humanitarian causes. He has been appointed a diplomatic plenipotentiary time and again, especially under Clinton, and he made a well-publicized trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro recently, where he, without mentioning the repression under corporate monopoly capitalism, in Georgia and everywhere else in the U.S., chided Castro in a would-be...
  • Brzezinski: Obama Understands the World Better Than Any Other Politician

    02/27/2012 3:59:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 57 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 27, 2012 | Staff
    President Obama got high praise from Jimmy Carter former national security adviser on his comprehension of foreign policy. Still, Zbigniew Brzezinski had some words of caution for the current commander in chief about his meeting next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Obama let himself be humiliated last time Bibi visited. Prior to the elections, theyll be tempted to strike, Brzezinski said of Israeli action toward Irans nuclear program on CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday. And this is why I think the president, when he talks on to Netanyahu on March 5th, might take into account the fact...
  • MSNBC Expert Calls for a List of the Rich to Pressure Them to Give Back

    10/17/2011 11:03:49 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 17, 2011 | Mike Opelka
    Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former National Security Advisor to President Carter and a frequent guest on his daughter Mikas MSNBC program, made a series of strange statements during his segment on Morning Joe earlier today. Talking with the MSNBC crew about the concentration of wealth in America as motivation for Occupy Wall Street, Dr. Brzezinski seems to believe that publishing the names of people who make a lot of money would be helpful in redistributing wealth: Brzezinski wants anyone making a lot of money to be pointed out, but a short time later he says he does not want Wall...
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...
  • Arab League chief: Egypt-Israel peace treaty not as sacred as the Koran

    08/27/2011 7:33:28 PM PDT · by jonatron · 13 replies
    Ha'Aretz ^ | 8/26/2011 | By Haaretz and Avi Issacharoff
    ...In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, who served as Egypt's Foreign Minister before his appointment to the Arab League in July this year, said that if one of the sides breached the treaty, signed in 1979, the other side reserves the right to amend or annul it, according to an Israel Radio report. ...Earlier Friday, the British weekly "The Economist" reported that Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel will soon allow Egypt to deploy thousands of troops in the Sinai Peninsula. ...Public anti-Israel sentiment in Egypt culminated Friday in a 'million-man...
  • The wrong John Wayne (Rollins appears to be Bachman's Idiot)

    06/27/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 357 replies
    washington times ^ | 6/27 | Dinan
    Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: "Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit...
  • Speakers at Pro-Bin Laden Rally in Gaza Strip Praise 9/11 and Say: Osama Lives On in Our Hearts

    05/29/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Memri TV ^ | May 20, 2011
    Following are excerpts from pro-Bin Laden rallies in the Gaza Strip, which was posted on the Internet on May 20, 2011: At Gaza rally: Crowds: There is no god but Allah. America is the enemy of Allah. [] At Rafah rally: Crowds: Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Our souls and our blood we will give for you, oh Osama. Demonstrator: There is no god but Allah. Crowds: There is no god but Allah. Demonstrator: Sheik Osama is loved by Allah. Crowds:...
  • (VANITY) Admit you'll miss this guy after he's gone

    05/08/2011 12:46:51 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 26 replies Think of all the laughs we've had because of this clown, including his recent snubbing in North Korea by Kim Jong Il* *Time Magazine (in usual form) mentioned that trip, but left out the snubbing
  • The Arab revolution and Western decline

    02/03/2011 9:25:14 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feruary 03, 2011 | By Ari Shavit
    There are no excuses for the contradictions. How can it be that Bush's America understood the problem of repression in the Arab world, but Obama's America ignored it until last week? How can it be that in May 2009, Hosni Mubarak was an esteemed president whom Barack Obama respected, and in January 2011, Mubarak is a dictator whom even Obama is casting aside? How can it be that in June 2009, Obama didn't support the masses who came out against the zealot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while now he stands by the masses who are coming out against the moderate Mubarak? There...
  • Iran to showcase new rockets, satellites: report (32nd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution)

    01/31/2011 9:53:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/11 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) Iran said on Sunday it will showcase what it called a new range of rockets and satellites during annual celebrations marking the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Safir 1-B and Kavoshgar 4 rockets and Rasad and Fajr satellites would be unveiled during the 10-day celebrations that start on Tuesday, according to state television website. Iran will mark on February 11 the 32nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution which toppled the US-backed shah. Every year Tehran uses the occasion to tout its scientific and technological achievments. The Safir (Ambassador) 1-B rocket...
  • Carter says 'people have decided' in Egypt: report

    01/30/2011 4:41:07 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | January 30, 2011 | AFP
    WASHINGTON Former US president Jimmy Carter, who brokered the existing peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, predicted Sunday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will have to resign because "the people have decided," a report said. "This is the most profound situation in the Middle East since I left office," Carter said during the Sunday religion class he teaches at a Baptist church in his hometown of Plains, in the southern state of Georgia. Carter's comments were reported by the Ledger-Enquirer newspaper of Columbus, Georgia. A spokeswoman for the former president did not immediately respond to AFP to confirm them.
  • Carter Redux?

    01/29/2011 11:52:29 PM PST · by Rashputin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2011
    Carter Redux?Steve McCann For those who lived through the 1979 Iran revolution and the abandonment of the Shah of Iran by the Carter administration, there is a tangible sense of foreboding as to what form the outcome of the current upheaval in Egypt will take. Like Carter, Obama has made overtures to the Islamists. 1n 1978 Jimmy Carter was on the side of "human rights" and eagerly embraced Ayatollah Khomeini. Carter's UN Ambassador Andrew Young went so far as to call him "some kind of saint". It now turns out that in 2009, the Egyptian daily Almasry Alyoum reported that...
  • Son of former Iranian shah found dead in Boston

    01/04/2011 2:08:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    AOL News ^ | 4/1/11 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON -The youngest son of the late shah of Iran has been found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Boston. Reza Pahlavi, the shah's oldest son, announced the death on his website Tuesday. Pahlavi says his 44-year-old brother, former Iranian prince Alireza Pahlavi, had "struggled for years to overcome his sorrow." Police say they found a man dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Boston's South End neighborhood.
  • With immense grief .. we ...inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi

    01/04/2011 1:32:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies
    It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi. Like millions of young Iranians, he too was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life. Although he struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow. Once again, we are joined...
  • Morris:Obama Doesn't Have A Clue

    06/02/2010 5:18:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 132 replies · 2,089+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2010 | Dick Morris
    Conservatives are so enraged at Obamas socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well. The sight of his blithering and blustering while the most massive oil spill in history moves closer to Americas beaches not only reminds one of Bushs terrible performance during Katrina, but calls to mind Jimmy Carters incompetence in the face of the hostage crisis. America is watching the president alternate between wringing his hands in helplessness and pointing his finger in blame when he should be solving the most pressing environmental problem America has faced in the past...
  • The Plight of Zimbabwe's Starving People

    03/12/2010 11:31:15 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 19 replies · 613+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th March 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    For us it is a saddening sight - a magnificent bull elephant struck down in his old age. But for the starving of Zimbabwe, it was little short of a miracle. The carcass provided a vital source of food, and hundreds of desperate villagers in the Gonarezhou National Park descended on the dead animal within minutes of its discovery. Using machetes, axes and knives made from tin cans they set upon the six-ton carcass, which was found deep in scrubland.
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    03/07/2010 9:51:34 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies · 173+ views
    Letters ^ | March 6, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    All are welcome Saturday 6th March 2010 Dear Family and Friends, They say that a picture speaks a thousand words and the one I picked up on the roadside this morning certainly did. I'm not generally in the habit of picking up litter on public roads but this was different. It was the remains of a poster that had been torn off a street light pole. From the scraps of bright coloured paper left clinging to a number of other poles, it was obvious that a line of the same posters had all been torn down recently. I had travelled...
  • Carter Art, Wine Among Items on Auction Block at Winter Fundraiser

    02/11/2010 2:26:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 406+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2010
    Anybody looking to put the final touches on their collection of Jimmy Carter memorabilia will have the chance at the end of the month, when all things Jimmy will be put up for auction. Anybody looking to put the final touches on their collection of Jimmy Carter memorabilia will have the chance at the end of the month, when all things Jimmy will be put up for auction. The auction is a long-running tradition and this year will be held in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Feb. 27. The proceeds benefit the Carter Center, but the auction itself provides insight...
  • U.S. Social Security Will Go Bankrupt In 2010

    12/08/2009 10:18:57 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 3,229+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 12-8-2009 | Gary North
    U.S. Social Security Will Go Bankrupt In 2010 Economics / US Debt Dec 08, 2009 - 03:16 AM By: Gary North For the third time in my life, the Social Security System will go belly-up. The first time was in 1977 well, almost. To head off the bust, Jimmy Carter got Congress to pass a major FICA tax increase sorry, "contribution" increase in order to save Social Security. The rate would be hiked in phases from 2% to 6.15% (times two: employee and employer). He promised: "Now this legislation will guarantee that from 1980 to the year...
  • Helen Thomas: "Recalling Jody Powell"

    10/30/2009 2:00:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1,583+ views ^ | 28 Oct 09 | The legendary HELEN THOMAS!!!
    WASHINGTON -- White House press secretaries often have a higher public profile than the president himself. They take the blows often meant for the president but they rarely get the bows. The passing of Jody Powell of a heart attack at the age of 65 brought back memories of his years as press secretary to President Jimmy Carter. Powell was like a son to Carter. So it was left to Carter to go to a nursing home to inform Jodys ailing mother that he had died Sept. 14 while gathering firewood at his Eastern Maryland home. Powell had been Carters...
  • VIDEO: Obama: I'm Busy With A Mop "Cleaning Up Somebody Else's Mess"

    10/16/2009 10:27:43 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 2,121+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 16, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    OBAMA: What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place. (Applause.) Another way of putting it is when, you know, I'm busy and Nancy busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess --- we don't want somebody sitting back saying, you're not holding the mop the right way. (Applause.) Why don't you grab a mop, why don't you help clean up. (Applause.) You're not mopping fast enough. (Laughter.) That's a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause.)...
  • Make mine malaise (The attempt to rehabilitate Jimmy Carter)

    07/20/2009 6:11:06 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 19 replies · 728+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2009 | Steven Hayward
    More than a few observers have pointed out that President Obama and the Democrats in Congress seem determined to repeat the errors of the 1970s by returning to inflationary spending, tax increases, auto company bailouts and cuts to the defense budget while coddling dictators who hate America....So it was inevitable that this recycling effort would get around to attempting the most brazen rehabilitation of all: Jimmy Carter was a visionary president!...It was 30 years ago this month that Mr. Carter reached the nadir of his presidency with his famous "malaise" speech in which he criticized the American people for their...
  • Matthews Commemorates 'Prophet' Jimmy Carter's 'Malaise' Speech (unbelievable arrogance and elitism)

    07/15/2009 6:23:23 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 624+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 15, 2009 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Leave it to Chris Matthews, a former speechwriter to Jimmy Carter, to actually commemorate the 30th anniversary of the former president's infamous "malaise" speech. On Wednesday's "Hardball," Matthews invited on his former bosses from the Carter White House, former speechwriter and now New Yorker senior editor Hendrick Hertzberg and former aide Gerald Rafshoon to mark the event and claim that Carter was vindicated by history as Matthews proudly asserted Carter was "Dead on," about "putting on a sweater, lowering the thermostat," to solve the energy crisis. And Hertzberg did Matthews one better by proclaiming Carter a "prophet." CHRIS MATTHEWS: Rick...
  • Welcome Back, Carter (Obama's Malaise)

    07/14/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 11 replies · 1,148+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Thirty years after Jimmy Carter's malaise speech, we return to the days of rising joblessness, an unresponsive economy, deference to dictators, gutting the military and an energy policy tilting at windmills... As history repeats itself on the anniversary of the speech MSNBC's Chris Matthews wrote, we wonder if the "Hardball" host, who has worked for four Democratic politicians, is still getting tingles up his legs. The Democratic Party apparently has learned nothing in the past three decades. Will we see a return of the misery index? The only thing that's different is the sweater.
  • 'Hamas helping Iran crush dissent'

    06/20/2009 7:48:40 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 41 replies · 2,052+ views
    Palestinian Hamas members are helping the Iranian authorities crush street protests in support of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, two protesters told The Jerusalem Post On Tuesday. They made their allegations as rioting on a scale unseen in Iran for nearly a decade continued in the wake of the elections and the allegations that the results were falsified. The protests have now spread from Teheran to other major cities. Mousavi insisted on Tuesday that he would "protect" his supporters' votes "at all cost, even if I am at risk." Shouting from a car roof to a roaring crowd of...
  • Jimmy Carter-->The Man Who Gave Us Islamic Iran

    06/19/2009 12:29:34 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 717+ views
    Front Page Mag/The Lid ^ | 6/19/09 | The Lid
    Jimmeh Carter is the most unsuccessful president in the history of the United States of America. If it wasn't for Jimmy-boy malaise would not be a regular part of the political vernacular. If it wasn't for the peanut President the American culture would never heard of Billy Beer. But Carter's biggest contribution to the world is taking the west's best friend in the Muslim World and turning it into the fascist Islamic, soon to be nuclear Iran. And that is Jimmy Carter's legacy Not the books, or the anti-semetic diatribes, or even the Habitat for Humanity Houses in Florida that...
  • Caption Carter surrendering to Hamas

    06/16/2009 3:18:24 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 35 replies · 862+ views
    Former US President Jimmy Carter, center, gestures as he speaks to the media at the ruins of the American International School, which was destroyed during Israel's offensive in Gaza earlier this year, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Carter says he's trying to persuade Hamas leaders to accept the international community's conditions for ending its boycott of the Islamic militant group. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) is escorted by a bodyguard after crossing into Israel from Gaza at the Erez crossing June 16, 2009. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are being "treated more like animals...
  • Reza Pahlavi of Irans Statement on the Latest Developments in Iran

    06/13/2009 6:07:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies · 1,659+ views
    Reza ^ | June 13th, 2009
    Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Today the world is witnessing the demonstrated anger of millions of Iranians against a regime that denies their most basic rights, including the right to choose leaders who could improve their abysmal condition. There is no exit from this condition, so long as one man appropriates onto himself the power of god and controls the judiciary, the media, the security forces and, through direct and indirect appointees dictates the only candidates claiming to represent an impoverished and disenfranchised people. Today I stand united with my fellow Iranians and call for the end of the Islamic Republic,...
  • The Iranian Circus III (Michael Ledeen)

    06/13/2009 9:21:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 816+ views
    Iran doesnt have elections, it has circuses, and this was proven once again on Friday, when the regime announced that Ahmadinezhad had been retainedcall him landslide Mahmoud pleaseas president of the Islamic Republic. So much for the remarks of various pundits claiming that Iran was some sort of democracy. There isnt a single educated Iranian who thinks that the official numbers represent anything more than a brazen insult to the opponents of the regime. Supreme Leader Khamenei rubbed it in when he called the outcome divine, but the subtlety was no doubt lost on American commentators, who were mostly concerned...
  • What Happened to the Ban on Assault Weapons?(Jimmuh Carter)

    04/27/2009 7:46:42 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 97 replies · 2,441+ views
    New York Times ^ | 26 April 2009 | Jimmuh Carter
    THE evolution in public policy concerning the manufacture, sale and possession of semiautomatic assault weapons like AK-47s, AR-15s and Uzis has been very disturbing. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and I all supported a ban on these formidable firearms, and one was finally passed in 1994. When the 10-year ban was set to expire, many police organizations including 1,100 police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation called on Congress and President George W. Bush to renew and strengthen it. But with a wink from the White House, the gun lobby prevailed and the ban...
  • Obama Administration Wants Judge to Toss Iran Embassy Hostage Suit

    04/22/2009 12:25:40 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 99 replies · 2,593+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit against Iran filed by Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran 30 years ago. The request comes in a $6.6 billion class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. Fifty-two American diplomats and military officials were held captive for more than a year at the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency by a group of Islamist students who supported the Iranian revolution.
  • Islamic Revolution changed worlds political and power structure

    02/08/2009 6:51:02 AM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies · 1,038+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2009
    TEHRAN The Supreme Leader said on Saturday that the Islamic Revolution changed the political and power landscape in the world. The Islamic Revolution turned the Iranian nation into a determined, powerful, dignified and influential nation in the world with voting rights, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large group of Air Force commanders and staff ahead of February 10 celebrations which marks the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The meeting with the Supreme Leader is held every year to appreciate the key role of the Air Force in the victory of revolution in 1979. The Leader pointed to the determining...
  • Two Kinds Of People In The Electorate

    02/03/2009 4:05:04 PM PST · by HD1200 · 15 replies · 741+ views
    Found on the internet: There are two kinds of people in the Electorate: 1. People who remember how horrible the Jimmy Carter years were. 2. People who are about to find out. To be fair to Carter, though, he got off to a better start.
  • Jimmy Carter tag has Obama wincing

    01/31/2009 2:44:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 2,150+ views
    Jimmy Carter tag has Obama wincing Republicans are pinning their hopes of revival on painting the president as naive abroad and wasteful at home Sarah Baxter, Washington LESS than two weeks into his administration, President Barack Obama is being portrayed by opponents as a new Jimmy Carter - weak at home and naive abroad - in an attempt to dim his post-election glow and ensure that he serves only one term. The charge has stung because it was made privately by Hillary Clinton supporters during a hard-fought primary campaign and plays to fears about Obamas inexperience. He is engaged in...
  • Michael Medved to interview Jimmy Carter today

    01/30/2009 12:12:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies · 2,349+ views
    KRLA 870 AM - Los Angeles ^ | January 30, 2009
    Michael Medved has said that he will interview Jimmy Carter on today's show. He has consistently called Carter "The Worthless One". He has repeatedly dared Carter to come on his show. Apparently, Carter has accepted. It will occur in the second or third hour. Medved's show has just begun. It runs from 3-6 Eastern, noon-3 Pacific. Hopefully, this will come off. If you aren't near a radio, and wish to listen, click the link and then click the LISTEN LIVE button.