Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hope Springs Eternal: Jimmy Carter

Just when you thought that no man could possibly beat out Barack Obama for the title of worst president ever, up pops Jimmy Carter!

Here is how Brett Michael Dykes started out his blog post for the Yahoo News Upshot Team:
"Since leaving the White House some 30 years ago, former President Jimmy Carter has, for the most part, steered clear of controversy. He's won a fair amount of attention for building houses with Habitat for Humanity, and for the occasional foray into post-presidential diplomacy."
Are you kidding me? This is the clown who took it upon himself to go to North Korea during the nuclear crisis of 1994, which resulted in the US transferring nuclear reactor technology and equipment to the North Korean's in exchange for their very valuable 'commitment' to dismantle their nuclear program. In fact he announced a treaty agreement on CNN without prior permission from the Clinton administration, and he did this to intentionally force the hand of the sitting president and congress. Now the Korean's clearly have a number of nuclear devices, and are sending their own nuclear reactor experts to Syria and Iran, and firing test missiles over Japan and out to Hawaii. Worked out pretty sweet, didn't it Jimmy? You see Jim, this is why you didn't win re-election.
"No longer. With a new book, "White House Diary," hitting the shelves, Carter seems to be everywhere, waging a full-scale media blitz."
Oh yes, it's another round of inane commentary by the worst president in living memory.
Carter made news for remarks during an interview with Brian Williams that aired Monday on the "NBC Nightly News." Carter told Williams that the humanitarian work he's performed through his foundation means that his post-presidency career has been "superior" to that of other former presidents.
Far superior to other presidents. Jimmy is also by far our most humble of presidents.
"I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents'," Carter said. "Primarily because of the activism and the -- and the injection of working at the Carter Center and in international affairs, and to some degree, domestic affairs, on energy conservation, on -- on environment, and things of that kind. We're right in the midst of the -- of the constant daily debate."
Should you be? You are no longer president, Mr. Carter. Should you not allow the current president to exercise his duly elected office without you looking over his shoulder?

And what is it with Democrat presidents? Not only can you not get rid of this Carter guy, but Clinton as well. Everytime you turn around one of these guys is pushing his mug onto camera. Sheesh.
Asked by Jon Stewart whether the direction the country's headed in gives him hope, Carter replied flatly, "No."
What a peach.
"Things have gone downhill, I think, in the last few years with the polarization of our country," Carter said. "With the evolution of a new kind of politics, with the birth of Fox News, which now distorts everything rather than telling the truth."
Fox News? You look at Fox News and find that is the source of polarization? Fox News is a news source. But today there are lots of news sources. News sources are not polarizing the country, Mr. Carter. The fact that we have sources other than Walter Cronkite and the boys of the NYT and the big three, that's a good thing, Mr. President.
Carter also slipped in a couple of barbs aimed at the GOP's controversial candidate to fill Vice President Joe Biden's former Senate seat, Christine O'Donnell. He noted that even though he launched his national profile as an anti-Washington politician, he probably wouldn't be welcome within the tea party movement, since unlike O'Donnell, he has never "been involved with witchcraft," and added that as a young man he "was not 100 percent against" a certain act that O'Donnell is famous for targeting in her past political career. We'll leave the rest to your imagination.
Didn't this guy do an interview with Playboy magazine? What was it he was quoted as saying?
"I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.... This is something that God recognizes, that I will do and have done, and God forgives me for it."
That's great Jimmy.
"But that doesn't mean that I condemn someone who not only looks on a woman with lust but who leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock."
Well, don't condemn him, but recognize that it's wrong. However, let a young woman mention that lusting is a sinful thing to do, which is correct and supported by the Bible, well now that is a person you condemn out of hand and at whose expense you get a laugh. Please. Back to your Playboys, Jimmy.

Honestly, the guy gives me the creeps.

1 comment:

  1. Could you imagine George Bush saying

    "I feel my role as former president is superior to that of other presidents, primarily because of my activism and the injection of my work through the Bush Center into international affairs and to some extent domestic issues - I've placed myself smack dab in the middle of the daily debate"

    Sheesh. Jimmy Carter is driven by the fact that he is perceived (correctly) as the least competent president in memory. He might have had some relief on that score if things had been different, and we could view his presidency in comparison to the Gore presidency, or the Kerry presidency, or heaven help us, the Mondale presidency or (gasp) the Dukakis presidency.

    But that's the breaks, Jimmy. The thing to do once you give up the office of the presidency is to quietly remove yourself from the public debate. That would be the gracious thing to do. But we don't see that from Carter, or Clinton, nor would we have from any of those others.