Monday, July 18, 2011

Jimmy Carter Redux

On the anniversary of Jimmy Carter's Malaise speech, what better opportunity to compare and contrast our great leaders from the Democrat party? Here are the back to back sound bites, as compiled by Laura Ingraham:

Jimmy Carter: The people are looking for honest answers, not easy answers.

Barack Obama: We cannot rely on quick fixes or easy answers.


Jimmy: Not politics as usual.

Barry: We are tired of business as usual.


Jimmy: You often see a balanced approach that demands sacrifice.

Barry: A balanced way where everybody's sacrificing a little bit.


Jimmy: A little sacrifice from everyone.

Barry: We need shared sacrifice.


Jimmy: Congress must enact the windfall profits tax without delay.

Barry: If the wealthiest among us are willing to give up a little bit more, then we can solve this problem.


Jimmy: I'm asking you to take no unnecessary trips.

Barry: Don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas.


Jimmy: To use carpools or public transportation whenever you can.

Barry: We can't drive our SUVs.


Jimmy: And to set your thermostats to save fuel.

Barry: We can't keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.


Jimmy: I do not promise a quick way out of our nation's problems.

Barry: I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix to our economic problems.


Jimma: There are no short-term solutions.

Barre: There aren't going to be a lot of great short-term solutions to this problem.


Jimmy: There is simply no way to avoid sacrifice.

Barry: We are going to have to ask everybody to sacrifice.

How come when a Democrat is in charge it is an unsolvable national crisis? Well Barry, if you want to start talking about the sacrifice we get to enjoy now that you're our president, how about leading by example? Take a break from all the vacations. Tell the wife to cut the safaris and trips to Spain and all that. Give the golf game a break. And while you are at it, try doing something that will free up the economy, and quit crushing our kid's future.

With a hat tip to Laura Ingraham.


  1. Two men who don't believe in American exceptionalism. Not that I'm into being wasteful - my dad sets the heat at 62 in the winter - but that should be a personal family choice, not one imposed on us because the federal government gobbles up all of our money, restricts energy production, and leeches off us. Sacrifice because we're fighting Hitler? Sign me, and every American, up. Sacrifice so that Obama can pay off his union cronies, Wall Street buddies, and have Michelle jaunt around Europe - to hell with that!

  2. Exactly.

    No concept that their policies are hindering the success of the people. No acceptance of responsibility. Just a pitch that Americans must fuel the government regardless of how burdensome that may be, and an assumption that to do so is the fair portion for the people. Strangely, they themselves clearly do not see that their own lives should be impacted by the sacrifice they are so quick to hand off to the American public. Tiresome is how Jill at Pundit and Pundette characterized this guy, and she's on the money.

    Thanks for your comment Roxeanne.