Having heard Jimmy Carter's mush-mouthed accusations of "RRRRRACISM!" on the radio this morning, I think Mickey has it exactly right:
Instant reaction: Kiss of Death. Gift to the GOPs. Remember the Carter era of smug moralizing? Anyone want to go back to that? ... P.S.: A good example of how, if the MSM wants to tilt against the Republicans, it's often too wedded to its own conventions--e.g., the desire to 'make news' with an ex-Pres.--to be effective. ... No sophisticated campaign propagandist would say, "OK, let's throw Jimmy Carter at them. They'll be reeling!"
For everybody old enough to remember what life was like under Jimmy's stupefying mixture of sophomoric self-righteousness, boundless naivete and gobsmacking incompetence, shoving Mr. Peanut back under the spotlight in his bitter dotage does nothing to help Obama, who's been looking like Carter II since a few hours after his inauguration.
And for those too young to remember history's greatest monster (thanks, Glenn), Jimmah's empty slander is just another sign of the unbecoming moral vanity at the heart of the modern Left, to say nothing of its overweening intolerance for any hint of dissent. People know good and well that being opposed to socialized medicine or trillion-dollar deficits doesn't make them racist. Calling them ugly names isn't going to make them cower away in fear--it's going to make them more convinced than ever that they're in the right.
A lot of folks, myself included, been saying that Obama looks like Carter II since pretty early in 2008.ReplyDelete
As a Democrat, I am not pleaased with Obama's performance. It seems like he's losing the left AND right of my party (not to mention the GOP). This man was a stunning orator who didn't hsve enough experience to do the job. He's learning as he goes along. If all were right in my world, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be President, and Obama would still be the junior Senator from Illinois.ReplyDelete
Stunning orator? I think he's overrated. But I agree with you about HRC.ReplyDelete
Exactly. All summer, as Reid, Pelosi, Obama, many other Democrat politicians and their puppets in the media have been calling 68-year-old Democrat Grmndmas expressing their fears at town halls "Astroturf," "evil," "Nazis" and tools of the insurance industry, I have wondered something. Doesn't it occur to them that the town hall attendees know it isn't true? And doesn't it occur to them that all these people, having seen the Dems lie about them, will now expect that they are lying about...well, everything? Now, the same people are calling everyone who disagrees with Obama racist. Doesn't it occur to them that most of these people know they are NOT racist and that calling them that is not going to win them over in any way? So, I wonder what they could be thinking. But then, maybe that is my problem. Maybe they are not thinking, but simply regurgitating the silly stuff they actually believe in their cloistered little world where no one deviates from the party line.ReplyDelete
I also loved Carter's contention that our president deserves respect and dignity, even if you disagree with him. That's right, Jimmy, and you have set such a good example of that the last 8 years (and more) haven't you?
Not only does calling people names and declaring them racist make the Democrats seem dishonest, it also insults and angers people worse than they already are.ReplyDelete
Obama looked like Carter well before the election, to anyone paying attention to his actual views instead of his campaign promises. But the scary thing is he is now sort of Carter mixed with the worst qualities of FDR. Depression II, here we come. I'm not sure McCain would have done any better on a lot of these issues, or even that Hillary would do all that great, but I think Hillary has ample sense and experience to have steered clear of Obama's mistakes. And if she did try to cram through a health care overhaul again, she'd take the reins and try to compromise on some key issues instead of letting Pelosi & Co. create a kilopage tangle of fail. This is the difference between a shrewd politician and a good speaker people desperately want to like.ReplyDelete
(I just wanted to say how much I love the phrase "kilopage tangle of fail".)ReplyDelete
"...create a kilopage tangle of fail."ReplyDelete
OK, I'm stealing that one (though I will add a hyphen to avoid copyright litigation).
You may disagree with Christopher Hitchens on some matters, but if you want a rollicking good and oh-SO-deserved owning of the fathomlessly contemptible Djimmah Carter, read this link. It’s rich, fudgy goodness, and I love linking to it every time this pusbag opens his sanctimonious gob-smackingly inept mouth.ReplyDelete
(To spread the good word, just tell people to google “Hitchens+peanut envy”)
I first saw Carter speak in November 1975 at the NY State dem Convention, and couldn't believe the complete hogwash he spouted. A year later, he became president. He has not changed, except to become a very nasty old man.ReplyDelete
the Dems have really descended into the sewer. I wrote something up on this at http://oceanaris.wordpress.com
Frankly, my worry is not that Obama is James Earl Carter II but a mix of Jimmy Carter's inexperience (and his mean streak), FDR's bad ideas, and Richard Nixon's paranoia about "enemies". A paranoid with a mean streak who gets upset when his bad ideas don't go anywhere is just flat out dangerous.ReplyDelete
All that Obama drama of "We will call you out" and instructions to his minions to "Get in their faces" kind'a backfired on himself. Weasels with glass jaws shouldn't throw challenges, eh?ReplyDelete
Jimmy Carter, the father of modern Iran.ReplyDelete