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(USA Today)   Man Of Constant Sorrow: Jimmy Carter to speak by video at Democratic National Convention, he'll remind Americans that sometimes one term in office is enough   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 93
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2012-08-07 11:36:41 AM  
 
2012-08-07 11:46:45 AM  
I've got mad respect for Carter as a former president. He pretty much set the bar for everyone who follows, and it's sad that so few have even tried to do anything similar since leaving office.
 
2012-08-07 11:48:37 AM  
remember when reagan cut a deal with the iranians to keep our hostages until after the election and to release them on inauguration day? yeah, that reagan was a saint, i tell you! not like that carter, who dared to do things like tell the truth!
 
2012-08-07 11:57:43 AM  
In these days of politicians touting their religion to appease the religious right, its a good time to contrast Bush and Reagan, who rarely attended church, with Jimmy Carter, who was a constant churchgoer who quietly taught Sunday school for most of his adult life.

Church attendance doesn't mean a damn thing to me, but you'd think it would make a difference to people who are base their choice for president on a candidate's religion.
 
2012-08-07 11:58:59 AM  

FlashHarry: remember when reagan cut a deal with the iranians to keep our hostages until after the election and to release them on inauguration day? yeah, that reagan was a saint, i tell you! not like that carter, who dared to do things like tell the truth!


Or when Reagan sold weapons to those same dudes in order to fund an invasion of Nicaragua?
 
2012-08-07 12:01:10 PM  
interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...
 
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2012-08-07 12:07:59 PM  

FlashHarry: interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...


He could remind them that sometimes zero terms are enough.
 
2012-08-07 12:15:21 PM  

FlashHarry: interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...


Either Bush, really. Maybe the whole "read my lips..." thing still stings a bit.
 
2012-08-07 12:17:10 PM  
dear Subby,

This is not one of those times.
 
2012-08-07 12:18:37 PM  

FlashHarry: interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...


Well how can I
Forget you Bush
When there's always Karl Rove there to remind me
Always Cheney there to remind me
You were dumb and evil
And we will never be free
We'll never shake the GOP
 
2012-08-07 12:38:36 PM  
Carter- put a sweater on that.

Remember the misery index? I do.
 
2012-08-07 12:41:34 PM  

FlashHarry: interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...


I don't know why not. In both policies and advisers, Romney is shooting for Bush administration #3. He might as well go whole hog. I bet Dubya would bring down the house and the delusion would be complete.
 
2012-08-07 12:45:32 PM  

Vodka Zombie: FlashHarry: remember when reagan cut a deal with the iranians to keep our hostages until after the election and to release them on inauguration day? yeah, that reagan was a saint, i tell you! not like that carter, who dared to do things like tell the truth!

Or when Reagan sold weapons to those same dudes in order to fund an invasion of Nicaragua?


Or when Reagan funded Al-Qaida?

Carter started the craft beer movement when he allowed homebrewing. He's a saint in my eyes.
 
2012-08-07 12:59:19 PM  

FlashHarry: remember when reagan cut a deal with the iranians to keep our hostages until after the election and to release them on inauguration day? yeah, that reagan was a saint, i tell you! not like that carter, who dared to do things like tell the truth!


Shhh, the American public never wants to hear the truth. It prefers to hear what it wants to hear.
 
2012-08-07 01:04:40 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I've got mad respect for Carter as a former president. He pretty much set the bar for everyone who follows, and it's sad that so few have even tried to do anything similar since leaving office.


Agreed. He is the gold standard. He'd be better if he would shut his hole about the Jews.
 
2012-08-07 01:09:45 PM  
Republicans will go NUTS over this. Of course all that does is remind people that the GOP is for old people who actually give a crap about Carter.
 
2012-08-07 01:28:00 PM  
I always thought Carter got a bum rap for his time as president.
 
2012-08-07 01:33:29 PM  
www.fugly.com

/because it makes me smile
 
2012-08-07 02:05:41 PM  
Jimmy Carter's sweater kicked my dad's dog and stole $20 off the dresser.
 
2012-08-07 02:05:55 PM  
I wonder if there's any deliberate contrast between Reagan and Romney. Nah, too subtle...
 
2012-08-07 02:06:39 PM  

EnviroDude: Carter- put a sweater on that.

Remember the misery index? I do.


We do too. It increases every time you show up in a thread.

Also- tired, you sound.
 
2012-08-07 02:07:30 PM  

tricycleracer: Jimmy Carter's sweater kicked my dad's dog and stole $20 off the dresser.


Jimmy Carter's sweater raped EnviroDude's mother and then ate her last KitKat.
 
2012-08-07 02:08:13 PM  
I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.
 
2012-08-07 02:09:57 PM  
Is this going to be like when they trot out Ali at all the sporting events and I get all depressed because it's clear he doesn't know where he is or why he's there? Carter has to be in his 90s by now.
 
2012-08-07 02:10:42 PM  

farkityfarker: I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.


W's two terms count as H.W.'s 2nd and 3rd term.
 
2012-08-07 02:11:12 PM  
Carter started the 401k; Romney has $100m in his... system works.
 
2012-08-07 02:11:28 PM  

tricycleracer: farkityfarker: I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.

W's two terms count as H.W.'s 2nd and 3rd term.


And we're now shooting for a 4th. God Help Us.
 
2012-08-07 02:14:03 PM  
Lost Thought 00: Is this going to be like when they trot out Ali at all the sporting events and I get all depressed because it's clear he doesn't know where he is or why he's there? Carter has to be in his 90s by now.

Nope. He's old, but he's still sharp.
 
2012-08-07 02:15:05 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Carter has to be in his 90s by now.


Close. He'll turn 88 in October.
 
2012-08-07 02:16:56 PM  
secularnewsdaily.s3.amazonaws.com

It'll be just like 1979!
 
2012-08-07 02:18:09 PM  

History lesson for conservatives: Jimmy Carter addressed the 2008 convention. We still won. bit.ly/OJIw3r

- billscher (@billscher) August 7, 2012
 
2012-08-07 02:19:18 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-07 02:19:54 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: FlashHarry: interesting, too, that the dems are inviting their living presidents. i wonder why the GOP isn't inviting dubya to speak. it's almost as if they don't want to remind people about him...

Either Bush, really. Maybe the whole "read my lips..." thing still stings a bit.


Also, Bush Sr. outwardly loathed the "religious right", having battled Pat Robertson in the Primaries. He refered to them as the "extra chromosome crowd", and later had to apologize.
 
2012-08-07 02:20:08 PM  

coeyagi: tricycleracer: farkityfarker: I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.

W's two terms count as H.W.'s 2nd and 3rd term.

And we're now shooting for a 4th. God Help Us.


5th.
 
2012-08-07 02:21:49 PM  

Ned Stark: coeyagi: tricycleracer: farkityfarker: I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.

W's two terms count as H.W.'s 2nd and 3rd term.

And we're now shooting for a 4th. God Help Us.

5th.


4th.

dailydish.typepad.com
 
2012-08-07 02:23:18 PM  

tricycleracer: farkityfarker: I love how Republicans like to pretend that Jimmy Carter was the most recent President to fail to win re-election.

W's two terms count as H.W.'s 2nd and 3rd term.


It's kinda weird, because Dubya actually filled his cabinet with all of his father's political enemies. Bush Sr was a moderate guy in politics and temperament, and didn't alienate many in or out of his party, but he and Rumsfeld hated each other. Bush Sr. also hated the religious right, but that was the first contingent Duyba courted.
 
2012-08-07 02:25:52 PM  
Guinea Worm

Jimmy Carter has led the first eradication of a human parasite. What species have you killed off lately subby?
 
2012-08-07 02:26:12 PM  
Wouldn't that be a lovely world, where spending was the only metric that mattered?

Hell, it smattering at all would be nice what with all the attention it receives.
 
2012-08-07 02:26:35 PM  

HulkHands: Vodka Zombie: FlashHarry: remember when reagan cut a deal with the iranians to keep our hostages until after the election and to release them on inauguration day? yeah, that reagan was a saint, i tell you! not like that carter, who dared to do things like tell the truth!

Or when Reagan sold weapons to those same dudes in order to fund an invasion of Nicaragua?

Or when Reagan funded Al-Qaida?

Carter started the craft beer movement when he allowed homebrewing. He's a saint in my eyes.


THIS
 
2012-08-07 02:28:43 PM  

Ned Stark: Wouldn't that be a lovely world, where spending was the only metric that mattered?

Hell, it smattering at all would be nice what with all the attention it receives.


Then maybe you should direct the GOP machine to stop saying it does. You'd do that, wouldn't you?

I mean, you were right there in their ear in 2011 telling them the debt ceiling fight was retarded, right? SURE YOU WERE!
 
2012-08-07 02:31:11 PM  
Remember how Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House to increase public awareness of alternative energy, and Reagan took them down for no good reason?

Man, Carter was such an asshole.
 
2012-08-07 02:32:44 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Republicans will go NUTS over this. Of course all that does is remind people that the GOP is for old people who actually give a crap about Carter.


One sentence has them whining about liberal anything bringing up Bush. The next sentence they then bring up Carter.

They want to make their own 'debate' rules, fine, but could they farking follow their own rules for once?
 
2012-08-07 02:33:53 PM  
I'll just leave this here....

Link
 
2012-08-07 02:34:19 PM  
Yes cue the Carter apologists. Unfortunately for Carter, the truth has no place in politics and he learned that the hard way, and unfortunately we have all suffered since.
 
2012-08-07 02:34:45 PM  

coeyagi: Ned Stark: Wouldn't that be a lovely world, where spending was the only metric that mattered?

Hell, it smattering at all would be nice what with all the attention it receives.

Then maybe you should direct the GOP machine to stop saying it does. You'd do that, wouldn't you?

I mean, you were right there in their ear in 2011 telling them the debt ceiling fight was retarded, right? SURE YOU WERE!


Yeah. Well I was saying it on the internet anyway dunno if that counts as in their ear, but whatevs.

Not sure why you think a bunch of clown car randians and Jesus freaks would latency to me though.
 
2012-08-07 02:36:15 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I've got mad respect for Carter as a former president. He pretty much set the bar for everyone who follows, and it's sad that so few have even tried to do anything similar since leaving office.


Yeah, he did a great job propping up those crooked elections in Venezuela, and he's had a lot of eally great things to say about Israel, right? I give him props for his charity work, but I don't see much good about him beyond that. Between his Blame America First World Tour, and his bashing of the sitting President, I don't find much to there to respect or admire.
 
2012-08-07 02:36:48 PM  

Ned Stark: coeyagi: Ned Stark: Wouldn't that be a lovely world, where spending was the only metric that mattered?

Hell, it smattering at all would be nice what with all the attention it receives.

Then maybe you should direct the GOP machine to stop saying it does. You'd do that, wouldn't you?

I mean, you were right there in their ear in 2011 telling them the debt ceiling fight was retarded, right? SURE YOU WERE!

Yeah. Well I was saying it on the internet anyway dunno if that counts as in their ear, but whatevs.

Not sure why you think a bunch of clown car randians and Jesus freaks would latency to me though.


Ok, so, if you aren't shilling for the right, you think Obama is actually an extension of Bush. Pretty much only in his display of military willpower to take out terrorists, and even then Bush was more talk than action. I imagine your "other metrics" are at the tip of your fingers as I write this.
 
2012-08-07 02:37:59 PM  

soia: Yes cue the Carter apologists. Unfortunately for Carter, the truth has no place in politics and he learned that the hard way, and unfortunately we have all suffered since.


Carter marked the post Watergate moment when the American Public collectively just said "Fark It, The World is too scary and indimidating. I don't even want to know the truth anymore" and replaced him with (quite literally) a professional liar and make believe pretender.
 
2012-08-07 02:45:22 PM  

coeyagi: Ned Stark: coeyagi: Ned Stark: Wouldn't that be a lovely world, where spending was the only metric that mattered?

Hell, it smattering at all would be nice what with all the attention it receives.

Then maybe you should direct the GOP machine to stop saying it does. You'd do that, wouldn't you?

I mean, you were right there in their ear in 2011 telling them the debt ceiling fight was retarded, right? SURE YOU WERE!

Yeah. Well I was saying it on the internet anyway dunno if that counts as in their ear, but whatevs.

Not sure why you think a bunch of clown car randians and Jesus freaks would latency to me though.

Ok, so, if you aren't shilling for the right, you think Obama is actually an extension of Bush. Pretty much only in his display of military willpower to take out terrorists, and even then Bush was more talk than action. I imagine your "other metrics" are at the tip of your fingers as I write this.


Oh, Obama certainly is more competent than bush at stuff like waging imperial wars and cracking down on whistle blowers. And saber waving at Iran.

Im not really sure that's something I'd call a win though.
 
2012-08-07 02:46:09 PM  

spman: Yeah, he did a great job propping up those crooked elections in Venezuela, and he's had a lot of eally great things to say about Israel, right? I give him props for his charity work, but I don't see much good about him beyond that


Well he didn't invade two countries for no reason and no major terror attacks happened on our soil during his watch. So there's that.
 
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