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(Washington Examiner)   Jimmy Carter named the most trusted politician in the country. All the rest are pretty much tied for last   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 146
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2013-05-09 08:09:57 AM
"Most trusted politician" = "best Cubs relief pitcher"

Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked? Nah.

In other news...how in fark is Noam Chomsky at #20?
 
2013-05-09 08:35:51 AM
If a man tells you a story about an attack rabbit, you gotta believe everything he says.
 
2013-05-09 08:45:49 AM

Gulper Eel:
In other news...how in fark is Noam Chomsky at #20?



He should be a lot higher.
 
2013-05-09 09:40:51 AM
The top 4 most trusted people are actors.

That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.
 
2013-05-09 09:40:53 AM

Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?


Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.
 
2013-05-09 09:41:11 AM

wambu: If a man tells you a story about an attack rabbit, you gotta believe everything he says.


Yeah, that is a man who doesn't know either how or when to lie.
 
2013-05-09 09:41:13 AM
Article lost me at "newsie".
 
2013-05-09 09:41:49 AM
He's the only one alive that actually told merkins what they didn't want to hear.
 
2013-05-09 09:42:18 AM
In before someone calls him the least trust worthy because he wrote "Peace Not Apartheid"
 
2013-05-09 09:42:55 AM
Headline:  "Poll: Carter most trusted politician; Matt Lauer least trusted network newsie"

FTA:  "Co-host Savannah Guthrie came in at No. 85 and Lauer was No. 87. But he beat cable favorite Shepard Smith, anchor of "The Fox Report," who was dead last."

?
 
2013-05-09 09:43:53 AM

rufus-t-firefly: That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.


Maybe it's because they're honest about the fact they're pretending to be someone else...unlike politicians...who pretend to be something they're not until they get elected.  Ironic, isn't it?
 
2013-05-09 09:44:46 AM
Even my Glenn Beck,Fox News,teabagger sister respects and likes Carter. Then again she met him while working with Habitat for Humanity.
 
2013-05-09 09:45:09 AM

EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.


He is still eligible for a second term. Let's give Grover Cleveland a run for his money on historical trivia!
 
2013-05-09 09:46:30 AM

rufus-t-firefly: The top 4 most trusted people are actors.

That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.


American exceptionalism: It's what's for breakfast.
 
2013-05-09 09:46:53 AM

rufus-t-firefly: The top 4 most trusted people are actors.

That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.


Sometimes they even wear makeup and costumes to alter their appearance. And we trust them?
 
2013-05-09 09:47:27 AM
Carter is a great man and has devoted his life to making the world a better place for those who need help the most. A true Christ-like Christian. A rare bird in these times.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:52 AM

Gulper Eel: In other news...how in fark is Noam Chomsky at #20?


We "trust" that he wants to destroy America.
 
2013-05-09 09:48:25 AM

EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.


Hey now!  Jimmy Carter...well he talked to paranoid and anti-American regimes instead of just bombing them!  That's terrible executiving!

Or something.

Only thing I really know Carter shouldn't have done was embrace and politicize the churches.  He unwittingly set the stage for the Christian coalition.
 
2013-05-09 09:49:55 AM
Carter sucked. But no more than any other President.
 
2013-05-09 09:50:21 AM
The rest tied for last? Not so.

I trust Cantor, Issa, Ryan, and a number of others. I trust them to put party before country and to maintain their laser-like focus on "we hates the Obama, we HATES it."

I trust Biden to try to stand up for the right thing and then get run over like a penny on a train track.

I trust Boehner to be Biden's evil counterpart, trying to rob from the poor to give to the rich, but also flailing ineffectually.

I trust Obama to talk a big game and then "compromise" by giving in at the last minute, giving his opponents between 95 and 110% of what they wanted. I trust that he will then proclaim it victory.

If any of these people deviates from these patterns, I will be sincerely surprised.
 
2013-05-09 09:50:56 AM
Carter does not even trust the other living Presidents, he will not stand too close to them.

www.huffingtonpost.com

And they don't trust him either. They didn't bother to tell him about the dress code.
 
2013-05-09 09:52:03 AM

flucto: Gulper Eel: In other news...how in fark is Noam Chomsky at #20?

We "trust" that he wants to destroy America.


How could a cunning linguist destroy America?
 
2013-05-09 09:52:21 AM
That's why he was voted out, nobody likes a scold.
 
2013-05-09 09:54:04 AM

EyeballKid: It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein


You do know our involvement with Hussein and the mujahedeen (Crazy Sammy's precursors) began in 1979, don't you?
 
2013-05-09 09:54:52 AM
A 101-page slideshow? You've got to be farking kidding
 
2013-05-09 09:55:33 AM

TheBigJerk: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Hey now!  Jimmy Carter...well he talked to paranoid and anti-American regimes instead of just bombing them!  That's terrible executiving!

Or something.

Only thing I really know Carter shouldn't have done was embrace and politicize the churches.  He unwittingly set the stage for the Christian coalition.


graphics8.nytimes.com
He opened what doors?


He started what?

1.bp.blogspot.com
I think someone might have a bad memory
www.ordinary-gentlemen.com
You know I can't believe this symbiotic relationship goes this far back
 
2013-05-09 09:55:34 AM

EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.


Remember when inflation was 15%?  good time, good times
Remember gas rationing?  good times, good times
 
2013-05-09 09:56:25 AM
This proves nothing other than the people who read Reader's Digest are morons.
 
2013-05-09 09:59:06 AM

ManRay: rufus-t-firefly: The top 4 most trusted people are actors.

That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.

Sometimes they even wear makeup and costumes to alter their appearance. And we trust them?


The most trusted person in America:

lindachorney.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-09 10:00:01 AM
It's not surprising at all. He's well known for his humanitarian efforts.

If nothing else, you can look at the comments on that article and know that he's a good person that did the right things if those people hate him.
 
2013-05-09 10:00:23 AM

slayer199: rufus-t-firefly: That's right - people whose careers are based on pretending to be other people are the most trusted.

Maybe it's because they're honest about the fact they're pretending to be someone else...unlike politicians...who pretend to be something they're not until they get elected.  Ironic, isn't it?


Tom Hanks pretended to be a war hero.

Disgusting.
 
2013-05-09 10:00:51 AM

wambu: If a man tells you a story about an attack rabbit, you gotta believe everything he says.


Came here to say this
 
2013-05-09 10:02:07 AM

Broktun: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Remember when inflation was 15%?  good time, good times
Remember gas rationing?  good times, good times


well here's the thing. inflation wasn't caused by Carter. It was there when he took over. and it was something that was natural because wages were also going up. (although not as fast as prices were because fuel was a large part of that)  He tried. but was thwarted by big business. they wanted a different deal. they wanted "free trade" on more stuff and from more countries. they wanted to send jobs overseas and quit paying Americans so much. In return they promised to bring down inflation. And Reagan let them do it. He also shifted the tax burden to the middle class and off the rich and corporations. to supplement the loss in revenue he borrowed a lot. then he spent like crazy on defense.
 
2013-05-09 10:02:20 AM
Carter -- bad President, maybe our best ex-President. Prolific author, statesman, charity worker. I really enjoy his writing, and he doesn't just hold a hammer for a photo-op -- he's actually doing the work. At least he was into his 70s, maybe not so much now.
 
2013-05-09 10:02:37 AM
cdn.uproxx.com

He's history's greatest monster!
 
2013-05-09 10:03:07 AM

God-is-a-Taco: It's not surprising at all. He's well known for his humanitarian efforts.

If nothing else, you can look at the comments on that article and know that he's a good person that did the right things if those people hate him.


I'll take a break from my Tom Hanks snark to say THIS.

Carter is a good Christian man, which should please conservatives. However, he actually lives by what Christ said about caring for others, so they hate him.
 
2013-05-09 10:03:29 AM

ManRay: Carter does not even trust the other living Presidents, he will not stand too close to them.

[www.huffingtonpost.com image 512x341]

And they don't trust him either. They didn't bother to tell him about the dress code.


I love how W is the only mother farker not looking at the camera
 
2013-05-09 10:03:42 AM
I absolutely trust Carter to be wrong about everything.
 
2013-05-09 10:05:37 AM

ChrisDe: Carter -- bad President, maybe our best ex-President. Prolific author, statesman, charity worker. I really enjoy his writing, and he doesn't just hold a hammer for a photo-op -- he's actually doing the work. At least he was into his 70s, maybe not so much now.


Here he is with a doctor treating guinea worm infestation:

www.tropika.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracunculiasis

Thanks to the Carter Center, it's almost eradicated.
 
2013-05-09 10:09:31 AM

Broktun: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Remember when inflation was 15%?  good time, good times
Remember gas rationing?  good times, good times


I'm so glad that President Obama is keeping inflation at its lowest levels since the 1930s.
 
2013-05-09 10:09:33 AM

Broktun: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Remember when inflation was 15%?  good time, good times
Remember gas rationing?  good times, good times


Remember when idiots thought those things were Carter's fault?
 
2013-05-09 10:11:11 AM
Carter wasn't a bad president. He was a victim of being undermined by corporate interests and some political espionage in Iran. Anyone find it amazing how they just up and released the hostages once Reagan was elected? Reagan whose VP just happened to have been one of the big guys in the CIA before that? Who had several interests and friends in the middle east and the US oil companies? He was also heavy into defense contracting too.  Who worked illegal weapons deals with Iran while in office under Reagan?
 
2013-05-09 10:12:22 AM

Inyego: I absolutely trust Carter to be wrong about everything.


"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children."

War is awesome and wonderful.

"I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over."

It's always time for racial discrimination!

"I believe there is complete equality between men and women. And I believe those passages in the New Testament, not by Jesus, but by Paul, that say women should not adorn themselves, they should always wear hats or color their hair in church - things like that - I think they are signs of the times and should not apply to modern-day life."

Women should be seen and not heard, and not wear jewelry or makeup.

"I don't think the Tea Party people are racist, except maybe a tiny portion of them."

Nope - every single one is racist.

How's that?
 
2013-05-09 10:12:47 AM
If there's something else I don't trust, it's this poll. No explanation of how it was conducted at the website: http://www.rd.com/trust What were the questions, who was asked, where did they live, etc.

If you browse through the website for the "Trust" poll, it reads more like something People magazine would put out, and the bias is evident in the way they describe some of the people mentioned. I might respect Tom Hanks for his acting ability, and some of his humanitarian efforts ... but trust? Rufus-t-firefly  got it right.
 
2013-05-09 10:13:38 AM

Headso: He's the only one alive that actually told merkins what they didn't want to hear.


Not true. Mondale said that taxes would have to go up, whether he or Reagan ended up President. Reagan lied and said they wouldn't, so he got elected (and raised taxes).
 
2013-05-09 10:16:30 AM

TheBigJerk: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Hey now!  Jimmy Carter...well he talked to paranoid and anti-American regimes instead of just bombing them!  That's terrible executiving!

Or something.

Only thing I really know Carter shouldn't have done was embrace and politicize the churches.  He unwittingly set the stage for the Christian coalition.


He also shouldn't have given sanctuary to the Shah of Iran.
 
2013-05-09 10:16:32 AM

PunGent: Broktun: EyeballKid: Gulper Eel: Carter may have been sanctimonious, incompetent, a micromanager, and a godawful judge of character in world leaders...but crooked?

Yeah, remember when he insinuated that fossil fuels might not last forever? Worse than Hitler.

It was definitely an upgrade to replace him with the failed actor who would arm Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein while driving the deficit (which Republicans didn't care about then, for some strange reason) to astronomical depths.

Thanks again, Baby Boomers.

Remember when inflation was 15%?  good time, good times
Remember gas rationing?  good times, good times

Remember when idiots thought those things were Carter's fault?


Exactly.

It is never a Democrat president's fault.

All bad things are Republican president's fault.

Tech bust:  George Bush destroyed the economy.

Kind of like when
 
2013-05-09 10:17:16 AM

Headso: ManRay: Carter does not even trust the other living Presidents, he will not stand too close to them.

[www.huffingtonpost.com image 512x341]

And they don't trust him either. They didn't bother to tell him about the dress code.

I love how W is the only mother farker not looking at the camera


Take a closer look at Carter. He's looking off to his right. What's your point?
 
2013-05-09 10:19:21 AM

ManRay: Carter does not even trust the other living Presidents, he will not stand too close to them.



And they don't trust him either. They didn't bother to tell him about the dress code.


Damn Bush looks like a tool in that picture. Did someone just throw a ball? Why is he not looking at the photographer?
 
2013-05-09 10:19:47 AM

Road Rash: Headso: ManRay: Carter does not even trust the other living Presidents, he will not stand too close to them.

[www.huffingtonpost.com image 512x341]

And they don't trust him either. They didn't bother to tell him about the dress code.

I love how W is the only mother farker not looking at the camera

Take a closer look at Carter. He's looking off to his right. What's your point?


no he isn't look closelyer , he's looking back and to the left
 
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