An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 21, 2007

Sit Down and Shut Up

Filed under: Moonbats & Other Animals — olbroad @ 9:25

Jimmy Carter Backtracks on Calling Bush Administration Worst in U.S. History

Former President Jimmy Carter backed off Monday from harshly critical comments he made of President Bush over the weekend after the White House offered a biting rebuke to the former president by calling him “increasingly irrelevant.”

Well, he is irrelevant!

“My remarks were maybe careless or misinterpreted but I wasn’t comparing the overall administration and certainly not talking about anyone personally,” Carter said in an interview Monday when asked to explain.

Horse manure! His comments sure seemed directed at the President to me. That man can’t seem to keep his mouth shut! He’s giving southerners a bad name. He’s classless, and typically, that is NOT the case.

The comments “were interpreted as comparing this whole administration to all other administrations when what I was actually doing was responding to a question about foreign policy between [President Richard] Nixon and this administration, and I think that this administration’s foreign policy compared to Nixon’s was much worse. … I wasn’t comparing this administration with other administrations throughout history but just with President Nixon’s,” he told NBC’s “The Today Show.”

Again….horse manure! He must think we are all completely ignorant. Sorry Jimmah, you can’t un-ring this bell either.

Carter, whose administration was plagued by sky-high inflation and a 444-day American hostage crisis in Iran, was filling in a quote Saturday in which he said, “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.”

He better take a good hard look at his own administration! I’d say THAT was the worst in this nations history!

Carter, who runs the Carter Center and whose latest book on the Mideast has been deemed anti-Semitic by some, said he doesn’t “claim to have any relevancy” on the Iraq issue, though he has sent reports for the president and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on his personal activities monitoring elections around the world.

What happened to the idea that FORMER presidents retired quietly? If someone asks for his input, that’s one thing, but as far as I know, no one has. Oh, and has anyone actually read his book? I mean, if you didn’t actually have to?

It’s a shame he has become such a pathetic, small minded, little man.

Asked about the former president’s comments, 2008 White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton said she, too, has been very critical of the Bush administration but hasn’t yet done so as a former president.

And hopefully, she never will!

“I think it’s the duty of every American to speak out when you feel strongly that your president is headed in the wrong direction. … And I think we need to have a very vigorous debate. So I welcome everyone to that,” she said appearing separately from Carter on the same program.

Disagreeing is one thing.  What the peanut farmer is doing is something completely different.  It seems he does his best to undermine everything this administration does, and only proves what a complete jackass he really is.  The man is a total embarrassment.

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9 Comments »

  1. Being able to criticize any politician is the cornerstone of democracy – I believe it is known as free speech. That is the point of living in a democracy. You may not agree with President Carter, but if you deny his right to speak, you deny democracy. If you want to live here, accept that all points of view have a right to be heard. Grow up.

    Comment by Joann — May 21, 2007 @ 9:53

  2. I do not believe he has the right to continuously criticize our country and administration during the time of war. The damage he, and those like him, have done may never be known. During any previous war, with the exception of Viet Nam, he would have been behind bars.

    Comment by olbroad — May 21, 2007 @ 9:57

  3. Of course he has the right to continuously criticize our leader. This is America.

    Don’t be a fascist.

    Comment by Jayce — May 21, 2007 @ 10:30

  4. Actually, freedom of speech can be curtailed during time of war. Ever hear of the Alien & Sedition Act which were NOT declared unconstitutional?

    Please note, Carter offered this “clarification” AFTER he was called irrelevant. I doubt he would have done it otherwise. BTW, giving away strategic assets, denuding our military, and allowing our embassy to be invaded without treating it as the act of war it is, counts as the worst foreign policy.

    Also, when the current President Bush was running for President, he was very careful not to comment on pending legislation or policies of the President. He wanted to present his own ideas, not just criticize the hard work of others. He learned that from his father, who as former President Bush refrained from criticizing Clinton. Right up until impeachment. Which is fine with me. Perhaps the current crop of candidates and former presidents might wish to emulate this.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — May 21, 2007 @ 10:38

  5. The day Americans can’t OPENLY criticize the President is the day this is no longer America…

    We may not like what they say, but as Americans, they have the right to say it…

    Comment by TexasFred — May 21, 2007 @ 10:44

  6. fascism

    1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
    2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
    – fas·cist /-shist also -sist/ noun or adjective, often capitalized

    Comment by olbroad — May 21, 2007 @ 11:35

  7. The Alien & Sedation Act doesn’t seem to apply to this case, and it also seems to be unconstitutional. A quick look at Wiki seems to show that Jefferson thought it was unconstitutional and that it actually is assumed to be so today.

    Don’t be a fascist.

    Comment by Jayce — May 21, 2007 @ 12:21

  8. Assumed to be and actually determined to be so by a court of law are two different things.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — May 21, 2007 @ 12:35

  9. And the winner is…..Attorney RS! 🙂 Yeah yeah….not yet, but getting closer, right?

    Comment by olbroad — May 21, 2007 @ 1:12


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