You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Jimmy Carter, "Disaster"

Posted in History, Politics by Stacy McMahon on January 12, 2007

A series of interviews Gerald Ford gave to his hometown newspaper has just been released. In one of them he has this to say about former president Carter:

“I think Jimmy Carter would be very close to Warren G. Harding. I feel very strongly that Jimmy Carter was a disaster, particularly domestically and economically. I have said more than once that he was certainly the poorest president in my lifetime.”

But he qualified that in another interview a couple years later:

“He was a very decent, fine individual,” Ford told the paper. “There were no major mistakes. There just weren’t a lot of exciting results.”

You have to wonder if he’d still think that today, with Carter’s new Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, over which 14 advisors at his Carter Center resigned in protest over its sympathy for terrorism and shabby treatment of Israel. Maybe Carter wanted to finally deliver those exciting results.

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  1. Clint said, on January 14, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Isreal deserves shoddy treatment. Wrong or right, can we say “bully”?

    Like America, Isreal seems to have the idea that morals somehow justify killing your enemy at rates that are orders of magnitude higher than what the enemy is doing to you.

    Metaphorically, it is like this to me: If someone slaps you, apparantly it’s okay to amputate all their limbs and throw sulfuric acid in their face — so long as you are riding the moral high horse and give yourself justification to do so.

    I mean — “they started it” (They can be Iraq, Palestine, Jihadists; whatever).

    That was always a good excuse — in kingergarten.


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