Thursday, October 11, 2007
Jimmy Carter Talks Out Of His Ass...Again
The Worst. President. Ever told CNN that he "knows" the U.S. tortures prisoners:
The United States tortures prisoners in violation of international law, former President Carter said Wednesday.
"I don't think it. I know it," Carter told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
"Our country for the first time in my life time has abandoned the basic principle of human rights," Carter said.
Carter also called Vice President Dick Cheney a "disaster for our country." al-Reuters:
"You know he's been a disaster for our country," Carter said. "I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush and quite often he's prevailed."
Carter is still smarting from his resounding loss to Ronald Reagan. Does your loss still hurt, Jimmy? "Oh, Dat's So Sad!"
Carter has the distinct honor of having the Worst Misery Index of Any President 1948-present:
* Carter's Misery Index scores a 16.27
Carter also has the distinction of presiding over the worst malaise the U.S. ever experienced:
* that during the Carter Administration the inflation rate climbed higher each year he was in office, rising from 6 percent in 1976 to more than 12 percent by 1980
* the unemployment rate remained high at 7.5 percent
* interest rates reached a high of 20 percent or more twice during 1980
Asking Carter his opinion on anything, let alone any government issue, is like asking Bill Clinton how to cheat on your wife and not get caught. It's like asking Ted Kennedy for tips on how to remain sober. It's like asking Barney Frank for suggestions on how to please a woman. It's like asking
It's not enough for Carter to have his atrocious, failed presidency in his history, no; he will be remembered as a failed statesman and an enabler of election fraud witness his claims of "fairness" in assessing victories by the likes of Hugo Chavez in Veneuzula and Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia. And not that the Carter Center gave its blessing to the Zimbabwe election, it didn't, but Carter was more than happy to overlook and ignore the bloodshed in Zimbabwe and even managed to welcome Robert Mugabe to the Carter White House:
...the armies of Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, bulldozed a mosque, a church and an orphanage. Neither the former president nor representatives of the Carter Center at Emory University that he heads would comment on the carnage wrought by Zimbabwe's dictator, even when I gave them the opportunity to do so.
The non-reactive reaction of the Carter camp is typical of his silence on the human rights abuses of the African leader who has held power for two and a half decades. Mugabe is, in fact, a Carter protégé.
President Carter frequently comments on elections in fledgling democracies. He has barely discussed Zimbabwe elections, which most human rights observers have found to be fraudulent for about as long as Mugabe has been in office.
"The election process was fundamentally flawed by pre-election intimidation and violence against the opposition by ruling party militants with tacit or even active support from the government," the Carter Center observed of Zimbabwe's 2000 elections. The world's leading human rights observers also concluded that Mugabe forces were killing people that year, mostly blacks, a trend that the Carter Center did not actively acknowledge.
During President Carter's term, the Democratic Senate voted 90-0 to lift sanctions should Rhodesia hold elections that brought about a black majority government that reflected the nation's population.
Still, although empowered to do so by his own party in Congress, President Carter would not lift sanctions on the country, declaring that the balloting was not "free and fair."
President Carter received the newly-elected Mugabe at the White House, a courtesy he would never grant Muzorewa.
The Rabbit bit the right guy, no doubt about it:
no matter how legit an argument is, i cannot blame anyone, including you, for tuning him out. yes he was huge with eygpt and isreal, but he needs to remember that he lost because dems defected from his camp.
left a thank you up at my place for you,
He is such an unmitigated piece of shit. If he kept his mouth shut on issues like this, and a couple months ago when he said Bush is "the worst president ever" - I could at least, at the very least, have a molecule of respect for him as a statesman. But he just keeps digging himself into a bigger, deeper hole of shit.
I noticed the thank you and replied to it.
You really owe me some cash for all the great ideas you come up with from reading my blog. Cash is good. Or a certified check. Or a well-paying job doing what I do...the writing and the photoshop thingy.
dean0 (a poster at "Living the Grand Life")
A message from Senator Ken Salazar
Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you.
Rush Limbaugh’s insinuation that members of the military who question the Iraq war are “phony soldiers” serves as another example of how the national debate over our Iraq policy has been largely characterized by overheated rhetoric. In response to this, I joined 40 other Senators in signing a letter to Mark Mays, the CEO of Clear Channel, which syndicates Mr. Limbaugh’s show, expressing my disappointment in his comments.
I believe a vigorous and substantive dialogue on Iraq is warranted, especially given its ramifications at home and abroad. However, impugning the views and the service of our troops only diminishes the chances of achieving a consensus on how we should move forward in Iraq – which is what we ultimately need to do.
It is past time that we leave our troops out of the politics surrounding this important issue. They deserve nothing less than the thanks and support of a grateful nation. I apply this standard consistently to conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats. I spoke out against MoveOn.org’s personal attack on General David Petraeus, I have registered my objections to Mr. Limbaugh’s remarks, and I will continue to defend the honor of our men and women in uniform against spurious rhetorical attacks as long as I am in the Senate.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your views.
United States Senator
see what kinda rabid foaming kinda guy you are?
so this is how you thank me:)
Thanks for the "enlightenment." I already feel richer.
I didn't poop over at your place. My comment was more directed to daveaway even though I didn't address it as such, perhaps I should have.
yea, thump dave in the head good idea. i am busy with the cheese dip.
Anyway - only you can allow yourself to be interrupted. This applies to all of us. You let comments interrupt a football game? I would NEVER allow the same to interrupt an NHL game. Or golf.
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