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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Obama Is The New Jimmy Carter

When he ran for president, Jimmy Carter spoke of "change." From the cache version of the Jimmy Carter Library:

    In his acceptance speech for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, Mr. Carter told the Democratic National Convention meeting at Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 15, 1976:


    "We need a Democratic President and a Congress to work in harmony for a change, with mutual respect for a change." (Located Page 3, first sentence).

After the Iowa Caucus on Thursday night, Osama Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, John "The Sissy" Edwards and even Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney all jumped on the "change" bandwagon. We need "change." Gotta have "change." The American people - apparently - want "change."

None of the candidates can describe or give details to how they define this nebulous form of "change" of which they speak. And none of the reporters covering them push them to define it. What are we changing from and changing to? No one knows. Oh - the Insane Liberal Clown Posse will offer up their usual meaningless rhetoric that we changing from a "Bush-Cheney Autocracy", but we know this is just their Bush Derangement Syndrome talking and we don't take them seriously.

"Change"...yeah - well, if anyone out there finds themselves suffering from an awareness of self-nostalgia in missing the wonderful Carter Years, you can find a partial list of the Carter Malaise and Misery Index located HERE.

Well, a repeat of Carter's four years would certainly be a "change", then, wouldn't it? Oh those wacky double-digit interest rates and mortgages, those hilarity-filled hours of waiting in long lines of vehicles for a precious 5 gallons of gas due to rationing and hey - who knows - maybe we can experience another lengthy hostage situation all for the sake of "change".



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