Senile Ex-President Believes the Revisionist History

2010 October 25
by bc3b

For anyone old enough to remember the late 1970s, it wasn’t a pretty picture. There was the Misery Index (double digit unemployment, interest rates and inflation).  People were lining up for a block to buy gasoline at obscene prices. The Iranians overthrew the Shah and more than 400 Americans were being held hostage. The U.S. was viewed as the laughing stock of the world.

Americans had enough of a failed President named Jimmy Carter and voted him out of office. The 489-49 Electoral College defeat was one of the biggest in the nation’s history. That’s a mighty big “You Suck!!!” Jimmy Carter was generally viewed as a buffoon.

Since 1981 liberal historians have worked overtime to rehabilitate Jimmy Carter’s image. And, it’s worked to the point where Carter received a Nobel Prize. And, apparently the senile old coot believes the revisionist version of what happen during the Carter era rather than reality.

Perhaps Jimmy Carter should most be remembered for being one of few former Presidents (perhaps the only former President) to openly criticize the sitting President, which made George W. Bush’s job all the more difficult.

America is no better off now than it was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says former President Jimmy Carter. From national politics to relationships with other nations, there is a lot of room for improvement.

“We had almost complete harmony with every nation on Earth,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner said of his administration. “We not only preserved peace for our country, we never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a missile.”

Carter, who will be at the King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, spoke with the Deseret News about how things have changed since his presidency, how things have remained the same and what life was like in the White House, during a round of press interviews for his new book, “White House Diary.”

Many of the issues that were pertinent during Carter’s administration still face American leaders, he said. Some 30 or 40 of those items, including Middle East peace, relations with China and with Iran, and the search for clean, cheap energy, remain high profile.

While the above issues may be similar, today’s American political scene is vastly different. Carter says he had wonderful bipartisan cooperation, with Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate supporting him.

That doesn’t exist now.

More fractured fairy tales.

The Carter era.

6 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 October 25 1:48 pm
    JBoz permalink

    For 30 years or so, it’s been nearly impossible to use any frame of reference to adequately illustrate how bad Carter really was. That all changed about 20 months ago. Now when our kids come home from school needing deprogramming after covering the Carter chapter, we can say “You know how terrible Obama is? That’s what Carter was like.”

  2. 2010 October 25 2:15 pm
    justrand permalink

    great observation, JBoz!

    Except that Obama is gonna surpass Carter in awfulness!

    Carter is also the worst EX-President ever. Used to be Ex-Presidents didn’t criticize (overly) sitting Presidents. Carter wouldn’t STOP doing that while Bush was Prez.

  3. 2010 October 25 2:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Actually, liberal historians have been revising history regarding the Carter presidency since the early 1990s.

  4. 2010 October 25 2:45 pm
    mulletover permalink

    When Carter was president, he was a cowardly, small-minded incompetent who just happened to win an election against another cowardly, small-minded incompetent who was coming out of a disgraced administration.

    After Carter was president, he was still all of the above, plus he was vindictive and traitorous. Less of a man, maybe not. Less of an American, definitely.

    Obama, on the other hand, is un-American out of the blocks. He hates the nation he leads, and seeks to transform it to a socialist country under his thumb. He sees himself as supreme, and the rest of us, save his devotees, as serfdom.

    He will find himself in the dustbin of history, compliments of the American spirit.

    God Bless the USA.

  5. 2010 October 25 3:39 pm

    Stick it up your ike skelton

  6. 2010 October 25 3:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Ohh, come now, Carter wasn’t the worst thing about the 70’s. Who can forget leisure suits, platform shoes and disco? Oh you mean politically. My bad.

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