The wisdom of Jimmy Carter

More evidence (as if we needed it) that he has lost all grasp of reality.

“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.”

“Complete harmony,” mind you. Harmony with the Soviet Union? Evidently. Harmony with Iran? Oh, sure! Harmony in Central and South America? You bet ‘cha!

And what were American forces doing on the desert floor one night under cover of darkness during his time in office? As Jimmy says…nothing. Why, it’s almost as if he actually believes what he is saying. Quite sad.

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    • Yeah, under Carter more nations lost their freedom than at any other time in history.

      But Jimmy showed them! We boycotted the Moscow Olympics.

      Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s National Disgrace

    • John Konop says:

      macho,

      Actually I would argue Carter in some ways was like Bush and not about “appeasement” but wanted to reshape the world.

      The wheat embargo against Russia was an aggressive move that hurt U.S. farmers and only created competition. Rather ironic how the only difference is Bush fired the generals that told him that he was wrong for invading Iraq and Carter just did not listen.

      …. “President Carter wanted to make a strong statement that the United States would not allow USSR aggression to go unanswered, according to our interviews with key officials of the period. Military responses were considered inappropriate, and diplomatic protests were considered inadequate. An agricultural embargo emerged as the most plausible alternative when a report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) showed that a grain embargo would reduce USSR meat consumption 20 percent. The report assumed full cooperation from other exporters in not filling the void left from the withdrawal of U.S. grain from the USSR market and that USSR port capacity constraints and low domestic grain harvests would contribute to reduced livestock production. In contrast, a USDA analysis done at the time, but which, according to our interviews, probably did not enter into the discussion to embargo, predicted only a 2- 4-percent decline in USSR meat consumption assuming full cooperation from other exporters.”….

      ….”Of all the negative things the U.S. government could do or have done to agriculture, this one has hurt the most, with long-lasting consequences because it meant the U.S. could be an unreliable supplier and it sent the signal to big importers to expand their supply sources and in turn to supplying countries to increase their production.”

      Those are truly long-term impacts that while hard to quantify have stuck around for years and years. It generated debate about and legislation involving contract sanctity. But it also helped fuel the dramatiac growth in South America’s agricultural production…..

      http://www.orwelltoday.com/grainembargo.shtml

  1. macho says:

    I think there is something in my DNA that makes me want to lash out at Carter. Seems as if he’s one of the Conservatives’ favorite bogeymen and no Democrat candidate, liberal or moderate, ever wants the Carter comparison.

    Carter is realizing that his days on Earth are numbered and he seems fast at work with revising history. “If it hadn’t been for Kennedy, I would have gotten healthcare passed” and “the world loved us when I was President.”

    • ACCmoderate says:

      Grift how could you support Carter? That un-American lefty communist gave the Panama Canal we built back to those dirty Mexicans.

      Don’t forget what all his talk about sweaters did to promote the gay rights movement!

    • TPNoGa says:

      There was nothing funny about Jimmy Carter. Those were four very long years.

      But give him credit, he had one major accomplishment, he changed the south from solid D to R. He also is responsible for most of my family changing parties. Of course Reagan deserves a lot of credit as well. See there…..when Carter (D) and Reagan (R) worked together they changed over 100 years of history!

      • My favorite Jimmy Carter achievement is that he disproved Keynesian economics. Keynesianism rests upon the Philips Curve (There is a negative relationship between inflation and unemployment) and by sending unemployment and inflation sky high simultaneously, Carter proved that this was not necessarily so. Reagan again disproved it but in a much more positive way: simultaneously reducing unemployment and inflation.

        Thanks for that, Jimmy. Now just shut up – PLEASE.

        • TPNoGa says:

          I remember that. They had to put a caveat in economics textbooks about the late 70’s. I still remember my mom waking me up at 4am so we could get in a gas line…..good times.

    • kyleinatl says:

      Probably the only Georgia politician that will ever be president…speaks more to lack of quality candidates coming out of this state of course.

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