Why Does Jimmy Carter Hate His Grandson?

August 25, 2014 14:10 pm

by Stefan · 9 comments

While it is of unquestionable value to engage the American Muslim community and to elevate the discourse of human affairs, it seems likely that Jason Carter is wondering if we absolutely have to do that right now, and if we do, if there is anyone else available, literally anyone, who could possibly do it.

Apparently there isn’t.

From Political Insider:

The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation’s largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit’s Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. President Carter will talk on the subject of his latest book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” at a luncheon Aug. 30.

[update]

This is a far from a controversial group, in fact Rick Snyder, the Republican Governor of Michigan is among the other speakers. That said, Jason and crew don’t have time for the long argument that is required and thus have to deal with he short one that isn’t so great. Maybe he can propose an Iron Dome to prevent illegal immigration to help his bonafides.

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Trey A. August 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Wait, so whether or not one’s Grandfather talks with Muslims in Michigan has ramifications on a Georgia governor’s race?

Come on.

Jason Carter’s lineage helps him more than it hurts him in this campaign. Our incumbent is an ethically-challenged former party-swapping Good Ol Boy Congressman, who, if re-elected, will be the oldest governor we’ve ever had.

The challenger is a high-energy upstart with a reputation for building bridges and getting stuff done under the Gold Dome, who, also happens to be the grandson of the only Georgian to ever occupy the White House.

The elder Carter is a favorite whipping boy on conservative blogs like this one, but even the most rabid right wingers have to admit that the core Carter “brand” is integrity. The former POTUS is an Evangelical Christian who is unafraid to stand up for what he believes is morally and ethically right–even when it is unpopular.

Jason seems to be running pretty effectively on that legacy, and I don’t think there’s anything his Granddad would or could do that could jeopardize it at this point. After all, we had that AJC poll from back in May showing that 61 percent of registered Georgia voters have a “favorable” or “very favorable” opinion of President Carter, including majorities of independents and those over the age of 65. Some 40 percent of Georgia Republicans view President Carter favorably according to the same poll–surely as high a rating as the former President gets among Republicans anywhere.

Chuck Shiflett August 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Trey, the poll you cite is from May… since then we’ve have Jimmy Carter’s Palestinian friends (ISLAMIC Hamas) launching over 3,000 rockets into Israel after kidnapping and slaughtering 3 Israeli teens… we’ve got ISLAMIC militants ripping Libya to shreds in recent weeks… we’ve got ISLAMIC Boko Harem kidnapping hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria, raping and selling them as sex slaves… we’ve got ISLAMIC militants causing problems in China (China just killed a bunch over the last couple of days)… we’ve got ISIL (ISLAMIC State In The Levant) killing Christians and non-Muslims all across Syria and Iraq… I could go on. Take that poll again, but this time inform the folks of Jimmy’s history of pro-Muslim/anti-Israel behavior… yeah, I’d say Jason has a problem on his hands as he has had no problem using grandpa Peanut as a fundraising mechanism… and Jason has stated in the past about how much he admires his grandpa.

griftdrift August 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

CAPITAL letters are always more convincing

oscardagrch August 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Signs of a closeted xenophobe….one who might not even realize it himself….capitalizes other religions…leaves the predominant religion in proper form…

Chuck Shiflett August 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm

I had a nasty fall recently and have been on Prednisone… when I start coming off that stuff I get IRRITABLE ;)

Noway August 26, 2014 at 11:31 am

Shoot the messenger much, Grift? Or the way in which the message was delivered? Why don’t you address Chuck’s points or is it more clever to be the snark?

oscardagrch August 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I didn’t realize ISLAMIC was an acronym….learn something new every day. That’s why you capitalized all of it right?

Bobloblaw August 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

“”After all, we had that AJC poll from back in May showing that 61 percent of registered Georgia voters have a “favorable” or “very favorable” opinion of President Carter,””

That’s deprressing

saltycracker August 25, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Be more interesting to hear what the ISNA leaders have to say about what is going on. Carefully chosen words ?