Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy....
Think of it this way. Taking leadership advice from Jimmy Carter is like taking career advice from Gary Coleman. "Whut-chu talk'n bout Willis?" I'm talking about Carter's latest Today Show moment where he once again blames the President for everything AND the kitchen sink. I'm talking about Jimmy Carter, who was categorically a crappier president than Herbert Hoover... even crappier a leader than Britain's Chamberlain before World War II. This guy is a straight up L-7 loser who had no clue in the 1970s and has even less of a clue today.
He wants to talk about presidential records? Let's help him out boys and girls:
(Courtesy of Debbie Schlussel)
-He lost one of the biggest landslide elections to Ronald Reagan. (aka He was fired)
-Remember Carter's foreign policy? The U.S. wore a virtual "kick-me" sign at the United Nations.
-Carter's blind eye to Japanese automobile dumping was killing America's auto industry, resulting in a recession, mass plant-closings domestically, the Chrysler bailout, and 21 percent inflation.
-Remember Gucci-garbed Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista Communist totalitarians that ravaged Nicaragua – torturing and murdering its citizens, seizing farms and turning the country into a training ground for PLO and IRA terrorists and Castro's henchmen? We are now giving Nicaragua billions in grants and loans to subsidize its return to democracy after that Carter-imposed fiasco.
-Significantly more strife existed around the world when Jimmy Carter left office than when he entered it.
-He ushered out the pro-U.S. Shah of Iran. And ushered in one of the most despicable, despotic world leaders – Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran's been in the throes of Islamic fundamentalism ever since, courtesy of Carter. Thanks to good ol' Jimmy, Iran is the most unstable force in the Middle East.
-All of those terrorist attacks over the past two decades against American civilians and military fomented by the Iranian "government" and its Hezbollah buddies – thank Jimmy Carter for those.
-Remember the Americans held hostage in Iran? Another crown jewel of Carter's Middle East "legacy."
-In 1979, Carter brought about that historic Camp David Peace Accord. It was the beginning of years of worse terror than the region has ever seen, worse today than ever – both against U.S. servicemen and Israelis. So much for Carter's peace in the Middle East, where Yasser Arafat had begun his policy of brutally killing a Jew a day. And Jimmy got a Nobel Prize for this?
-Carter cautioned Bush not to neglect Africa. But Carter did. He allowed Communist forces in Angola to take over. He allowed Moammar Gadhafi to solidify power in Libya and make it a terrorist-host nation. All while his brother, beer entrepreneur and Good Ole Boy, Billy, took a $220,000 "loan" from the Libyan government to lobby for American transport planes and favorable U.S. policy for Libyan oil.
-Carter sat by, as Arab Muslims running Sudan continued to enslave, torture, rape, and murder millions of Black Christians.
But wait, there's more: Like a set of Ginsu steak knives, Jimmy Carter's foreign policy sliced and diced all over the world.
-The Soviets' hegemony over Eastern Europe went unchallenged, but for our withdrawal from the 1980 Olympics over the invasion of Afghanistan. That really taught 'em.
-Remember the Marielito boatlifts from Cuba, which included thousands of formerly-jailed criminals shipped to our shores?
-Or how about his sudden signing of the Panama Canal treaties, that gave away U.S. control of this vital, strategic waterway on our own hemisphere?
-Carter also had the chutzpah to criticize Bush on his missile defense program and abandonment of the 1972 ABM Treaty. "I think it will re-escalate the arms race," and is a setback for the "prestige and respect due our country." That's strange, since our country was the world's Rodney Dangerfield during his presidency, and he attempted to negotiate foolish new arms treaties, like SALT II, all of which the Soviets laughingly cheated on.
-We are still paying, diplomatically and strategically, for Carter's failings.
So what's the lesson in all of this? Gary Coleman has a better track record on foreign and domestic policy than Jimmy Carter. It's time to wheel him off to the Peanut Farmer Hall of Fame where he will be on permanent display like his good buddy Lenin.
posted by El Capitan at 11:52 AM