Saturday, August 10, 2013

If You Live Long Enough...

Yikes, I agree with him !

    Jimmy Carter was president until 1981.  While he was president, I didn't like him very much, but my mother did. She thought he was discerning, kind and insightful.  As the years have passed, I think Jimmy Carter with all his hard work on Habitat for Humanity (which is also a charity we support here) has done one of the best jobs of conducting himself after being president. He has been courageous enough to roll up his sleeves and do what needs to be done.  I think history may be a great deal kinder to Mr. Carter than we might have been just after his presidency.
            In July, Mr. Carter spoke in front of a gathering at something called the Atlantic Bridge, in Atlanta.  He not only expressed support for Edward Snowden, but was once again sharply critical of Barack Obama's anti-terror policies. Carter has called Barack Obama's policies "cruel and unusual", and has said that at a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, that Mr. Obama is taking our nation back to a time with "drone strikes, indefinite detentions and warrantless wiretapping" where there has been a loss of freedom and human rights.  Carter says the US "no longer has a functioning democracy".
            I never thought I would live long enough to see Mr. Carter as the person with whom I agree !


Um, and according to the Russians, Carter did not say that the United States no longer has a democracy.


Gorges Smythe said...

The truth comes from strange quarters sometimes. I liked him as a man, when he was president,but not as president. However, I think he's become impressed with his own wisdom as has been a self-righteous pain-in-the-_ss to both parties since that time. I DO respect his work with the poor.

kymber said...

Jane - i would have to say that i agree with you. i think he has done a really good job of conducting himself. i also like it that he has been telling it like it is ever since after he was president. i don't think he changed or anything, i just think that in comparison to some who have come after him, well, his presidency doesn't seem to have been so bad after all.

your friend,

JaneofVirginia said...

I also respect his work with the poor and I agree with your assessment of his presidency. Since time has passed I think my mother was right in that she said he seemed like a very nice man. I think that is probably true.

JaneofVirginia said...

Yes, after Clinton and Obama, he seems as if those were the good old days. At least he seemed to be on our side.

PioneerPreppy said...

He supports radical Muslims. Perhaps he is enough of a pacifist himself that he would not perpetrate violence against one faction to support another like Obama does but they stand united in supporting at least one side of the Muslim coin.

Carter's foreign policy cost lives, just like Obama's and made America look weak in the eyes of our enemies which in turn cost us not only the price of dealing with Carter's expanded welfare entitlements and hampering Reagan's attempts at slowing government growth but also necessitated the Reagan arms growth and cold war. Because of Carter Reagan was forced to fund both large spending initiatives at the same time and ran up deficits that he otherwise wouldn't have.

The one thing Carter has going for him today is that he was such a failure and Reagan made him look so bad that no one, not even his own party, pays any attention to him.

JaneofVirginia said...

Thanks for your analysis. Did you know there is a rumor being circulated? I'll place the link here. I think Sorcha Faal is a pseudonym for someone who floats Russian propaganda (a probable Russian agent), which is what I think this is, but it was interesting nonetheless:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Of course they will label ol Jimmy as a racist for bad mouthing our fearless leader.