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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jimmy Carter Nails the Bush Administration

Jimmy Carter enraged the knuckledragging community yesterday by criticizing Bush, his puppetmaster and Iraqmire. He only said what seventy percent of the country is already thinking.

Regarding Dick Cheney, he said: “He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military and he has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world…You know he's been a disaster for our country. I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush, and quite often he's prevailed.”

He also said the U.S. tortures prisoners in violation of International Law and that Bush makes up his own definition of torture.

Carter himself was an inept president, but compared to the imbecile currently blighting the White House…

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Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I think Carter called it right on Bush and really on Cheney. I loved the quote about Cheney, very true!

October 11, 2007 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

This is the kind of stuff that I've been waiting to hear from Hillary, Obama, Pelosi, & Reid.

They need to learn from Carter. He says it like it is. Period.

October 11, 2007 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Hi Tom, I don't know why it takes so long for my comments to enter onto your site. If you have the time, check out my other site Let's Talk About It.

October 11, 2007 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: Yup, Carter really got it right. He's got Cheney dialed, that's for sure.

Lizzy: If only somebody running for president would have the guts to say what Carter says.

October 11, 2007 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Let's Talk: Sorry, I know comment moderation is a buttpain, but I've been plagued by wacko sickfucks in the past and this is the only way I know to have the comments section open and still have some semblance of sanity at this site. I have nothing against disagreement; I just don't want to come back to the computer to check for comments and find the same obscene slanderous comment that somebody left 40 times at the same post. (It's happened.)

Your comments will always be published; I'm just away from the computer for long periods sometimes.

I'll check out your other site. I know I've been there before; I don't think I've ever commented there before, but I do try to check out both of your blogs.

October 11, 2007 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger 42 said...

I like Jimmah as much as any other smart person, but he's been totally marginalized by the media and the right for so long that nobody much pays attention to him except for a chance to scorn him.

and that sucks.

October 12, 2007 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Hi tom, Thanks for the opinion at the other site. I decided to keep the post up.

As to comments, I understand what you are saying and I'll be more at ease to know that the comments are there and really, as you say need to be checked out. I think I might start doing something like that as well. It sounds like a good ideal.

October 12, 2007 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Amen Jimmy...

Active politicians are too worried about losing corporate support to say anything controvertial.

October 12, 2007 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

42: Yeah, it sucks that "Jimmah" has been marginalized and vilified by the media and the Far Right. But maybe it's a good sign; I think they're more afraid of him than any of the 2008 presidential contenders.

Let's Talk: I'm glad you'll be keeping that post up.

I'd certainly never delete or reject any of your comments. For that matter, I haven't been using any of those traffic exchange programs for quite awhile (BlogExplosion, BlogMad) so I've pretty much fallen off the radar for most rightwing bloggers. But 2 years ago I had my comments turned off completely (until I discovered Comment Moderation) because of one pitiful little shit that kept plaguing my site. I don't know if you've had that problem or not, but if so it would be worth checking into. Several other bloggers that I know of are using it; and it's working for me.

PoliShifter: Yeah, it's pretty sad when the only public figures who speak their minds are the ones who aren't running for office.

October 12, 2007 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

I've often heard that the presidency was the nadir of Carter's social and political career, and I'm inclined to agree. Being president simply gave him the platform he needed to do things, really do things, that help people, like champion peace in the Middle East and build houses for the poor. I'm glad an old man from Plains, GA has the cojones to stand up and speak the truth about the Troglodyte in Chief and his handlers. Hooray from Carter! Now if only the rest of the modern-day Dems will grow a pair and do likewise.

October 13, 2007 at 7:14 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mile High Pixie: I think you're right, the presidency was the nadir for him. He went from being a soft-spoken easygoing governor who took the White House, to being the laughingstock of the world while he was in office. But he sure has been redeeming himself since then.

I have no idea who I want for president in 2008 but so far I haven't seen much in the way of spines or cojones.

October 13, 2007 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

While I don't believe Carter was necessarily a great or even good president, I do believe he is one of the greatest human beings of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It truly is a shame that someone who cares so much about the future of humanity and who tries to do so much to help us all gets vilified by the right wing. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, right?

How many Republican politicians have won the Nobel Peace Prize, particularly in recent years? Does anyone have a statistic on that? Just curious...

October 13, 2007 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, the Right sure can pick their villains and punching bags -- A woman whose son was killed in Iraq, an ex-president who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

I don't know off hand of any Republicans who've won the Nobel Prize, but I'd guess it's the same as the number of oil executives who have been honored by the Sierra Club or the number of White Southern Sheriffs who received awards for their civil rights progress in the 1960s.

October 13, 2007 at 11:29 AM  

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