Elect Obama for a Second Term of Jimmy Carter

May 21, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Fiscal, Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter, Opinion ·  

Democrats are constantly parroting their party line that McCain would be the equivalent of a third term for President Bush.

While McCain is markedly different from Bush in a wide assortment of ways, such as global warming, spending cuts and the estate tax, it is hard to look at Obama without seeing the peanut farmer from Georgia.

Obama supporters prefer to liken Obama to JFK. I wish. JFK was a hawk that supported tax cuts.

Some “Change We Can Believe In” like Obama’s “windfall profits tax”? How did that go during the Carter administration?

Obama runs around with his “tax cuts for the wealthy.” Check, another Carterism.

Obama thinks he can chat up the leaders of our enemies and work his magic. How did that Iran thing work out, Jimmy? There was the famous kiss between Carter and Brezhnev. Besides creeping out Leonid, what did Jimmy accomplish there?

Obama pledges to stop the research and deployment of a missile defense. Carter had the same grand idea. Reagan created the system and ended the Cold War.

Carteresque policies that Obama champions amounted to raised unemployment rates, interest rates and inflation rates into the double digits back in the 1970s.

Second verse, same as the first. Obama promises “change” to once again measuring things with a “Misery Index” and a country in a “malaise”.

Welcome Back, Carter.

Does Jimmy Carter see Obama in the Mirror?

May 16, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy, Jimmy Carter ·  

There is a post at TheAtlantic.com that the White House reports that President Bush was referencing Jimmy Carter and his meeting with Hamas when he said the following:

“Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,” Bush told the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 15, 2008.”

“We have heard this foolish delusion before,” he said. “As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’

We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

Interesting that this comment put Obama on the defensive.