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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The endearing qualities of Carter's character are the exact reasons that most conservatives/Republicans hate him. What good is a principled man to them in the White House. Crooks and scumbags like other crooks and scumbags. I agree about Obama being the blind leading the blind and he is a significant improvement over his predecessor, so something is askew in our system. When the best offered is a piece of crap, vote third party. Any third party.
    I didn't realize antisemitism is an endearing quality.

    Republicans disliked Carter because he was a boob. Gas lines, stagflation, and blaming it on the American people all the while wanting more government. Then he didn't have the class or sense to keep his mouth shut when other presidents were at the helm. He had his chance, was a failure of majestic proportions, and his latest insertion into the political realm is more of the same failure.

    His only saving grace is Obama will be considered even more inept.
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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    He demonstrated little character during his presidency or after.

    Do I detect partisan ignorance or is it genetic. I don't know if it could be you or Carter. I'll reserve my conclusions.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I didn't realize antisemitism is an endearing quality.

    Republicans disliked Carter because he was a boob. Gas lines, stagflation, and blaming it on the American people all the while wanting more government. Then he didn't have the class or sense to keep his mouth shut when other presidents were at the helm. He had his chance, was a failure of majestic proportions, and his latest insertion into the political realm is more of the same failure.

    His only saving grace is Obama will be considered even more inept.
    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle36000.htm
    "According to the source, Russia’s ambassador in the UN Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, presented conclusive evidence – based on documents and Russian satellite images – of two rockets carrying toxic chemicals, fired from Douma, controlled by the Syrian “rebels”, and landing on East Ghouta. Hundreds of “rebels”, as well as civilians – including those children on the cover of Western corporate media papers – were killed. The evidence, says the Russian source, is conclusive. – Pepe Escobar"


    I think you have him mixed up with GW Bush, the first moron. That was a clear and majestic example of failure. You're right that he is inserting himself into this Syria matter and is the only voice seeking peace and diplomacy. Maybe he's not a member of the war party. Don't you think? Not necessarily rhetorical.
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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Do I detect partisan ignorance or is it genetic. I don't know if it could be you or Carter. I'll reserve my conclusions.
    Do you think partisan is bad? It's not clear that you know what genetic means either.

    What has changed between 1980 and 2012 is not the candidates but the electorate. In 1980 they had sense enough to throw the bum out but in 2012 they re-elected a Community Organizer who can't even point to a community he successfully organized!

    Here's a comparison of the two candidates.

    OBAMA: The choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America, a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.

    CARTER 1980: This election is a stark choice between two men, two parties, two sharply different pictures of what America is and what the world is, but it's more than that. It's a choice between two futures.

    Obama - You can choose the path where we control more of our own energy. After thirty years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. We've doubled our use of renewable energy, and thousands of Americans have jobs today building wind turbines and long-lasting batteries. In the last year alone, we cut oil imports by one million barrels a day - more than any administration in recent history. And today, the United States of America is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in nearly two decades.

    CARTER 1980: The battle to secure America's energy future has been fully and finally joined. Americans have cooperated with dramatic results. We've reversed decades of dangerous and growing dependence on foreign oil. We are now importing 20 percent less oil. That is one-and-a-half million barrels of oil every day less than the day I took office. This is what they propose: to destroy the windfall profits tax and to unleash the oil companies and let them solve the energy problem for us.

    OBAMA: Times have changed, and so have I. I'm no longer just a candidate. I'm the president. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle. For I've held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn't return. I've shared the pain of families who lost their homes and the frustration of workers who've lost their jobs. While I'm very proud of what we've achieved together, I'm far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, "I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go."

    CARTER 1980: Let me talk for a moment about what that job is like and what I've learned from it. I've learned that only the most complex and difficult task comes before me in the Oval Office. No easy answers are found there, because no easy questions come there. I've learned that for a president, experience is the best guide to the right decisions. I'm wiser tonight than I was four years ago. And I have learned that the presidency is a place of compassion. My own heart is burdened for the troubled Americans, the poor and the jobless and the afflicted. They've become part of me.

    And the beat goes on.....

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Do I detect partisan ignorance or is it genetic. I don't know if it could be you or Carter. I'll reserve my conclusions.
    Actually it was pretty obvious to me that, even though he was an incompetent president, he was a man of character.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Events and Accomplishments of Jimmy Carter’s Presidency:


    On Carter's first day in office, he issued a pardon for all those who dodged the draft in the Vietnam War era. He did not pardon deserters, however.
    Energy was a huge issue during Carter's administration. With the Three Mile Island incident, stricter regulations on Nuclear Energy plants were required. Further, the Department of Energy was created.
    In 1978, President Carter invited Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to Camp David for peace talks. This led to a formal peace treaty in 1979.
    In 1979, diplomatic relations were formally established between China and the U.S.
    On November 4, 1979, the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran was seized and 60 Americans were taken hostage. 52 of the hostages were held for more than a year. Carter suspended oil imports from Iran and the UN Security Council called for the release of the hostages. He imposed economic sanctions. He also attempted in 1980 to rescue the hostages. However, three helicopters malfunctioned and they were unable to follow through with the rescue. Eventually, the Ayatollah Khomeini agreed to release the hostages in exchange for unfreezing Iranian assets in the U.S. They were not released, however, until Reagan was president. The hostage crisis was part of the reason that Carter did not win reelection.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    His only saving grace is Obama will be considered even more inept.
    Jimmy Carter can now rest secure, his legacy established, in knowing that he will be judged as being just the second worst US President in the last 100 years.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Actually it was pretty obvious to me that, even though he was an incompetent president, he was a man of character.
    That might have had some credibility had he remained silent instead of sniping at his successors and now even suggesting what the current President should do. His day is past but he refuses to recognize it. He should have grown old gracefully.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

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    Obama's role for the UN.
    This is one of the most racist drawings I have ever seen. Obama given monkey ears and monkey feet, and squatting like a monkey does when it goes to the bathroom. This post infers that blacks are not human, but are monkeys. I am going to report this post to the moderators.

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    Re: Jimmy Carter calls for Syria peace summit

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    This is one of the most racist drawings I have ever seen. Obama given monkey ears and monkey feet, and squatting like a monkey does when it goes to the bathroom. This post infers that blacks are not human, but are monkeys. I am going to report this post to the moderators.
    It's another bad case of the Mohammed Cartoon Syndrome.

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