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Um, because he’s Jimmy Carter

Um, because he’s Jimmy Carter

A question which really didn’t need to be asked, Why Is Nobody Listening to Jimmy Carter’s Searing Critique of America?

If you told the average American that there was a very powerful politician who, after leaving office, tried to speak out when his conscience was bothered by the actions of his fellow political insiders; if you told them that he abandoned partisanship, calling out even members of his own political tribe; if you told them that he said what he thought to be true even when it was uncomfortable, even when it lost him friends, even when it was seen as a betrayal by other powerful people, who shunned him; if you told Americans all that, you would think they’d express admiration for the mystery man.

Yet few celebrate Jimmy Carter.

He criticizes America. People don’t like that.

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Conor is an idiot of the lowest rank.

Nobody listens to Conor, either.

“…a very powerful politician who, after leaving office, tried to speak out when his conscience was bothered…”

1. what power did Carter have after leaving office? Evidence?

2. Yassar’s butt-buddy has a conscience? Evidence?

.. if you told them that he abandoned partisanship ..

Isn’t this the same Jimmy Carter who sat next to Michael Moore at the 2004 Democratic National Convention ?

Some weeks later, at the Democratic national convention, Jimmy Carter invited Moore to sit with him in the presidential box. He told Moore that there was no one he would rather sit with. On another occasion, Carter told students at Emory that Fahrenheit 9/11 was his favorite movie of all time, along with Casablanca.

A few years back Jimmah joined the chorus of leftists who claimed that opposition to Obama was mostly racist. Now he finds himself in opposition to Obama.

I dont even think it reaches the level of hypocrisy. It is a total lack of self-awareness that I find common in the leftists I talk with.

I can’t possibly imagine why so few people celebrate Jimmy Carter. He did after all put beer making back in the hands of the people.

    Ragspierre in reply to jdkchem. | July 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Well, and to say nothing of saving us from the plague of attack bunnies. Witness the fact you and I have been free of bunny attacks lo these many years. The man deserves his props.

    Phillep Harding in reply to jdkchem. | July 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    “Beer”. Hmmm. Yes. So he was not totally useless. Goes to show even the worst can have a redeeming quality.

    I am insufficiently optimistic to add “or two” to that.

    LukeHandCool in reply to jdkchem. | July 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    “I can’t possibly imagine why so few people celebrate Jimmy Carter. He did after all put beer making back in the hands of the people.”

    Homebrewing and microbrewing are great, but I think Billy is the one to thank. I think it was through his lobbying and promises not to urinate in public before the press anymore that swayed Jimmy.

workingclass artist | July 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

“Yet few celebrate Jimmy Carter…”

He’s got of lots of pals amongst the Palestians/Jordanians

I’ve always intended to celebrate Jimmah but I still suffer from malaise.

Mr. Carter,

When I hear you just as clearly criticize those who have and would visit harm upon this country and its people;

When I hear you just as clearly speak and write about the goodness, strengths, of this country and the “friend” she has been to so many nations;

And, when you stop sounding like you’re above the rest of us (because we know of your “lusting” ways);

then, and only then, will I gladly listen to your opinions.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

Maybe mhis credibility was harmed a long time ago.

Remember the attack by the swimming killer bunny?
Or insisting he saw UFOs?
Or his border-line anti-semitism?
Or as Sarah Palin might say, his “palling around with terrorists” of Hamas?

Jimmy who? Oh, him. “Powerful”? You’ve GOT to be kidding.

Yes, because he handled the Iran hostage crisis so bloody well.

Henry Hawkins | July 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

I seem to recall Jimmah is the first and only US President to report a flying saucer.

    workingclass artist in reply to Henry Hawkins. | July 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

    He also had a potentially fatal encounter with a “killer Rabbit”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter_rabbit_incident

    Milwaukee in reply to Henry Hawkins. | July 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    President Carter also had problems with the neighbor’s cat haunting his bird feeder. So Jimmy shot him with a shot gun. He only meant to sting the cat, but miscalculated. They left a note with the neighbors about what had happened, and volunteered to replace the cat. The neighbor declined. Seems Jimmy wasn’t nearly the mouser that their original cat was.

    Things would be better if Jimmy wasn’t so danged sanctimonious and self-righteous. Perhaps we should be grateful for the work of Ted Kennedy. His primary challenge against Carter didn’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning, and furthered Reagan’s campaign.

    I think my account’s been hacked. Did I just say to be thankful to Kennedy? That is the story of the leftist media. I do believe the American public was onto Jimmy without Kennedy’s campaign. The Left forgave Kennedy.

Is that old kommissar still talking?

Nobody listens to Jimmy Carter, because what he says is stupid. Hazing American politicians is a national pastime, so I discount the statement in the article that Americans don’t listen to him because they don’t like to hear criticism of politicians. That’s demonstrably untrue. If there were any truth or insight to his comments, they’d leave a mark and he would gather an audience.

Good with a hammer. With his brain…not so much.

TrooperJohnSmith | July 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Jimmuh Caw-tuh has become Donnie from The Big Lebowski!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0OaeMYTbs4

NSFW

EVERY lib I know thinks Carter is wonderful. The thing is, if he is out there attacking an “R”, he gets all kinds of play and media attention and accolades as a statesmen. If he is out there attacking a “D”, crickets. Funny thing, that!

This is just about the only country in the world where harsh blanket condemnations of the nation are considered praiseworthy; patriotism, sick and twisted.

“Funny,” isn’t it?

LukeHandCool | July 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

America elected the wrong Carter brother. At least Billy espoused beer and fun … none of that malaise crap.

LukeHandCool (who, as a young man on the road discovering America for himself one summer, decided to visit Plains. Nothing much to see … and when he tried to call home to say, “Hey, I’m in Plains, Georgia!” he was not able to, because the pay phone at Billy Carter’s gas station was broken).

“He criticizes America. People don’t like that.”

No, people just don’t like Carter.

I didn’t listen to Carter when he was President.

Why on earth would I listen to him now?

Henry Hawkins | July 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

JIMMY CARTER SPEAKS:

“Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.”

[If you want something, the wise government ought to provide it, unless, of course, you’re stationed at the American embassy in Iran, would like to work for a living, or drive a gas-powered vehicle. Then you‘re on your own.]

“I think what’s going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn’t say it’s the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.”

[Sure, Jimmy. There was no terrorism before Gitmo. But if there was, it would have run out of motivations until Gitmo, right?]

“If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.”

[Congratulations, buddy. You found it. In fact, you define it.]

“It is difficult for the common good to prevail against the intense concentration of those who have a special interest, especially if the decisions are made behind locked doors.”

[And 30 years later, Democrats still struggle with transparency, eh Jimmy?]

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”

[Ah, but even that wonderful outcome pales in comparison to the rich political benefits that derive from so poorly educating our children that they are unable to identify the above words or others much like them as platitudinous drivel. ‘Joys and beauties’ sounds a bit like hope and change, huh?]

It was thanks to this idiot’s incompetence that I was economically forced to leave my beloved home state of Michigan, in that by age 24 I had become hopelessly addicted to food and shelter, no longer available there by midway through the Carter administration. Never made it back. Hey, Jimmy? How about we set up a new Habitats For Humanity org just for you? We’ll call it Domiciles For Dimwits.

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