Jimmy Carter, Still irrelevant after all these years

16 Sep

carter_terroristFor a few years after Jimmy Carter left the White House, I admired him for his work with Habitat for Humanity, for teaching his Sunday School class and for the most part being a southern gentleman.  Then for some inexplicable reason, he thought it made sense for him to become involved in foreign policy again.

Does he not realize that his failure at foreign policy, well and domestic policy too, was the reason he was a one term President?

Maybe Carter fears that, with Obama’s plunging poll numbers, he runs the risk of no longer being considered the worst U.S. President in the history of mankind.

Carter’s latest is to blame opposition to President Obama’s proposed socialist takeover of health care as “racism.”  Jimmy knows because after all, and presumably because he used to be a racist.  Oh, get over it, he was born in 1924 in Georgia for cryin’ out loud.

So, what do you do about Jimmy Carter?  Rush Limbaugh put it this way:

Jimmy Carter is the nation’s hemorrhoid, folks, and we don’t have a tube of Prep H big enough to deal with it. He’s an anti-Semite — ah, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian Jimmy Carter; the national hemorrhoid.

But perhaps the editors at National Review Online say it best: The inescapable conclusion is that Mr. Carter has defective judgment. We already knew that: We’ve known it since he clenched his fist and proclaimed energy conservation the “moral equivalent of war” while clad in a sweater. We’ve known it since his disastrous economic policies further impoverished the poor while he smugly posed as their champion. And he has gone from hammering nails into Habitat for Humanity houses to hammering what remains of his reputation to smithereens. The nation was poorer for his presidency and is poorer still for his emeritus shenanigans.

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