Jimmy Carter Calls Vice President Dick Cheney a Disaster … Now That’s Funny, How Soon they Forget


Former President Jimmy Carter calling anyone a disaster is as laughable as it gets. Disaster may be Carter’s middle name. Or was it “Malaise”? Jimmy Carter gave disaster a whole new meaning to the office of the President of the United states from 1976 to 1980. Mr Carter, do you remember the term misery index? You should, your Presidential administration had the highest misery index ever at 16.27.


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a “disaster” for the country and a “militant” who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy.

Cheney has been on the wrong side of the debate on many issues, including an internal White House discussion over Syria in which the vice president is thought to be pushing a tough approach, Carter said.

For those on the Left that want to kid themselves and call GWB a worse President Carter_Iran_Hostagesthan “Peanuts” Carter and Cheney as more of a disaster, please go read a history book. Many in the Republican party these days are not happy with much of what Bush is doing in office especially when it comes to illegal immigration. However, please do not ever mistake who was the worse disaster as President in the last 50 years. That would be Jimmy “I had lust in my heart” Carter. For those on the Left who ether have revisionist history or were infants at the time let us just do a small laundry list of what was the nightmare called the Carter years.

How soon the Left has forgotten the long gas lines on the late 70’s and “odd/even” gas rationing. (only people with an odd-numbered license plate could purchase gas on an odd-numbered day)


Jimmy Carter needs to continue building houses with Habitat for Humanity and stay out if politics. With Carter’s track record as President, he has no room to call anyone any names. Jimmy Carter has a Presidential legacy and it was a “disaster”.

Posted October 10, 2007 by
Bizarre, Politics, WTF | 25 comments

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    25 Responses to “Jimmy Carter Calls Vice President Dick Cheney a Disaster … Now That’s Funny, How Soon they Forget”

    1. minnesota dad on October 11th, 2007 1:01 am

      Carter is arguably the worst President of the 20th Century. Why in God’s name does anyone listen to this windbag or even give him the time of day?


    2. superdave on October 11th, 2007 9:38 am

      calling the repubs in office a disaster is treating them very fairly. criminals would be a better word.of course the dems are no better but not so much blatant disregard for the rules.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 9:47 am

      Carter thinks he can re-write history.

      Maggie Thatcher had to show him how to deal with kidnapping terrorist.

      Carter blamed the economics woes on the US consumers SPENDING money. He even tried to re-write the basics of economics.

      BTW, I wonder who picked the peanuts on the Carter Plantation?

    4. ME on October 11th, 2007 10:33 am

      You could combine every bad decision made by Carter as president, and it still wouldn’t be as dumb or as dangerous for America as Bush’s single worst decision in office:

      Starting the Iraq War

      nuff said.

      Your whining about hostages and oil and all that completely betrays your unconcerned attitude about the significant threats we face as a result of the leadership of GWB. (or your inability to meaningfully appraise our current situation)

      I’d take Carter over W any day.

      I’ll pick the guy who won the peace prize over the guy who’s a war criminal, thanks.

    5. minnesota dad on October 11th, 2007 10:51 am


      This isn’t the moveon.org blog. Please drink your koolaid over there with fellow koolaid drinkers. Time will judge W, just like time judged Ronald Reagan (who even democratic historians concede was one of the best President’s of the 20th Century). Until time judges him….your comments are premature.


    6. Susan on October 11th, 2007 11:37 am

      Carter handled a crisis in the Middle East without dragging the United States into a long, unwinnable war, and he brought the hostages home alive. What a disaster!

      Of course, I know what you guys will say — it was really Reagan who rescued the hostages. Maybe so; there’s nothing like a timely bribe of under-the-table arms deals to get results. Indeed, that deal blossomed into a lucrative business that he pursued until 1986.

    7. MikeHung on October 11th, 2007 11:39 am

      Maggie Thatcher had to show him how to deal with kidnapping terrorist.

      Hahaha. Funny. He tried the same thing Reagan did, except the kidnapping terrorists were willing to work with Reagan. Let the spin begin….

      (who even democratic historians concede was one of the best President’s of the 20th Century)

      Please provide examples. Reagan is responsible for so much of what is going on now that it’s not even funny.

      P.S. – when you respond, please learn to pluralize words, and not to do so with apostrophes. President’s? Sorry, but that’s not a simple typo. Dummy.

    8. Tom Shefchik on October 11th, 2007 11:39 am

      MD, you mean Ronald Reagan, iconic right-wing crackpot, fearless commie basher, conniving fink and phony western hero turned Social Darwinist pitchman, financer of death & torture squads to overthrow democratic governments?

      Keep sucking the @ss of the worst president in history, and his war profiteers. You’ll need to wash it down with some more koolaid.

    9. none on October 11th, 2007 11:54 am

      The economy, bad in Carter’s last year in office, got much worse in Reagan’s first three years, with near double-digit unemployment and HUGE federal deficits.

      In Reagan’s fourth year we had an economic boom, with a huge increase in real GDP, yet the unemployment rate was still higher than in ANY year of Carter’s administration.

      Ronald Reagan was a disaster for this country, a disaster for which we’re still paying.

    10. one who remembers Carter as president on October 11th, 2007 12:01 pm

      How ironic, for President Carter to call any President and Vice-President “a disaster”. Maybe he doesn’t realize what a terrible President he himself was. I remember and if you need to know, you can just watch the movie, “Miracle” and you can see some examples of what awful things took place by President Carter. From gas lines to the pulling out of the Olympics, let us not forget the Iran Hostage Crisis and the failure of the rescue mission. Funny, maybe he would like to meet the president of Iran since they have alot in common.

    11. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 12:19 pm

      So, I guess those democratic historians are a** suckers too?

    12. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 12:23 pm

      Borrowed from another site, below, this in NOW what we are dealing with.

      As if a light were switched off, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlevi, portrayed for 20 years as a progressive modern ruler by Islamic standards, was suddenly, in 1977-1978, turned into this foaming at the mouth monster by the international left media. Soon after becoming President in 1977, Jimmy Carter launched a deliberate campaign to undermine the Shah. The Soviets and their left-wing apparatchiks would coordinate with Carter by smearing the Shah in a campaign of lies meant to topple his throne. The result would be the establishment of a Marxist/Islamic state in Iran headed by the tyrannical Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Iranian revolution, besides enthroning one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, would greatly contribute to the creation of the Marxist/Islamic terror network challenging the free world today.

      At the time, a senior Iranian diplomat in Washington observed, “President Carter betrayed the Shah and helped create the vacuum that will soon be filled by Soviet-trained agents and religious fanatics who hate America.” Under the guise of promoting” human rights,” Carter made demands on the Shah while blackmailing him with the threat that if the demands weren’t fulfilled, vital military aid and training would be withheld. This strange policy, carried out against a staunch, 20 year Middle East ally, was a repeat of similar policies applied in the past by US governments to other allies such as pre Mao China and pre Castro Cuba.


      Khomeini was allowed to seize power in Iran and, as a result, we are now reaping the harvest of anti-American fanaticism and extremism. Khomeini unleashed the hybrid of Islam and Marxism that has spawned suicide bombers and hijackers. President Jimmy Carter, and the extremists in his administration are to blame and should be held accountable.

    13. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 12:28 pm

      More Carter and his re-writing history, even his ardent supporters bailed out on him.

      And now, Carter’s advisors are leaving him right and left.More than a dozen advisors working for former President Carter’s think tank quit on Thursday as a result of Carter’s book and statements regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.In essense, Carter blames Israel and, to a lesser degree, the United States for the current Middle East situation.

      Fourteen members of Carter’s so-called Board of Councilors, a leadership advisory group founded in 1987, joined a longtime Carter aide, Jewish groups and lawmakers who have publicly criticized the former president’s best-selling book “Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid” for inaccuracies and distorting history.

      “It comes to the result of deep soul searching and a tremendous amount of angst,” Steve Berman, a member who was appointed six months ago, told Fox News.

    14. ME on October 11th, 2007 12:44 pm

      “it was really Reagan who rescued the hostages”

      Actually, it was Reagan’s CAMPAIGN TEAM, who negotiated with the hostages BEHIND CARTER’S BACK to make sure the hostages would be released upon Reagan’s arrival in office, and no sooner.

      Reagan actually worked to have THE HOSTAGES HELD LONGER FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL GAIN.

      When Nancy Pelosi visits Syria, the right wing screaches “treason!” and “we can’t have parallel diplomacy!”…

      You guys on the right are clowns, and you continue to prove it everyday.

    15. Scalia's Robes on October 11th, 2007 12:59 pm

      So with Carter we had:
      Gas lines
      Russians in Afghanistan
      Boycotting 1980 Olympics
      Hostages in Iran

      Hmmm, let’s see what we have with G.W.:
      $3.00+ per gallon/Record profits for Big Oil.

      The re-emergence of the Taliban and the heroin trade due to our focus on the illegal invasion of Iraq.

      Boycotting the 1980 Olympics – frankly I got nothin’, but I thought this was such a ridiculous thing to have on your list that you must be joking anyway.

      A caricature of a tyrant in Iran who is Only empowered because the Bush administration playsa into his hands, like the completely inept fools that they are.

      What else ya got goofball?

    16. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 1:04 pm


      When all else fails, call names right?

      You are living proof.

    17. Scalia's Robes on October 11th, 2007 1:09 pm

      Wow…you must really be frightened of logical discourse if you screened out my last input…
      SM: All posts are moderated – nothing was screened out it just hadn’t been processed yet (klaasend)

    18. minnesota dad on October 11th, 2007 1:49 pm

      Wow, one mention of the greatness Ronald Reagan achieved and it is like hitting a wasp’s nest with a stick. The anger and talking points are somewhat overwhelming. I am sorry I brought it up.


    19. Miss-Underestimated on October 11th, 2007 2:00 pm

      I guess some people have forgotten President Reagan WAS once a Democrat?

    20. SUPER DAVE on October 11th, 2007 5:54 pm

      the reason i dislike politicians is because they act just like us ! calling each other names, dragging other people through the mud, i’m right and you’re wrong, you’re a democrat and i’m a republican. this is all your politicians are good for. and we could add personal gain, power, money, favors, and whatever politicians decide they want, they will take.
      these beloved politicians will destroy our country for personal gain. look a what Bush has become. a tyrant who thinks he is above the law and has caused the USA to be more hated than ever in the history of our country !

    21. johnd on October 12th, 2007 2:00 am

      Carter judges Cheney to be a disaster. My read on Mr Cheney is the same. Others have a different opinion. So?

      Sound the bells – Post cartoons of Carter, talk about how “bad” everyday life was back in my college years. Make fun Carter’s of charity!

      When you say your right and I’m not only wrong, but stupid and a joke about every political issue or historical event, does it give you some macho pleasure?

      Here’s a bit of history that I defy anyone to disprove: Carter instituted the first national speed limit and it saved thousands of lives.

      OK, skip the research and calm fact based debate about the accuracy of that point- just jump to the ridicule, insults and assertions of betterness.

      It must really get to you that there are people like me earning a living, raising a family, enjoying American life and even toastig a cold beer after work with friends of all political stripes doesn’t it? How does a moonbat do it?

    22. brie on October 12th, 2007 7:45 am

      Carter spent too much money on toothpaste!

    23. Richard on October 12th, 2007 12:03 pm

      Well, we DO know that the terrorists holding the Americans hostage in the embassy were afraid of Reagan. The captives recalled hearing them talk about what they feared was going to happen.

      And I don’t think it was coincidence that the hostage release took place more or less simultaneously with the swearing in of Reagan.

    24. SUPER DAVE on October 12th, 2007 12:47 pm

      there were a lot of Americans that were afraid of Ronald Reagan !

    25. Anonymous on July 29th, 2013 2:29 am

      I’m too young to remember Carter’s administration (I was only 2 when Jimmy left office) but I think that Carter should have kept his opinions about Cheney and Bush to himself!
      SM: You are a lucky individual not to have experienced the Carter fiasco and the misery index of double digit unemployment, interest rates and inflation. However, many believe that the Obama presidency is the Carter 2nd and 3red term.

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