RUT-ROH … CNN Does the Obama – Jimmy Carter “Malaise” Comparison … He Will Soon Have the Double Digit Unemployment
Let’s see, Obama is inexperienced, high unemployment, record deficits, cannot make a decision, week on foreign policy, leans toward socialism and apologizes for America. Yup, that would be the Carter Administration.
CNN states, “Is it morning in America, or has hope given way to malaise?” My how the mighty Obama star has fallen. First Obama had comparisons made of him to Richard Nixon and the enemies list with Obama’s ridiculous war against FOX News and the smack down that the White House received from the WH media press pool. Now comparisons of the Obamamessiah to Jimmy Carter and malaise. What’s next, will CNN dare compare Obama to GWB?
Nearly a year after the presidential election, the excitement of Barack Obama’s campaign has faded into the reality of an Obama White House.
As observers try to determine what time it is in American politics, they arrive at opposite conclusions.
To some, said Tulane University political scientist Thomas Langston, Obama is like Jimmy Carter, and the nation will soon hammer the nails into the coffin of a dying Democratic coalition just as voters, tired of the Carter “malaise” era, handed the White House to Republicans in 1980.
Barack Obama … the new Jimmy Carter? The comparisons are certainly there. What is perceived as a nice person, but an inexperienced and ineffectual President. Both of which were overwhelmed by the job and were disastrous for American both home and abroad.
Shortly after taking office, Carter’s approval rating peaked at 75 percent but dropped to the low 40s in a little more than a year. He entered office weighed down by a sagging economy, and eventually, the energy crisis, the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian hostage crisis took a toll on his administration.
“Carter is held up as the model of the ineffectual president — a saint of a man but an ineffectual president. And so when people compare Obama to Carter, that is an attack,” said David Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN who also worked in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton administrations.
For all the claims that Barack Obama is so intelligent, how could The One not learn from Jimmy Carter? Both Carter and Obama were elected in an era of “CHANGE”. Back in 1976 the USA wanted to move beyond Richard Nixon so as a change they elected what was the most 180 degree opposite of Nixon. That unfortunately was also the election of one of the most ineffective leaders of the 20th and 21st century. Flash forward to 2008 and America was once again being promised “CHANGE” in the form of Barack “not Hussein” Obama at the time. America wanted change in the sense of the person, not change in the sense that they wanted to move toward socialism. Sound bites of “Hope & Change” sound great; however, leadership is another story.
In less than one year we have seen what change gets you. A President whose approval rating has sunk because the change that people wanted was a joke. The Change was the election of a black President with no thought of what he actually may stand for or believe. Obama has not offered any change, for the positive. He just happens to be the first black President elected of the United States and acts just like the rest. Maybe worse as he has brought the “Chicago-way” of politics to the White House.
Hope and Change has provided a President who on almost every policy is on the wrong side of the American people.