Barack Obama, Welcome back Carter … “When Jimmy Carter Is your best-case scenario, you’re in trouble”


For quite some time President Barack Hussein Obama has been compared to Jimmy Carter and it’s not because he had sin in his heart. Barack Obama … Welcome Back Kotter Carter.

The Obama Presidency has been nothing more than Jimmy Carter on steroids. The RIGHT has pegged Obama from the outset; however, its now the LEFT that is beginning  to see that Obama is not Reaganesque or Lincolnesque … Obama is Carteresque.

People on the right have been comparing President Obama with Jimmy Carter for a while now: The rise from nowhere via inexplicable press adulation, the smarmy moralizing, the excessive faith in his own abilities, the tendency of everything he touches to turn to crap — all seem eerily reminiscent of the Carter presidency.

But now it’s people on the left who are saying the same thing. Trouble is, at this point a Carter rerun is probably a best-case scenario.

Democrat Eric Alterman writes: “Ask yourself if the following story does not sound like another president we could name. The gregarious Massachusetts pol, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, could hardly have been more eager to work with a Democratic president after eight years of Nixon and Ford.

“But when they first met, and O’Neill attempted to advise Carter about which members of Congress might need some special pleading, or even the assorted political favor or two with regard to certain issues, to O’Neill’s open-jawed amazement, Carter replied, ‘No, I’ll describe the problem in a rational way to the American people. I’m sure they’ll realize I’m right.’ The red-nosed Irishman later said he ‘could have slugged’ Carter over this lethal combination of arrogance and naivete, but it would soon become Carter’s calling card.”

How bad is it for Obama’s reelection bid when he is most compared to Jimmy Carter, considered the worst president in American modern times. Talk about a stigma that no Democrat up for reelection would want; however, Obama’s defenders now must face the fact that Obama has been far worse than Carter. For those that remember the Carter years and the misery index coupled with high gas prices and gas rationing, Obama’s lack of “golden” touch completely resembles those miserable years. However, the Lonely Conservative makes a good point where Obama might be even worse that carter, in that Carter was then at least likable … Obama is thin skinned and mean.

Obama has the Carter high gas prices, unemployment numbers, foreclosures, bankruptcies and now add increasing inflation rates.  Barack Obama stands to get a  second term just like Jimmy Carter did.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Barack Obama, Welcome back Carter … “When Jimmy Carter Is your best-case scenario, you’re in trouble””

    1. Obama Will Make the Carter Years Seem Like the Good Old Days | The Lonely Conservative on May 1st, 2011 7:57 pm

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    2. Instapundit » Blog Archive » MY SUNDAY WASHINGTON EXAMINER COLUMN: When Jimmy Carter Is Your Best-Case Scenario, You’re In Troub… on May 1st, 2011 9:08 pm

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    3. OneDay on May 1st, 2011 9:46 pm

      You might want to fix this:
      “Obama is a far much worse President”

    4. Right Wing Nutter on May 2nd, 2011 12:02 am

      Where is the next Reagan?

    5. incognito on May 2nd, 2011 6:13 pm

      Obama is the best leader the world has seen in decades perhaps centuries he has kept his word and delivered what he promised during the campaign.While Reagan armed the Taliban and Osama it’s Obama that pledged to kill him in 2008.While Bush considered Osama not a threat and invaded a non related country looking for non existent weapons of mass distruction sinking the u.s. in dept and recession while his friends got rich on contracts it’s Obama who had to clean the mess he made.
      SM: Give me a break, Obama is the biggest screw up. Sorry, but had it not been for the policies of GWB, Obama could never have done what happened yesterday. The best thing Obama did was get out of the way and allowed our great military to do their job and kill Bin laden.

      The LEFT is on crack if they think that Obama’s policies got Obama. It was W and the CIA. Sorry, last time I checked Obama was against GITMO, waterboarding and military tribunals. Obama was wrong on all. It was information derived from waterboarding KSM that started the pursuit of Bin Laden back in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Who was President then?

      Obama gets credit for not interfering, like he has done with the US economy. Had Obama’s policies of “no weaterbaording” existed in 2003 … the inel would never have been obtained. That is a fact.

    6. incognito on May 3rd, 2011 4:01 am

      You sir surely is living in an alternate reality,these people consider themselves mortars,by torturing them you strengthen there belief,waterboarding and Gitmo only produced false confessions and leads,besides of being a great recruitment tool for future terrorist ,that’s a fact which I wished there weren’t any fools on this earth who needed to be explained.
      SM: And you seem to want to ignore the facts. Sorry waterboarding worked. Obama signed an order that makes the exact way of getting this intel impossible now. Way to take advantage of other people’s hard work.

    7. Michelle Smith on May 3rd, 2011 12:57 pm

      WOW! That is some potent Kool-Aide that incognito is drinking.

    8. Welcome back, Carter… « Time for Thorns on May 3rd, 2011 6:29 pm

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    9. mystere on March 1st, 2012 10:10 am

      Jimmy Carter is dumping a huge load of his peanut butter into his Depends over this. With 10 months gone by, it must stink by now. With all the failures coming along, Barack Obama must be making peanutboi happy to not have the worst President crown of shame on his head anymore. 0bama took the monkey off the peanutboi’s back, and shamelessly lets him ride on his back.

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