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
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.