Monday, February 14, 2011

Is Obama really Carter Part II?

Conservatives consider the Presidency of a certain James Earl Carter to be an unmitigated disaster. Liberals would rather any reference to it would just go away.

What both conservatives and liberals agree upon is that Carter was percieved as weak by both our allies and adversaries.

The chronology of wimpiness...

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Carter responded by not allowing American athletes to participate in the 1980 Moscow Summer Olypics.

The Russians won the medal count with 195 total medals, 80 of them gold. I guess Carter showed 'em.

The Panama Canal was given away to a two-bit dictator; the CIA was gutted; American aid was cut off to El Salvador, which was fighting a Communist insurgency at the time, but gave more than $90 million in aid to the Marxist Nicaraguan Sandinistas.



Blogger Dad29 said...

The Panama Canal was given away to a two-bit dictator

That was Reagan, no??

1:55 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

From my research, both Canal Treaties were done in the carter Admin.

The implimentation may not have happened until Mr. Peanut was voted out of office.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

The Carter problem IMHO was one of competence. The Obama problem is similar, although I think he is worse than President Carter was.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I meant to say the Carter problem was one of INcompetence.

11:41 PM  

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