Originally Posted by UB_S
Obama wrongly calls Reagan supporters racist
At least we know why Obama didn’t totally disavow the wholly offensive and racist rants of his pastor of decades.
He seems to disagree with his tone, but not with his ideas. Obama had no problem calling a majority of Americans angry racists without using every word and couching the sentiments in flowery rhetoric.
“Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition.” Obama March 18, 2008 “More Perfect Union speech
After 20 years, and by a self-avowed “admirer” of Ronald Reagan, the far left and their candidate du jure, Barack Obama, still cling to the belief that Ronald Reagan was the choice of 44 states in 1980 and 49 states in 1984 because a bunch of racist whites were “angry” about welfare and affirmative action.
It’s disgusting that the media lets such rabid racism pass for political discourse.
52 Americans were held hostage for over a year under Jimmy Carter, inflation was at an economy-killing 13%, unemployment at 7%, the Soviet Union was on the move while we couldn’t keep two military helicopters flying without crashing into each other in the desert.
But Obama’s says that the reason Jimmy Carter lost was race-based “anger.”
Rev. Wright couldn’t have said it better himself.
March 19, 2008 | Filed Under Barack Obama
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Barack, once again could not be anymore incorrect. I was 20 years old, race was not even a factor in the 80 election. Carter/Mondale got steamrolled for alot of reasons, here is a rather lengthy list.
Carter is becoming a more bitter and virulent man every day of his life. He's a subservient poodle doing the bidding of, and obeying, the Democrat National Committee. Whatever is asked of him to do on the behalf of partisan politics he is only too happy to comply. Whether it's trashing any ideology that doesn't fit with Pure Liberalism, siding with Palestinian terrorists or bestowing legitimacy to the rigged "elections" of world dictators with his Carter Center, Jimmy is more than willing to allow his puppet strings be pulled and manipulated for the sole reason of rank partisanship.
Let's review the highlights of Carter's sickly and suffocating four year presidency: The On-Line Encyclopaedia Britannica states:
* that during the Carter Administration the inflation rate climbed higher each year he was in office, rising from 6 percent in 1976 to more than 12 percent by 1980
* the unemployment rate remained high at 7.5 percent
* interest rates reached a high of 20 percent or more twice during 1980
As if the above three items wouldn't economically cripple a nation by themselves, the U.S. experienced a horrendous energy crisis that Carter was incapable and impotent of resolving. Raise your hand and yell "Whoooo-Hoooo" if you want to return to the Carter-Mondale era of cars stacked in long lines outside of gas stations and setting your home thermostat to 65 degrees.
And let's not forget that the U.S., for its first time in history - under Carter - demonstrated and displayed weakness to the world by failing to effectively resolve the hostage crisis in Tehran. We're still paying a price today for Carter's dreadful and feeble foreign policies. Carter's disastrous attempt to rescue the hostages via his botched plan, Operation Eagle Claw, only underscores his abysmal failure as Commander In Chief.
So ineffectual was Carter in handling the hostage crisis, that the hostages were released when Ronald Regan took office. Allegations that the Reagan campaign had secretly negotiated with Iran not to release the hostages until after the election was investigated by a congressional subcommittee - a Democrat majority at the time - and never proven. No witnesses were ever found to substantiate the allegations that Reagan has any "secret deal" with Iran.
Let's look at The Misery Index - the inflation rate plus the unemployment rate - as rated by president, especially Carter's single, four year term (note: the higher the number, the higher the degree of misery):
* Carter's Misery Index scores a 16.27.
* George W. Bush's Misery Index for his term to date is 7.96, well below half that of Carter.
Other failures of the Carter-Mondale Administration run as lengthy as a paper roll print-out of an auditor's calculator. These are but a few of Carter's transgressions:
* in his first month in office he cut the Defense Budget by $6 Billion dollars
* he unilaterally removed all nuclear weapons and reduced U.S. Troop levels in South Korea
* he canceled the the B-1 bomber program, further weakening the U.S. Military
* he reinstated the draft
* his SALT (Strategic Arms Limitations Talks) One and Two treaties served only to weaken U.S. defense
* Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted that the United States began sending aid to anti-Soviet Afghan Islamist factions on July 3, 1979 (even then Carter was a sympathetic ally of Islamofascists)
* Carter and Brzezinski started a $40 billion covert program of training Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan and Afghanistan
* he single-handedly ruined our relationship with Iran, a U.S. ally since World War II thereby allowing Iran's maturation into the world threat that it is today
* he refused to allow American athletes to participate in the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics
* he increased the payroll tax for Social Security
* the prime lending rate hit 21.5% in December 1980, the highest rate in U.S. history under any President
Finally, I would be remiss not to mention that on April 20, 1979, Carter was attacked by... a rabbit. Even rabbits knew that Carter was a weak, fragile and cowardly man who wouldn't fight back and defend himself.
Carter, in one of his first executive moves gave away the Panama Canal, angering every Veteran from Sea to shining Sea.
Carter cared more for photo ops with Begin and Sadat than he did the hostage crisis.
Carter was and remains the biggest executive boob in the history of the nation.
Against our State Depts wishes Carter is going to go talk too Hamas. This is an absolute no no, this is typical Carter, Jimmy Carter has been the biggest hitch in Americas collective get-a-long I have ever seen. This man is rotten to the core. Nothing good about him at all, he was, is and will continue to be an ally to our nations enemies. When one can accuratly state that Bill Clinton was not just better, but alot better at Executive mgmnt. than Carter, that says it all, because Bill Clinton was a bad man.