America is no better off now than it was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says former President Jimmy Carter. From national politics to relationships with other nations, there is a lot of room for improvement.
“We had almost complete harmony with every nation on Earth,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner said of his administration. “We not only preserved peace for our country, we never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a missile.”
Hmm…let me see….there was this thing called the Iran Hostage Crisis that I saw played out everyday when I was a child…not to mention, some brave people who died in a desert because of your decisions.
Let’s see…Oh, OPEC didn’t want us to have something called …OIL!
South and Central America hated us, the USSR hated us, folks in the Middle East weren’t too happy with a certain handshake heard around the world.
I don’t know, Mr. Carter. I think maybe you need to re-visit your own presidency. We were never “safe” with you in control of things.
We were broke, beaten-down, and maligned. Hmmm…sounds like today.
There was a thing called the ’80s. I remember it being pretty good, aside from the world threats that have always existed in one form or fashion since FOREVER. I remember having hope. I remember having two nickels to rub together, AND I GREW UP DIRT POOR (because of your economy, btw.).
Oh, and the story (CLICK HERE) goes on to talk about how he had bipartisan support that doesn’t exist now.
You know why it doesn’t exist, Mr. Carter? When the Dems lost control of things after 40 years of holding the “power,” they started to behave like petulant children who are coming off a sugar high and dissolve into a puddle of hysterics.