Can America Afford Another Jimmy Carter?
October 10, 2008
presidential election is reminiscent of the presidency of Richard Nixon;
one cannot help but be reminded of the
Watergate Scandal, the biggest political scandal in American
history. Watergate caused the American public to lose faith in the
presidency and especially the Republican Party.
As a result, in 1977 Democrats and some
conservative Christian voters rushed to the polls to elect a virtually
unknown political figure outside of Georgia and one of the most
unqualified liberal presidents in the history of America, Mr. Jimmy
began the race with a sizable lead over Ford, who was able to narrow the
gap over the course of the campaign, but was unable to prevent Carter
from narrowly defeating him on November 2, 1976. Carter won the popular
vote by 50.1 percent to 48.0 percent for Ford and received 297
electoral votes to Ford's 240.”
During the Watergate
crisis, the American public’s faith in the government had been severely
tarnished and reduced to its lowest level and the work of many federal
agencies had been disrupted by the Nixon impeachment fiasco.
seems to be repeating itself. Again, after 30 years or so, we are faced
with a similar dilemma. By now, many Americans believe that President
Bush’s two terms in office have been a profound failure. For months,
Bush’s approval ratings have hovered around 30 and now at 24 percent,
the same as President Nixon when he left office.
Once again, as a result
of these approval ratings, the Democrats are tripping over each other to
put another highly unqualified man, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, into
the White House. Ironically, with his past ties to
hating America, America’s survival remains at peril.
Currently, the foremost
topic on the mind of the voter is the economic mess. Finger pointing
goes in all directions without a clear understanding of who is to blame.
Some goodhearted, naïve Americans again think that Democrats can indeed
be the answer. Unfortunately, their answer, most likely, will be
disastrous and will lead America to the biggest quagmire in its entire
history. We do well to recognize that shortsighted people with short
memories are prone to make terrible choices, even when they have the
best of intentions.
Therefore, we want to
refresh the voters’ memory and help them in making wise decisions. The
vote you cast will not simply replace one politician with another.
Today, every vote has great existential implications. The economic
crisis aside, whether we like it or not, we are truly in a war of
survival with Islamofascism and Mr. Obama is not the man who can defend
Now, is all the above
just fear-mongering and Democrat-bashing at election time? You are free
to see it that way. Nevertheless, it is always more prudent to go with
the facts than fiction. In order to understand Obama, we must first
re-examine the king negotiator with the dictators and terrorists, Mr.
Mr Carter and his wife Rosalyn would do well to return to the retirement
in Plains that the voters intended for them when they voted him out of
Carter’s history of promoting anti-American dictators is no secret. As
Stephen Hayward noted in a column in
Front Page, "among his complex motivations is his
determination to override American foreign policy when it suits him.” As
he rotates from North Korea to Venezuela to Cuba from friendships with
Hugo Chavez, Cindy Sheehan, Howard Dean, Michael Moore, and Kim Jung Il
and many other controversial figuers, Mr. Carter appears to damage the
credibility of the United States every time he opens his mouth.
briefly outline the results of Jimmy Carter's misguided liberal
The Islamic Revolution in Iran,
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
1979, the takeover of the American embassy in Iran by the fanatic
holding of hostages,
rescue attempt of the hostages,
serious fuel shortages
in America, a return of the
Panama Canal Zone to Panama,
of Osama bin Laden, the Iran-Iraq War, which cost lives of millions dead
and wounded thousands, 9/11 attack, and yes, the present war on
terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
When former President
Carter took office in 1977, the Shah of Iran was a staunch ally of the
United States, a mainstay in our standoff with the Soviet Union,
thwarting the dream held since the time of the czars of pushing south
toward the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.
Carter’s human rights deal, gave rise to one of the worst rights
violators in history — the Ayatollah Khomeini. Thanks to Jimmy and
company, Khomeini's successors are preparing for nuclear war with Israel
and the West. When President Carter threatening the use of military
force, he was mocked by Khomeini with the response: "U.S. cannot do a
Iran, being a great ally of the U.S. during the Cold War,
constantly became a target for Soviet subversion and espionage. Just
like the U.S. war on terror, few people were arrested in Iran and many
were incarcerated, many who threatened its sovereignty and existence,
mainly Marxists and Soviet agents and their collaborators.
This action did not appease our former peanut farmer, who, on taking
office, declared that advancing "human rights" was among his highest
priorities, with the Shah of Iran as his prime target. It is necessary
to be reminded and never forgotten, that it was
Jimmy Carter and the British Government that masterminded the
Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power in 1979 and are the sole reason for
today's Islamic Terrorism around the world.
William H. Sullivan says that he recalls
the U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (the
same man behind the rise of
Barack Hussein Obama) "repeatedly assured
Pahlavi that the U.S. backed him fully. However these reassurances would
not amount to substantive action on the part of the United States.” It
seems as though it is 1979 all over again and the Democrats, blinded by
Obama’s evangelical speech from
expect him to solve America’s problem.
Americans, out of
resentment, made a huge mistake in electing an inexperienced
idealist, Jimmy Carter, simply because they were unhappy with
the Nixon scandal and the Republican Party in general. That naïve
decision lead us to where we are today. Mr. Carter's belief that every
crisis can be resolved with diplomacy - now permeates the Democratic
Party. Unfortunately, Carter was wrong. There are times when evil must
be openly confronted and defeated.
Jimmy Carter, the
self-appointed touring ambassador of bad-mouthing America, must be
rejoicing at the prospect of Mr. Obama’s presidency. Mr. Obama holds the
promise of not only carrying on the Carterian misguided policies, but
also taking them to their very ruinous end. Most liberal Democrats live
in a delusional reality based on denial. As a result by definition, most
of the Democrats are in fact "sheeple."
Again, history is about
to repeat itself. While the ever-contrite ambassador of apology, Carter,
cavorts with the officially designated terrorist Hamas, bestowing
legitimacy on the thuggish Islamists, Mr. Obama is promising to outdo
his idol Jimmy by engaging in negotiations or discussions with the
"loveable” president Ahmadinejad of the IRI, a sort of tête-à-tête of
two heads of states to settle things amicably. Doesn’t that sound lovely
and a sure vote getter? But, I am troubled and I have serious concerns.
My fellow Americans,
please ask yourself if disliking George W. Bush’s policy is reason
enough for you to repeat history again. Mr. Obama, in his meteoric rise
to power and with a victory lap around Europe, found it expedient to
wonderful grandmother under the bus, so to speak. He readily
Reverend Wright, the man he emulated and held as his revered
spiritual mentor for 20 years.
Senator Obama can
neither deliver what he captiously preaches, nor can he be your savior.
Our future and the future of our children and this country will rest in