Sunday, June 10, 2007

President Jimmy Carter Has Lost All Sense Of Propriety

I did not vote for President Carter. I also did not vote for President Ford. To the best of my recollection this was the only Presidential election I did not vote in since I became old enough to vote.

I liked Carter but felt that he was too trusting and naive to be our President. While he turned out to be one of the worst presidents of the 20th century, I still liked and respected him. That is untill the last several years. Each year my respect for him has diminished. Now I just think of him as a big mouthed publicity hound.

His latest rants, such as
I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history


The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.


on Tony Blair support of President Bush
Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient.


And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world

have just gone too far.

To the best of my knowledge, no former President has ever spoken out against a seated President or leader of one of our most important allies like Carter has.

There is an old saying "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". Well, Carter because of all the mistakes he made while President, lives in the biggest glass house of all. As far as I'm concerned he should just close his mouth and shut up before he makes an even bigger fool of himself.

1 comment:

profmarcus said...

the u.s. is in the middle of the biggest constitutional crisis in its history and no one with access to a national platform is standing up and calling it for what it is... even carter is not labeling it for the dangers we are facing, but at least he is speaking up... too many others are keeping their counsel when they should be forcefully condemning the criminals who currently occupy our white house and who are scattered throughout our government... to allow yourself to be constrained by precedent and protocol in times like these is to abdicate your responsibility as a citizen, to say nothing of your responsibility as a former president... i don't expect clinton and bush 41 to say anything because, after all, they're part of the problem... so is carter, for that matter, but at least he's showing that he has principles... the ones who should REALLY be taking a stand are the 2008 presidential candidates, but the only ones who are even coming close are chris dodd and, to a lesser extent, edwards... by speaking out, carter is exposing himself to the kind of intense criticism of many, including yourself, but i say, more power to him...