Q: What’s the difference between Jimmy Carter and herpes?
A: One causes nagging pain and never goes away completely, the other is an STD.

by editor on May 27, 2011

Jimmy Carter is once again torturing the nation’s eardrums to mercilessly flog another new book written to defend his “legacy.” This is only fair, because if there was ever a book that deserved to be flogged mercilessly, his would be it.

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Jimmy Carter, getting smaller everywhere except in his own mind

MSNBC explains what we mean:

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, former President Jimmy Carter … lauded his own post-presidency, telling Williams, “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.” 

Carter is forever picking at the scab left by his one miserable term, thereby preventing it from healing. But besides defending his “worst president” title against challenger Barack Obama, Jimmy is also vying for the latter’s “Most Self-Righteous Pompous Egomaniac” prize (let’s hope he forgoes the swimsuit competition):

“The Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill the vacuums in the world,” Carter said. “When the United States won’t deal with troubled areas, we go there and we meet their leaders who can bring an end to a conflict, or an end to human rights abuse, and so forth. So I feel that [I] have an advantage over many other former presidents in being involved in daily affairs that have shaped the policies of our nation and the world.”

Jimmy says “shaped”, we say “f-cked up.” Tomato, tomahto.

The old adage says “Nature abhors a vacuum.” We would add “Us, too, especially when that vacuum gets filled with Jimmy Carter”.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurities

Source: MSNBC

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hisham
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hisham

Jimmy’s like body lice or like crab lice (even worse) and all we need is some political Kwell cream.

andycanuck
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andycanuck

I thought Carter is like herpes because all is pleasure before his arrival and a pain in the dong after he’s come?

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

“The Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill the vacuums in the world…When the United States won’t deal with troubled areas we go there and meet with their leaders…”

What a sad, pathetic man. If he had stuck with building housing for the poor I’d respect him. But Carter has gone from being the worst President of the 20th Century to being the worst ex-President of the 21st. It seems that his ego and his delusions expand with his age. He has become an international embarassment, even the Secretary of State has snubbed him.

He’s never recovered from loss in the 1980 election nor has he forgiven the American people for voting him out of office.

perlcat
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Gotta love that quote: “The Carter Center has decided, under my leadership, to fill the vacuums in the world,”

He fills this vacuum by sucking more than humanly possible.

deepthinker
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deepthinker

I remember his legacy. Inflation at 20%, unemployment above 10%, his installing the mullahs in Iran, allowing the US Embassy to be taken over by so called students. His weak response that left brave soliders dead in the sand. Him telling me that I should wear a sweater at night and turn the heat down.

The best use of this book is to wipe your ass with it when you are done sitting on the throne. That is carter’s legacy.

alien
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alien

consider, though, that in 1953 we traded a democratically elected leader for a Shah and for BP profits (AIOC). The mullahs slipped into the bed we made a generation before

perlcat
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Yes, we certainly played the role of kingmaker, and I wish we hadn’t. I don’t see any good reason to meddle in foreign governments, but then, that was during the cold war, and there was a desperation to prevent any more dominoes from falling.

Looking back, it is easy for us to say we should not have done that, but the area was rife with foreign super power meddling. We may never know if we did stop the Soviet expansion into the region — it is a lot like a feint on the chessboard — you threaten something, then move your piece elsewhere, and a few moves later, the board is completely different.

I think that people took the concept and ran with it — but when they installed their government, they proved hardly better than the one they replaced — other than a veneer of religion, they are as barbaric as any despot with the secret police and whatnot.

In the late 70’s, there were a lot of Iranian students stranded here in the US — and some of the ones I met were rampant socialists. It isn’t hard at all for me to believe that Ike saw a clear and present danger from that sector, and acted accordingly. There was a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on.

In fact, the narrative of US involvement as a malicious act isn’t totally devoid of political maneuvering. Personally, I agree with Truman — to oppose it. Doesn’t do much good, though.

Bob Porrazzo
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Bob Porrazzo

Frankly the world can do WITHOUT peanuthead Carter!