14 thoughts on “Presidential Idiots.

  1. Let’s see…. What did Carter establish….

    1) fuel effeciency standards that would have cut our current oil consumption in half by now. HIs plan which was IN PLACE when he left office would have increased the average effeciency to 48 mpg by 1995 and well over 50 by now(it is currently 27 which is exactly what it was when Reagan came in and shut down the standards. FYI it was 12 a decade prior to Carter and we import just over half our oil so a double of the standards would mean NO FOREIGN OIL IMPORTED!!! European nations have these standards and that is why they are so far ahead of us in standards, Meanwhile, we give people huge tax incentives to buy oversized SUVs. Now we will have to spend billions to bailout the big 3 auto US automakers because they are 3 decades behind and nearly bankrupt and our nation is hooked on gas guzzlers. What else do you expect when you leaders are all oil industry executives and lobbyists?

    2) Universal healthcare was passed and ready for implementation under his watch until it was wiped out after he left office.

    3) Peace for Israel made great strides under Carter’s watch. He took great pride in peace through negotiations and we have suffered because those values were not taken up by the leaders that followed. George W. Bush has been by far the worst. We are a joke in Europe now and hated everywhere else.

    4) Giving up on a losing war on drugs. We spend 40 BILLION dollars a year to fight a war that is lost. Nancy Reagan’s “just say no” policy and the fear of ending prohibition is taking billions out of our pockets and giving it to the drug lords around the world. We need to “just say no” to the war on drugs. Alcohol prohibition didn’t work (unless you count creating a strong maffia) and it doesn’t work for drugs either.

    You are right that Carter is irrelevant in politics today, but it is because the republicans that followed him have given away all the progress that he made and suggested we continue. Carter was a God inspired prophet that we chose to ignore. I wish we could go back and listen.

    Carter’s legacy was harmed because of a handful of hostages that eventually came home alive. He lost an election because he spent time working to get them home instead of campaigning for re-election. George Bush has caused the death of thousands of americans. Which is worse?

  2. I love it when you get all riled up, Mike. All that from calling Carter irrelevant. *lol* I think you missed where I called Bush a retard, but I digress.

    Presidential legacies are always plagued by what they did or did not do while in office. I don’t care if you’re Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Dubya or any other President. Carter was a man ahead of his time, there is no doubt about it. Hell, he was a frickin’ genius, but chose to let people see more as a “peanut farmer”, an “every man” if you will. But his legacy will be plagued by the Iran situation and the oil crisis. Dubya’s legacy will be plagued by Iraq and Afghanistan for decades to come. To quote Winston Churchill: “History is written by the victors.”

    One problem we have right now is that the checks and balances the Constitution set in place are being ignored. This administration has overstepped its Constitutional authority and no one’s doing a damn thing about it. Why hasn’t Bush been impeached yet? How the heck has Congress allowed troops to be in-theatre for as long as they have without a formal declaration of war? You can blame the Republicans all day long, but ask yourself: is either side really doing anything to improve the situation we’re in right now?

    I don’t believe in congressional oversight/laws governing every little thing. The market usually rights itself over time. We’re seeing that now with the automotive industry: foreign auto makers are building cars that are more reliable, have better fuel efficiency and/or hybrid technology, and are cheaper for consumers. Detroit’s scrambling to catch up. GM’s gambling that Hydrogren-powered vehicles are the next step in automotive technologies, but they’re not going to see the light of day until at least 2010.

    Universal healthcare probably isn’t that far off. There’s been success with it in Europe and Canada and its only a matter of time before it comes here, but not until the current system fails.

    I don’t believe there will ever be peace in the Middle East. Regardless of Carter’s strides, the reality is both sides want the other erased from the planet. Until that happens, the battle for the Holy land will rage on.

    The War on Drugs is silly and more importantly, a drain on society. Prohibition doesn’t work. It only makes the problem worse, but I don’t know that completely legalizing drugs is the answer. I used to think it was, but I’m not sure anymore. People should be responsible for their actions, but the reality is most of them aren’t. They’re going to do the wrong thing whether or not the government is there to protect them from themselves.

  3. I don’t think we would have seat belts and air bags without government oversight. I also don’t think we will get REAL solutions to fuel effeciency until the government gets involved. We need a huge gas tax and we need to be told the truth about energy. Right now we are held hostage by an administration that is in debt to the oil industry. The war will not end unless Dick Chenney is empeached. He will not allow the war to end while he sits on millions in Haliburton stock options. He needs the war to still be going so the stock price stays high until he leaves office and cashes in those options. His stock options have gone up 400% while he has been in office. No wonder they also don’t want the capital gains tax to go back to where it was before they took office. Do you realize he will sell those stock options and pay a lower tax rate than you and I pay on our small salaries? Halliburton charges the army $100 per load of lanudry to wash the soldiers clothes in Iraq and under the Bush tax cuts, Chenney’s capital gains tax on all those profits will be just 15%. That is sinful!

  4. Let’s see…. What did Carter establish….

    1) fuel effeciency standards that would have cut our current oil consumption in half by now. HIs plan which was IN PLACE when he left office would have increased the average effeciency to 48 mpg by 1995 and well over 50 by now(it is currently 27 which is exactly what it was when Reagan came in and shut down the standards. FYI it was 12 a decade prior to Carter and we import just over half our oil so a double of the standards would mean NO FOREIGN OIL IMPORTED!!! European nations have these standards and that is why they are so far ahead of us in standards, Meanwhile, we give people huge tax incentives to buy oversized SUVs. Now we will have to spend billions to bailout the big 3 auto US automakers because they are 3 decades behind and nearly bankrupt and our nation is hooked on gas guzzlers. What else do you expect when you leaders are all oil industry executives and lobbyists?

    2) Universal healthcare was passed and ready for implementation under his watch until it was wiped out after he left office.

    3) Peace for Israel made great strides under Carter’s watch. He took great pride in peace through negotiations and we have suffered because those values were not taken up by the leaders that followed. George W. Bush has been by far the worst. We are a joke in Europe now and hated everywhere else.

    4) Giving up on a losing war on drugs. We spend 40 BILLION dollars a year to fight a war that is lost. Nancy Reagan’s “just say no” policy and the fear of ending prohibition is taking billions out of our pockets and giving it to the drug lords around the world. We need to “just say no” to the war on drugs. Alcohol prohibition didn’t work (unless you count creating a strong maffia) and it doesn’t work for drugs either.

    You are right that Carter is irrelevant in politics today, but it is because the republicans that followed him have given away all the progress that he made and suggested we continue. Carter was a God inspired prophet that we chose to ignore. I wish we could go back and listen.

    Carter’s legacy was harmed because of a handful of hostages that eventually came home alive. He lost an election because he spent time working to get them home instead of campaigning for re-election. George Bush has caused the death of thousands of americans. Which is worse?

  5. I love it when you get all riled up, Mike. All that from calling Carter irrelevant. *lol* I think you missed where I called Bush a retard, but I digress.

    Presidential legacies are always plagued by what they did or did not do while in office. I don’t care if you’re Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Dubya or any other President. Carter was a man ahead of his time, there is no doubt about it. Hell, he was a frickin’ genius, but chose to let people see more as a “peanut farmer”, an “every man” if you will. But his legacy will be plagued by the Iran situation and the oil crisis. Dubya’s legacy will be plagued by Iraq and Afghanistan for decades to come. To quote Winston Churchill: “History is written by the victors.”

    One problem we have right now is that the checks and balances the Constitution set in place are being ignored. This administration has overstepped its Constitutional authority and no one’s doing a damn thing about it. Why hasn’t Bush been impeached yet? How the heck has Congress allowed troops to be in-theatre for as long as they have without a formal declaration of war? You can blame the Republicans all day long, but ask yourself: is either side really doing anything to improve the situation we’re in right now?

    I don’t believe in congressional oversight/laws governing every little thing. The market usually rights itself over time. We’re seeing that now with the automotive industry: foreign auto makers are building cars that are more reliable, have better fuel efficiency and/or hybrid technology, and are cheaper for consumers. Detroit’s scrambling to catch up. GM’s gambling that Hydrogren-powered vehicles are the next step in automotive technologies, but they’re not going to see the light of day until at least 2010.

    Universal healthcare probably isn’t that far off. There’s been success with it in Europe and Canada and its only a matter of time before it comes here, but not until the current system fails.

    I don’t believe there will ever be peace in the Middle East. Regardless of Carter’s strides, the reality is both sides want the other erased from the planet. Until that happens, the battle for the Holy land will rage on.

    The War on Drugs is silly and more importantly, a drain on society. Prohibition doesn’t work. It only makes the problem worse, but I don’t know that completely legalizing drugs is the answer. I used to think it was, but I’m not sure anymore. People should be responsible for their actions, but the reality is most of them aren’t. They’re going to do the wrong thing whether or not the government is there to protect them from themselves.

  6. I don’t think we would have seat belts and air bags without government oversight. I also don’t think we will get REAL solutions to fuel effeciency until the government gets involved. We need a huge gas tax and we need to be told the truth about energy. Right now we are held hostage by an administration that is in debt to the oil industry. The war will not end unless Dick Chenney is empeached. He will not allow the war to end while he sits on millions in Haliburton stock options. He needs the war to still be going so the stock price stays high until he leaves office and cashes in those options. His stock options have gone up 400% while he has been in office. No wonder they also don’t want the capital gains tax to go back to where it was before they took office. Do you realize he will sell those stock options and pay a lower tax rate than you and I pay on our small salaries? Halliburton charges the army $100 per load of lanudry to wash the soldiers clothes in Iraq and under the Bush tax cuts, Chenney’s capital gains tax on all those profits will be just 15%. That is sinful!

  7. Too bad Carter felt intimidated into backing off his statement because it’s absolutely true. Bush is the worse president in American history. I would go further and say I hope he is the worse possible president, because I would hate to think that someone could be elected who would be even worse. But Carter backed off. He is, after all, 80 or more. Right? A little frail, perhaps. But his judgment is still more sound than most Republicans half his age.

  8. We’re going nowhere fast. I’ll save you some time and just point to more talking points on why Cheney and Bush should be impeached. We don’t live in Mother Russia. All things aren’t equal, and that’s just a fact of life. If your accusations are true, then so be it. No one is above the law. No one is above reproach.

  9. Too bad Carter felt intimidated into backing off his statement because it’s absolutely true. Bush is the worse president in American history. I would go further and say I hope he is the worse possible president, because I would hate to think that someone could be elected who would be even worse. But Carter backed off. He is, after all, 80 or more. Right? A little frail, perhaps. But his judgment is still more sound than most Republicans half his age.

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