Comparing Obama to Carter

Posted on October 27, 2013 by

The Obamacare rollout fiasco, NSA spying on our allies’ leaders, and the nearly-bungled Syria showdown have many democrats shaking our heads.

We know this president has an unyielding and strident opposition, but these are mostly unforced errors.

Is there something about this white house and administration which doesn’t have the chops to perform at the highest level?  Are we talking incompetence?

For those of us who lived through it, I hate to bring this up.  But does this remind you of the “Carter” years?

“Seventy six” was the first presidential I worked on.  Though I was living in Vermont, I spent a month in New York City volunteering for the Georgia Governor.  Elated when we took out Gerry Ford, we then suffered under the inarticulate and ineffectual Jimmy Carter.

No, Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter.

We love and respect President Obama; but his administration continues to fumble around and hand its opponents opportunities to score points against us.

We can’t always rely on republican high-jinks.  We gathered steam during the shutdown and want big gains in 2014.  This president and white house must show that democrats can do more than prevent extremists from taking over the country.

Comments (3)


  1. Stephen Lewis says:

    Hi Lou,

    The Democrats and the President are ruining this country. It has been proven since the beginning of mankind: governments all eventually tend to become socialist. That is precisely what this president and the Dems are now doing. This president, whether more articulate or not, has become worse than Jimmy Carter, the previous worst president in the history of this country … although I think Lyndon’s “great society” was pretty bad.

  2. Steve says:

    Jimmy Carter is one of the best ex-presidents we’ve ever had, and when he was in office he managed to return a sense of moral high ground to the government that Nixon totally trashed. He did so well at returning trust that I think he opened the door for Reagan to win his his phony aw-shucks populism. And he let the Sandinistas take Nicaragua without engulfing Central America in East-West war. That was also Reagan. I don’t know what I’m going to eventually think about Obama as president or ex-president. I’m trying to keep an open mind, but he keeps deporting more people than the Republicans ever did while talking about all that he’s going to do for Latinos. Where’s the eloquence in that statement?

  3. Martin Jay says:

    Government Shutdown – Was it really a protest of Obamacare – or was it just old fashioned stock market manipulation?

    Remember the mantra of Watergate? – Follow The Money”.

    When Ben Bernanke – as brilliant as he is – unintentionally tips his hand by declaring at press conferences that he will not start the “tapering” (reducing the amount of bonds the Fed buys from banks to stimulate the economy) until the data shows the economy improving.
    With the effects of the 2013 sequestration well on the way – what better way than to tip the scale of the stock market by creating a crisis (they went to the last day)
    and putting a $24 BILLION additional hit to the economy?

    That 1-2 body punch to the already fragile recovery
    could delay the “tapering” for at least 6-9 months now.

    Where is “big” money invested in now? The Stock Market. The 3 indexes are now poised to gain 10% to 20% throughout all of 2014.

    While the average Joe’s portfolio with $100,000 in their 401K or IRA could now jump $10,000 to $20,000 – the other folks – the 1 percenters will see increases in their portfolios of $5 Million to $500 Million.

    We reach the debt ceiling again in a few more months.

    No doubt – You will see Ted Cruz – and his “patriotic” Tea Party – try it again! That could guarantee the delaying of the “tapering” well into 2015.

    Follow The Money

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