In a speech yesterday, Jimmy Carter told the crowd that President Bush has brought "international disgrace" to America, and that every past president has been a supporter of human rights, until this one. I guess Carter forgot about all the presidents who supperted slavery. And he must be taking back all the awful things he said about Reagan.
Carter's speech is so typical of the hate speeches given by radical liberals.
The first thing of note is something that Ann Coulter points out in her book, Slander. There is a technique liberals have been using for decades, and is supported by the complicit mainstream media. Every Republican president that gets elected is the worst, most dangerous person ever. They always set the record for as "worst" for whatever category they are talking about. But after they leave office their reputation rebounds, and the media tries to make everyone forget what they said.
Ronald Reagan, of course, is the best example of this. There is only a small segment of people now who still go around saying that Reagan was the worst president ever, but during his presidency in the 1980s that's all you would hear every day. The day-in and day-out steady drumbeat of negativity in the press for 8 yearswould wear down all but the hardiest of souls.
The same thing happened to George Bush Sr. The media hated and ridiculed him, but when he left office he became a good guy again.
I guess the current president can look forward to making new friends in a couple of years when he leaves office.
Back to Carter, the ironic thing about his speech is the sheer hypocracy of it. Although he's calling the current president an "international disgrace", it is in fact he who is bringing disgrace to America by his very un-presidential actions as he travels around telling the world how horrible our elected leader is. No less, he is doing so in a time of war, when hundreds of thousands of American troops are in harm's way. Jimmy Carter is a bad American.
The news story, from KESQ in Nevada:
Ex-Prez Carter: Bush has brought U.S. "international disgrace"
RENO, Nev. Former President Carter is urging northern Nevadans to elect his son, Jack, to the Senate to help combat a Bush administration he says has brought "international disgrace" to the country.
The former president told a crowd of about 300 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno today that the nation is more sharply divided that it has ever been as a result of Bush's policies.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, he says he's deeply embarrassed that the American government now stands convicted around the world as one of the greatest abusers of civil rights. He continued the theme in a dinner speech to 700 at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, saying every past president has been a supporter of human rights, until this one.
Jack Carter is bidding to unseat Republican Senator John Ensign. Both father and son said Ensign must go because he has voted 96 percent of the time with the Bush administration. They say that in addition to bungling foreign policy, Bush has cut taxes for the rich to the detriment of working Americans.
The former president say that Bush's policies have been a radical departure from what all previous presidents have done, including Republicans like Bush's own father, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower.
He says never before has the United States had a policy of pre-emptive war, as was the case in what he called an "ill-advised invasion" of Iraq.