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Old 08-20-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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According to liberals, I guess it's off limits to say anything bad about the guy now because he has terminal cancer. Good lord, we should all be so lucky to live to 90 with good health. As far as I know, he hasn't had any major health issues until now. I think if I was 90 and my doctors told me I had a year to live, I would say, fair enough.

None of it changes that fact that he was not a very good leader, and a terrible president. Probably a nice person, and maybe nice to have a beer with (or his brother), but bad president. The way he handled the Iranian hostage crisis was absolutely pathetic. Probably the worst president in the history of this country until Obama.
1978 and 1977, the best two years for job growth this nation has ever seen. George W. would have loved to have had job numbers like that.

Edit: 1978 and 1977
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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So, OP is using Carter's cancer to demonize people who disagree with him. What else is new from the unhinged left?
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:35 PM
 
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Compared to Obama ... Jimmy rocks
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I remember Carter's years and he definitely was not a great American leader. Far from it. One of the worst Presidents in my time.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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What was so horrible about the Carter years?
- no US wars
- economy was good - US rebounded quicker than most from the global 1980 recession
- Camp David Accords - lasting peace between Israel and Egypt
- ambitious (overly ambitious) plan to rescue the hostages failed due to equipment failure, but he followed up with...
- negotiated the release of the US hostages in Iran
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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He is one of the respected representatives the US has ever had, tremendous amount of knowledge in the ME. The Carter Center's work on Guinea Worm, River Blindness and other diseases have been extremely successful.

He has always worked towards peace rather than war, he will be missed.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Carters failures would have been worse if Reagan didn't get elected to scare the s##t out of Iran and the Russians.I hope Carter survives the usless chemo and is resting well.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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What was so horrible about the Carter years?
- no US wars
- economy was good - US rebounded quicker than most from the global 1980 recession
- Camp David Accords - lasting peace between Israel and Egypt
- ambitious (overly ambitious) plan to rescue the hostages failed due to equipment failure, but he followed up with...
- negotiated the release of the US hostages in Iran
They released the hostages the exact day that Ronald Reagan took office. Why? Because Carter couldn't do anything... he was a weak president and a terrible negotiator. There are really so many parallels between him and Obama. Both are weak men who are some of the worst negotiators in the world and made many bad deals for the US. And of course, just atrocious deals with Iran. In both cases, Iran laughed at the US and our incompetent leaders.

The good news is, after having a weak, ineffectual liberal president like Carter or Obama, the American voters tend to realize their mistake (to some extent) and elect a true leader like Reagan or Trump to take command. It's the same way that bell bottomed jeans come back every 20 years or so. Each generation just can't help themselves and make the same mistakes... whether it be fashion or liberals like Carter and Obama.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:00 PM
NCN
 
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Is it really fair to start singing the praises of a presidency that was awful when the person is ill and no one wants to say anything bad about him.

I voted for Jimmy Carter but his presidency was out of control in welfare fraud. We are having about the same thing all over again right now. His policies destroyed our neighborhood in Charlotte by putting criminals in our area and paying for their housing. Just about every family in our neighborhood had been robbed at least once. When we finally sold our house at about a $9,000 loss and moved there had been 7 murders committed in our area in the past year in what had been a very nice and safe middle class neighborhood.

People were driving expensive cars to the grocery store and buying groceries with food stamps just like they are doing now.

His presidency was probably one of the biggest factors in turning me into a Republican. The person who is having trouble making ends meet should not be that person working more than 40 hours a week because they are paying for themselves and everybody else. We have been married more than 50 years but the most difficult time in our lives together were the Carter years. Good man but bad policies in government.

I told my husband about a year ago that I felt something was wrong with him when he made some off the wall statement about people not voting for someone or something as being racist. I can't remember exactly what he was talking about but the statement he made was crazy. We both looked at each other and just shook our heads. My husband said that he needs to stop talking politics if that is all he can say.

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Old 08-20-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I think Carter is one of the best FORMER presidents this country has had. He has done wonderful things since leaving the White House. Really found his niche in life.

I wish him the best with his health issues.
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