What a dolt.
America is no better off now than it was in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says former President Jimmy Carter. From national politics to relationships with other nations, there is a lot of room for improvement.Maybe if we fired some missiles that hostage crisis wouldn't have lasted 444 days.
"We had almost complete harmony with every nation on Earth," the Nobel Peace Prize winner said of his administration. "We not only preserved peace for our country, we never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a missile."
Carter, who will be at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, spoke with the Deseret News about how things have changed since his presidency, how things have remained the same and what life was like in the White House, during a round of press interviews for his new book, "White House Diary."Yes, I wish Democrats would stop trying to destroy the reputation or character of people. Has this dunce ever heard the name Sarah Palin?
Many of the issues that were pertinent during Carter's administration still face American leaders, he said. Some 30 or 40 of those items, including Middle East peace, relations with China and with Iran, and the search for clean, cheap energy, remain high profile.
While the above issues may be similar, today's American political scene is vastly different. Carter says he had wonderful bipartisan cooperation, with Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate supporting him.
That doesn't exist now.
The political environment has become polarized in individual states and among voters, Carter says, caused primarily "by the massive and unprecedented infusion of millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of candidates, which are used mostly just for negative advertising to destroy the reputation or character of your opponents."
Via AoS headlines.