Monday, August 22, 2005

#6 Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States

For weeks now, your correspondent, Goldberg 77, has been braying about being on the same list OF ANYTHING as Jimmy Carter. She expects the call from Stockholm any minute.
Here's what Goldberg retails as President Carter's fatal screwups.
He praised the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, North Korea's Kim Il Sung, and others. He said the election of Hugo Chavez, still the President of Venezuela, did not have fatal electoral flaws, he criticized the process in Florida, and he sat next to Michael Moore (see, #1 Michael Moore, the seer, above).

Jimmy Carter was President of the United States from 1976--1980. His Presidency was marked by both failures and successes, successes including the peace treaty he brokered between the states of Israel and Egypt with the Camp David Accord, the SALT II treaty brokered with the Soviet Union, and the Panama Canal treaty which turned the canal over to Panama, and failures including economic inflation and stagnation and the Iranian takeover of the American embassy.

But Goldberg is not interested in Carter's Presidency; it's his twenty-five years of post Presidency that Goldberg credits with Screwing Up America. On the international front, since his unsuccessful bid for re-election, Carter has been involved in a variety of public policy, human rights, and charitable causes. His Carter Center focuses on international conflict resolution and health care including the campaign to eliminate guinea worm disease. He and members of the center are sometimes involved in the monitoring of elections, including acting as election observers, particularly in Latin America and Africa. Carter was the third U.S. president to receive the Nobel Peace Prize award. Like many of the screwups on Goldberg's list, Carter has been publicly critical of George Bush's war in Iraq.

Bernard Goldberg, who resides in Miami, FLA, has a public mantra that liberal "elites" from coastal areas are screwing up the good America, presumably of the heartland, with their elitist ways. Although his home state of Georgia does have a coastal border, it is worthy of note that Carter and his wife Rosalynn are well-known for their work with Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for poor people, and that every September he goes to the Plains Peanut Festival and reportedly frequents the Pink Pig Barbecue Restaurant in Cherry Log, Georgia when he and the former First Lady are visiting their log cabin near Ellijay, Georgia. Carter also teaches a Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. He is also an accomplished amateur woodworker and has occasionally been featured in the pages of Fine Wood Working magazine.


Blogger David M. McClory said...

A failed president, who has tried to undermine all his sucessors, including Clinton, only to lose his dignity in the process.

He proudly rushes to the front of the "ashamed to be American" line.

He should stick to Habitat for Humanity, and leave the partisan slogging to the Durbins, Moores, and Hollywood.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Cameron Mulder said...

I can't think of anytime that Carter used any form of the "ashamed to be american" line, unless you are talking about when he has admited america made a mistake.

No country is perfect, and real leaders will admit to thier sins, and then try to fix it.

10:42 AM  

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