You’re Only As Good As Your Word

I’ve always believed that you are only as good as your word. I’ve often said that former President Jimmy Carter has done more damage than good to the United States and I still believe that, especially now.

On September 15th, Jimmy Carter accused an overwhelming number of those who disagree with President Obama’s policies of being racist. Don’t take my word for it, listen to him say it himself.

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.

I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shared the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans.

That racism inclination still exists and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of a belief among many white people not just in the South but around the country … that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country.

It’s an abominable circumstance and grieves me and concerns me very deeply.

Those were his own words. There is no denying it. He said them, you heard them. There is no changing what he said, well, unless you’re Jimmy Carter, then you’ve got to give it a try.

By the way, that’s not what I said. I said those on the fringe element that had vituperative personal attacks on President Obama, those were the ones that I clearly.. but I recognized

No it wasn’t, if you read the remarks carefully you will see that’s not what I said, I said those that had a personal vituperative attack on President Obama as a person, that was tinged with racism, but I recognize that people who disagree with him on health care or environment … the vast majority of those are not tinged by racism.

I meant exactly what I said.

He keeps telling us to read the transcript of what he said. Why read the transcript? Why not listen to him say those words himself, in his own voice?

Watch the first video again and remember, he meant exactly what he said.

Jimmy Carter is nothing more than a lying hypocrite anxious for the spotlight and relevancy in a world that has long since passed him by.

Indoctrination, Taxation, Representation And Annihilation

With all the rain we’ve had around here lately, I haven’t had much time to focus on some of the news from the past two days. My mind is swimming with thoughts about some things I have read tonight and I need to get them off my chest.

Thought #1

What the hell is this about?

We’re teaching kids to praise President Obama? Since when do we indoctrinate children by teaching them to honor the President in an organized chant? Pathetic, really.

Thought #2

Joe Biden is right. While discussing the upcoming 2010 elections and the 35 House seats that are currently held by Democrats in traditionally Republican districts, he said,

If they take them back, this the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do

Like I said, he’s right.

Thought #3

Jimmy Carter says that former President Bush and his administration may have been involved in a 2002 coup attempt against Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

I think there is no doubt that in 2002, the United States had at the very least full knowledge about the coup, and could even have been directly involved

Personally, I think that’s better than President Obama and his administration’s attempts to stifle democracy in Honduras. I’m not going to go into it all in this post, but a simple search on Google will give you plenty of information to learn that President Obama has personally condemned the rise of democracy in Honduras.

I don’t think we need to be messing around in either country, but interfering in the name of democracy rather than stifling it sounds better to me any day.

Thought #4

Fining people for not carrying health insurance is wrong. Such fines collected by the IRS are nothing more than taxes. So much about the health care bills in the House and the Senate are wrong. When things are this wrong, they cannot be “negotiated” they must be re-written.

Thought #5

Former President Jimmy Carter sure thinks he’s an expert on the Middle East, doesn’t he? It’s hard to imagine that someone who was apparently so instrumental in brokering peace between Egypt and Israel can be so wrong about peace between Israel and the rest of their neighbors.

I’m no expert, but I do know a few things. Hamas wants nothing less than the complete annihilation of Israel. Hezbollah wants nothing less than the complete annihilation of Israel. Nothing Israel has done in the past, is doing now, or shall do in the future will change either of those facts. So, it’s quite a surprise to read the following:

Former President Jimmy Carter says Israel must stop building settlements in Palestine for there to be peace in the Middle East.

In order for there to peace in the Middle East, Hamas and Hezbollah need to stop sending homicide bombers into Israel, they need to stop threatening Israel, and Hamas as well as Hezbollah need to be annihilated. Only then, will there be a chance for peace in the Middle East.

Thought #6

The voters of Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District may have thought they had sane representation when Hank Johnson won the seat, but it’s clear that Georgia #4 has some sort of Cynthia McKinney syndrome that could take years to purge.

Rep. Hank Johnson is standing by his comments that Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst at President Obama “instigated more racist sentiment” and could lead to a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan.

Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, wrote in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday that he doesn’t think that most of Obama’s opponents are motivated by racism, but that he believes Wilson’s comments “winked at a racist element” and that there is a small but “racially motivated fringe” among those who disapprove of the president and his policies.

Ridiculous.

The Exception To The Rule

The men who have served as President of the United States worked hard to establish a legacy for themselves during their time in office. Whether they are remembered as one of our best presidents or one of the worst, I bet you can recall more information about their accomplishments and failures while they were serving in the Oval Office than anything they did after they left it.

We all remember what Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton did while they were in office, but can you recall what Lyndon B. Johnson did after leaving the White House? What about Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, or George H. W. Bush? The truth is, very few former presidents are remembered for their works after leaving the presidency.

The exception to that rule is Jimmy Carter.

It’s no secret that Jimmy Carter is not your average former U.S. President, that point should be obvious because he wasn’t your average U.S. President at the time he was elected either. While few people can recall anything he did while serving as president, he is dead set to make sure we all remember exactly what he did after leaving the White House, and I am not talking about his work with Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Carter has gone out of his way to make sure the writers of history remember him as an ambassador to the entire world and a friend to terrorists everywhere.

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The Persecution of Palestine

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Jimmy Carter is nuts. As you know, since completing his one and only term as president, Mr. Carter has traveled the world advocating peace, or at least pretending to. Yet, in his last book he equated Israel and Israeli policies with the South African system of dividing races, apartheid. He raised quite a stink, especially among the Jewish community, and still has not apologized to the state of Israel or the Jewish people for his distasteful choice of titles.

The title of that book, “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid”, said it all. Upon writing that book, Mr. Carter confused his personal opinions with facts and he lost all objectivity in Mid-East relations. At the time, I questioned whether the book revealed a sudden shift in his views toward Israel, or if he had always felt that Israel was an apartheid state. He answered that question himself just months later when he agreed to meet with the leader of Hamas, and then revealed that he had been meeting with the leaders of Hamas for years.

The revelations about his secret meetings with Hamas completely shatter any credibility he still had as a “peacemaker”, yet he still took the time to write another book. Why? Why would anyone take the time to read it? That’s like reading a book on how to play a game that was written by an athlete who did nothing but cheat while playing. Mr. Carter has no more credibility when it comes to acting like a broker of peace. Peacemakers do not hold secret meetings with terrorists.

This week, Mr. Carter said the “persecution of Palestinians” and the “lack of U.S. commitment” to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict makes peace in the Mid-East a volatile issue. Let’s set the record straight, okay?

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