Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Sven’s Kings won the first game in OT, continuing what has been a string of exciting play-off games.
I hope everyone is doing well -- it’s been awfully quiet, lately.
Too quiet, Paddy.
Yeah, the Kings pulled one off last night. Good game; NY came out mean and ready to play.
Not remembering much of the Jimmy Carter years, I feel fortunate at this second chance via Obama to witness the worst president ever. What a buffoon. And his sycophants. Idiots and fools.
Carter was well intentioned and I think he wanted to do good for the country but he was terribly misguided and dangerously naive. I don’t give Obama the same benefit of a doubt about his intentions. Clinton just wanted to loot the country for his own gain and didn’t care about the country or honor. That is why the Democrats had such a hard time with him. He got them power at first but they couldn’t trust him not to stab them in the back when it suited him and his excesses cost them both houses for the first time in decades.Obama has a Chicago politicians love of graft and heavy handed misuse of power but he has an agenda besides that which is dangerous to us. Clintion did terrible long term harm in giving China a knife at our throats in terms of accurate and reliable ICBMs but the Republican control of the legislature limited the harm to the economy. Obama’s high handed disregard for the law has done long lasting harm to the economy, freedom, and the concept of rule of law, as well as weakening us internationally and militarily.
I do think it is ironic though that Carter proved the adage that misguided good intentions are more dangerous than greed or political perfidy. I think he did more damage in his time to the economy and to our military, and drove us closer to nuclear war with the USSR than we were since the late 50s or early 60s. The huge debts we have run up in this century may have longer term effects but that can not all be put on Obama as Republicans joined them in bellying up to the trough. I think Obama will only really take the title from Carter if his successor continues and builds on Obama’s power grabs and abuses. That could make him the father of the fall of our country and that would boost him ahead of Carter for sure, at least in my opinion.
The most depressing thing is that people had good reason for turning to Carter as a reaction to Nixon and it does not mean the end of responsible voting as Reagan’s overwhelming support showed. Unfortunately the election of Obama says has no mitigating factor that might give hope that self government has failed. I don’t see any Reagan in the wings to give me hope and I don’t think he could be elected today in any case. This makes me sad. I fervently hope I am wrong but I have little hope.
Just the tired opinion of one who remembers the despair of the Carter years all too well.
I had hopes that Carter, being an outsider, would restore the respect for the office that Nixon had cost us. When Reagan was elected I was cynical that he was a actor pretending to be a statesman and leader. In both cases I was wrong. My contempt for Carter and my respect and love for Reagan were both earned by their performance and conduct in office.