Monday, June 9, 2008

McCain: Obama = Carter

When Senator McCain asked about Obama saying he represents a Bush third term he responsed by saying, "Well I think maybe his proposals could be a Carter second term,” Of course I was barely born during the last years of the Carter Presidency, but being a student of History I can say that I don't want to live through them. Stagflation, inflation with a staggent economy, and unemployment rates near 10%. Not to mention the Iranian Hostage Crisis where Iran held American hostages for 444 days. The Crisis ended the day Reagan took office. There were also gas lines, and restrictions on when you could by gas. Today we have the high gas prices, but none of the other problems that the Carter Adminstration bought on the country. As long as this later Carter wanabe stays out of the Oval Office I don't think we will.


  1. Weak. The economic problems under Carter -- especially considering he only served on term -- were obviously not Carter's fault. Gas rationing was stupid, I agree. That's basic economics. But if you want to slam Carter, do us all a favor and read up on his foreign policy and its inconsistencies, because that's where his real failure lie.

    And we both know that Reagan's election was irrelevant to the hostages being released. That was more about humiliating Carter than it was about fearing Reagan.

    Your boys have steered the ship for eight years, and your party's agenda has driven politics for the last thirty. George W. Bush was the perfect realization of the conservative objective, and we've seen how that turned out.

  2. The Iranians wanted to humliate America, not Carter. Which they did successfully for 444 days until the arrival of President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Reagan also bought the economy back along with Americans National pride. All Hail Reagan.

  3. Yeah, Obama has the same sort of lack of experience that Carter had. I agree completely, and we saw how horrible Carter's presidency was. It's very possible he could be the new Carter! Especially when it comes to foreign policy.