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The Ghosts of Jimmy Carter

YassirSanchez Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 12:09 PM
Dear Jimmy Carter IV, I have said for years that your beloved "papa" is a kind and decent man. But if you are a big enough to boy to play dirty about Romney you are big enough to handle some criticism of your Grandfather. And from one political junkie to another, your grandfather may be a kind and decent man but as President he was a TOTAL and complet failure. Like the current denizen of the White House is he is in WAY over his head. The only POSITIVE thing that either of them have done is create a resurgence of Conservatism in the United States. If we ever create a Mount Rushmore of failed Presidents your Grandfather will be Washington and Obama will be Lincoln.
Milt37 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 1:31 PM
Stephen,

You're either trying to be nice, or have a completely different take on decent than I do.

It's been a long tradition for ex-Presidents to stay out of the limelight and avoid denigrating their succesors. Carter was the first one (I believe) who violated that tradition in such a reprehensible manner. I have two pieces of advice for J. Squirrel Carter IV. Get a name change and BOO-FRICKIN-HOO about your grandpa being a failure.

I guess the peanut doesn't fall far from the tree.

One of the more piquant details in the tale of Mitt Romney's damning "47 percent" video is that it was unearthed online by James Earl Carter IV, a grandson and namesake of the 39th president. The self-described "oppo researcher [and] political junkie" told NBC News that he tracked down the person who recorded Romney's remarks at a May fundraiser, then put him in touch with Mother Jones, the left-wing magazine that