Category Archives: Jimmy Carter

Worst President

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In a Quinnipiac Poll President Obama edged out George W. Bush and Richard Nixon in voting for the worst president since WWII. That covers a lot of ground when you consider the competition.

Peggy Noonan thinks the president is a weirdo.

But I’m not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: “So sue me.” …

It is weird to have a president who has given up. So many young journalists diligently covering this White House, especially those for whom it is their first, think what they’re seeing is normal.

It is not. It is unprecedented and deeply strange. And, because the world is watching and calculating, unbelievably dangerous.

Incomplete

The president gave himself an incomplete grade for his first term. Bill Clinton excused him, saying that no one, not even The Big Dog himself, could have fixed the economy. Obama never actually uttered the words “economic malaise”, but then again, neither did Jimmy Carter.

For those not down with Carter era Sweat Hog culture, here’s a link to Welcome Back Kotter.

Your Health Insurance Card Please

090917boklores2The Baucus plan requires everyone to buy health insurance or pay a fine of $3800 for a family of four. Obama opposed that requirement during his campaign.