Jimmy Carter: Bush may have been behind anti-Chavez coup

posted at 2:19 pm on September 21, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Another moment of lunacy from this nation’s biggest Oval Office mistake of the 20th century — which may be akin to saying “water is still wet,” but we should be keeping a tally.  While in Colombia, former President Jimmy Carter told an interviewer that the Bush administration “could have been involved” in the 2002 coup attempt against Venezuelan wanna-be dictator Hugo Chavez.  Dan Calabrese unloads on America’s worst ex-president:

On Sunday, Jimmeh told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that he believes the Bush Administration was likely behind a coup against Hugo Chavez in 2002 in Venezuela.

“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,” said the man whose favorite pastime these days is to huddle up with anti-American thugs.

This got picked up immediately by Iranian state media, of course, which has plenty of reasons to air this allegation.  The Iranians want to paint the US as hostile as well as justify its attempts to bolster Chavez in Venezuela.  Having an American ex-president give credence to Chavez’ paranoid conspiracy theories plays into memes propagated by leftists throughout Latin America and undermines American influence.

Oddly, they also repeated this rather belated observation of Chavez by our nation’s most clueless former executive:

However, Carter says Chavez is now consolidating political power, making it “almost impossible” for the Obama administration to establish friendly relations with Venezuela.

“International relations would be better if he [Chavez] would stop his attacks and insults against the United States,” according to the former US leader.

He also said he was worried by the Venezuelan president’s drift towards “authoritarianism.”

Drift?  Chavez has nationalized the oil industry, installed a puppet parliament, and rigged elections designed to make him president for life.  He has openly patterned himself after the region’s most successful totalitarians, the Castro brothers in Cuba, and has provided funding for leftist terrorists in neighboring Colombia.  That’s not a drift, that’s a march in double time, just like the march of Soviets into Afghanistan that this nuclear engineer managed to miss in his administration.

There’s only one word for a former US president who goes abroad to bolster the worst conspiracy theories about our country: despicable.  That’s nothing new for Carter, either.


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See, it’s catchy…

Poor Jimmy Carter has lost his few remaining few marbles.

Zorro on September 21, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Dave Mathews the Rock/Pop Star has taken Jimmy’s lead:

There’s a good population of people in this country that are terrified of the president only because he’s black, even if they don’t say it. And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it.

CWforFreedom on September 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM

traitor

Jimmeh Car-tair is a traitor.

pabarge on September 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Roslyn really needs to check with his doctors. Apparently his medications aren’t right for him.

mizflame98 on September 21, 2009 at 6:17 PM

traitor

Jimmeh Car-tair is a traitor.

pabarge on September 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM

You are correct, alzheimers cannot explain all of his behavior.

Johan Klaus on September 21, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Carter is serving the purpose of his Party. If the Progressives wanted him to shut up or to send a different message they would stifle him, but his is doing exactly what needs doing for them. He speaks for them. He is a scout. Ignoring what he says is a mistake, he must be rebuked and his party held accountable for his words.

batterup on September 21, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Seriously, folks,

Whenever Jimmuh pipes up, just laugh and say “TYGA.”

Christien on September 21, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Doting dolt does double damage, helping Iran’s & Venezuala’s thugs.

jgapinoy on September 21, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Pretty outspoken for a guy who will be 85 on October 1st… Too outspoken…

Khun Joe on September 21, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Take away Carter’s passport!

jack herman on September 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Take away Carter’s passport!

jack herman on September 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM

After he has landed in Syria.

ICBM on September 21, 2009 at 6:59 PM

I dunno if Bush was involved in anything Chavez, but I sure do know who the heck was involved in 52 hostages x 444 days and several dead American special operations forces….

and it weren’t GWB…

ted c on September 21, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Dave Mathews the Rock/Pop Star has taken Jimmy’s lead:

There’s a good population of people in this country that are terrified of the president only because he’s black, even if they don’t say it. And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it.

CWforFreedom on September 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM

What Dave Mathews doesn’t get through his thick skull is that it isn’t the BLACK that is the problem. Hell, I would have worked like crazy if Condaleeza Rice ran or runs in the future and there is no doubt about her colorization.

Nope, The problem I have with the Jugeared jackass is the RED.

Stick that up your record label Matthews.

bullseye on September 21, 2009 at 7:24 PM

He is not good for a-ny-thiiiinnnggg! My gosh it’s like he reads he is the worst president evah and then he gets even by blabbing so’ mo’?

Whatever happens to all these ex-POTUS’s that go into obscurity and rarely come out? (Clinton has been an exception).

Venezuelans got what they asked for because they bought in hook, line and “I’ve Changed!” lie that Chavez said. To take him down would be extremely difficult since he has befriended the worst of the worst that live on those cardboard houses that you see all over the place as soon as you leave the Simon Bolivar Airport (from what I read somewhere else).

If Bush was in it, good! I don’t care! And if he wasn’t, too bad! Someone shoot him up with a vial of not Tamiflu, but Patriotism and a transfusion of Common Sense + .

Gee and I didn’t have to see this crap as a kid but he confirms it every time he opens his mouth.

ProudPalinFan on September 21, 2009 at 7:25 PM

What I want to know is why Hyman Rickover didn’t bust Jimmah to Seaman First, or better yet, Sent him to the Soviet Navy on an exchange program. That would have set the suckers back 50 years

bullseye on September 21, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Carter heard mumbling down ye ol’ Georgia retirement home hall, “where’s the puddin’?”

Put a sock in it Jimmy!!

yoda on September 21, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Andrew Breitbart’s next video is the secret affair between Carter & Helen Thomas back in the early 1900s

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Someone should tell Jimmy that his number one priority, before he opens his mouth, is to do no harm. I realize it’s hard, for a Democrat, to think about the country first, but he should at least try.

Has anyone thought that this might be racist? Perhaps President Carter feels his black president just isn’t observant enough to figure out this stuff on his own so he has to put out the word. Of course, once Carter is through, every president after him has to pick up the pieces. (and no I don’t believe it’s racist I just had to put that in there.)

In a way it’s good that Jimmy keeps opening his mouth, it certainly justifies the Reagan landslide against him and shows people why the Iranians felt they could get away hold our hostages for 487 days and not fear any reprisals.

bflat879 on September 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM

In the 1850s, Jimmy Carter’s father, Rastus Carter, made his drinking and whorin’ money by selling guns to the Indians to attack settlers.

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Jimmy either run for your second term or get off the stage.

whig33 on September 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Jimmy’s sister, Rose, became a famous radio broadcast star in Japan during WW2.

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 7:36 PM

What a shame that a former US President is not only senile, but totally nuts. A complete idiot for the left to use as a puppet. The question is: Who has their hand up his ass?

afotia on September 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Jimmuh….please sit down and shut up.

joe btfsplk on September 21, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Jimmeh

Y’all hush up now, ya heah?

swede7 on September 21, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Are we sure it’s still Jimmy and not some whorriffic Obamination?

Roy Rogers on September 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Jimmy became the huge anti-war person during the Spanish-American war.

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Thats funny I was thinking that Obama and the left were supporting Chavez. Would make sense considering what they are doing to Hondouras, that they are behaving like dictators and seem to be advocating Socialism.

SGinNC on September 21, 2009 at 8:07 PM

biggest mistake Bush made was not throwing his full support behind the effort to remove Chavez.

elduende on September 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM

The National Hemorrhoid needs some Obamacare.

atheling on September 21, 2009 at 8:19 PM

He is not only the worst President in history, he is the WORST EX-PRESIDENT as well.

bayview on September 21, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Carter should have been prosecuted for his Logan Act violations when he dealt with North Korea, then he wouldn’t be the pain-in-the-ass he is today.

Socratease on September 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Somewhere in Georgia, a farm is missing a (pea)nut.

TN Mom on September 21, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Jimmy Carter is so afraid that he will be replaced as the worst President that the jew hating cracker is going out with a bang. What an ass

JohnD9207 on September 21, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Jimmuh never recovered from his terror at being attacked by the killer swamp rabbit and it shows.

ya2daup on September 21, 2009 at 9:57 PM

At what point does this old fool get arrested for subversion?

Big John on September 21, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Ya just can’t say stuff like this unless you have proof positive.

Or you’re an emo demo.

dingbat on September 21, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Roy Rogers on September 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Aloha Roy!

We’re in trouble now, LOL- Logic to the nth degree.

Del Dolemonte on September 21, 2009 at 10:29 PM

What a 10,000 lb sack of Sierra Hotel India Tango

hamradio on September 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Oddly, they also repeated this rather belated observation of Chavez by our nation’s most clueless former executive:

Let me say as a RINO, as a supporter of Senators Snowe and Collins (R-ME) that Carter is not clueless. He’s actively evil. The more evil a dictator, the more Carter desires to lick the sh** from his shoes.

How can any decent human being say a nice word about Jimmy Carter?

thuja on September 21, 2009 at 11:51 PM

If ever there was a man whose brain turned to peanuts…..

Rbastid on September 21, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Jimmuh probably had one too many Billy Beers. That stuff in the warehouse must really be potent by now.

tbear44 on September 22, 2009 at 12:38 AM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

Why is this piece of garbage still even in the press?
He now advocates

HELPING THE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS TO FINISH THEIR NUKES

Stopping Israel from defending herself from annhilation

All So his WARPED CRAZY conscience is somehow cleansed
from all the Millions of iranians he HELPED KILL
with his betrayal of the sha…

Yes i know the shah wasnt perfect..
But each time a liberal gets involved with another country
MILIONS DIE…

So i STATE PUBLICY that
ALL americans must Ignore this MORON
Israel MUST NEVER LISTEN to either him, the clintons or obama

For the SAFETY of the Jews they must protec tthemselves.

I never thought i would be saying this but
ISRAEL..

Listen to me..
America is preparing to abandon you
and betray you into the hands of the Islamic Nazis..

PROTECT YOURSELVES AND RUN..
RUN AWAY FROM THE FOOL CARTER..

They are now EXTREEMLY dangerous

veteranoutrage on September 22, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Oh, lighten up on the guy.

It’s like Dorian Obama’s picture, a little faded, hopped down from the wall and started doing press conferences.

I’m sure every time Carter opens his mouth David Axelrod breaks wind.

JEM on September 22, 2009 at 12:52 AM

One of the rules of Psychology is that when you feel (or recognize)that you aren’t worth much (a failure)is to always try to keep a person or a class of people lower than yourself.

This man with anti-American impulses at his core certainly fits that description -blaming everyone one else-trying to bring them down, that his failures might not appear so bad.

Why? Because no man who is given the high office of the president of this once fine nation,could possibly hate it without some serious psychological reason. Avoiding being the world’s poster child for being on the bottom rung of the human ladder is as good a reason as any.

Perhaps it is Jimmy Carter that has been behind the degradation of George Bush.

Don L on September 22, 2009 at 1:52 AM

In the 1850s, Jimmy Carter’s father, Rastus Carter, made his drinking and whorin’ money by selling guns to the Indians to attack settlers.

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM

And his son was a naval officer one hundred years later?
Surely you jest!

Don L on September 22, 2009 at 1:58 AM

The only mistake with the Chavez coup in 2002 is that the captors failed to execute him as the Romanians did with Ceausescu.

Idiots.

If Bush was behind that error, I fault him for it.

profitsbeard on September 22, 2009 at 3:24 AM

When is that foo gonna shut up…?

His comments are just detrimental…

DJcool on September 22, 2009 at 6:26 AM

Whatever has inexplicably emboldened Jimmah, his continued mouth-running is putting the Obama administration up to a mirror that Duh One does not want to be seen in. He can only help republicans in 2010 if he keeps this up.

As a side note, I do hope he remains in good health during the rest of Obama’s time is in Office so he does not try to pass some monstorous new legislation in his name.

erakis on September 22, 2009 at 7:04 AM

In the 1850s, Jimmy Carter’s father, Rastus Carter, made his drinking and whorin’ money by selling guns to the Indians to attack settlers.

Jeff from WI on September 21, 2009 at 7:34 PM

And his son was a naval officer one hundred years later?
Surely you jest!

Don L on September 22, 2009 at 1:58 AM

Why yes, yes I do

Jeff from WI on September 22, 2009 at 7:16 AM

I voted for Carter and Clinton when they first ran for President to my everlasting shame. I have come to the conclusion that the vast majority of Democrats are worse than worthless and I have voted for the last Democrat unless the Republican is a total loss. But we took that tact with Pete Stark when I lived in CA and look what we put in congress, so that doesn’t even work. Whatever happened to the Sam Nunn and Scoop Jackson Democrats who one could respect.

amr on September 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM

I voted for Carter and Clinton when they first ran for President to my everlasting shame. I have come to the conclusion that the vast majority of Democrats are worse than worthless and I have voted for the last Democrat unless the Republican is a total loss. But we took that tact with Pete Stark when I lived in CA and look what we put in congress, so that doesn’t even work. Whatever happened to the Sam Nunn and Scoop Jackson Democrats who one could respect.

amr on September 22, 2009 at 7:44 AM

Since Roe V Wade and the Democrat Party plank supporting genocide, there ARE no Democrats you can respect.

Jeff from WI on September 22, 2009 at 8:02 AM

Why does Jimmy Carter look exactly like a carp? Carter is about as relevant as a carp also…just a bottom feeder.

nelsonknows on September 22, 2009 at 8:20 AM

I don’t know if this is true or not, but if it isn’t, Bush should send him a thankyou note for starting such a flattering rumour …

Hope on September 22, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Maybe both Bush Sr & Jr should start batting Jimmy around a little before Holder starts an investigation over some of his comments.

Kissmygrits on September 22, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Jimmeh—–The gift that keeps on giving.

Koa on September 22, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Has anyone checked out the condition of the Houses Carter built? If he builds houses like he dismantlement this county as President, the houses must be falling apart too.

When you hear liberal leftists and their groups leaders they all sound like President Carter. But, remember we woke up and limited his damage by not reelecting him.

Let U.S. not make the same mistake and wake up well before it is too late.

MSGTAS on September 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Coo Coo!

MCGIRV on September 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM

At some point don’t old people with dementia get help instead of being allowed to talk on the national stage?

ConDem on September 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Aren’t Edward and Jimmy real good friends. Hopefully Edward gets lonely soon as puts a call into Jimmy, “Come on now, I’m ready for a little visit….”

Sultry Beauty on September 22, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Another example of why Democrats should never be allowed to rule. They have a deficiency in brain cells, as proven by the continuing idiocy of Jimmy “I love tyrants” Carter. Will someone please order the straight jacket and give this man a quiet room to spend his last days?

afotia on September 22, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Good. Someone needs to stop that fat child. I wish that worthless p***k nothing but pain and misery for the remainder of his, hopefully, short life. It amazes me how he and his ilk are allowed into our country and are able to leave in one piece.

ronnyraygun on September 22, 2009 at 8:38 PM

JC is right.
Venezuela coup linked to Bush team

Bill Blizzard on September 22, 2009 at 9:27 PM

I wish this “Horse’s Ass” Jimmy Carter would disappear into retirement.

I have no problem with a “coup” against that fat mouth Chavez.

b1jetmech on September 23, 2009 at 1:06 AM

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