Carter: Obama will be one tough hombre in next two years

posted at 12:55 pm on November 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Of course, this statement is relative. Coming from the man who kissed Leonid Brezhnev’s cheek, insisted we had nothing to fear from Communism, and watched the Iranians take over our embassy and seize our diplomatic personnel in Tehran, this could mean that Carter expects Obama to issue a couple of strongly worded memos. That’s not the only laughable point our former President makes in this CBS interview out today:

“In the next two years President Obama will be much more independent in fighting hard to prevail and not trying to reach out, which turned out to be fruitlessly, to get two or three Republican votes for this and that,” Mr. Carter said in an interview for CBSNews.com’s “Washington Unplugged.” “I think he’ll be a much more tough proponent of what he stands for in the future, giving up on Republicans support and taking his case to the American public.”

“Republicans so far have been totally irresponsible,” Mr. Carter went on. “Now that they’ve taken control of the House of Representatives, they’ll be responsible for a major element of the U.S. government.”

The one-term Democratic president told CBS News’ senior White House correspondent Bill Plante many of the issues he faced in the White House as “top priorities” are “still on the Oval Office desk,” including energy, health care, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and the Koreas. “Those things just carry on from one administration to another,” Mr. Carter said.

“I was blessed when I was president by a very encouraging and almost incredible degree of bipartisan support,” Mr. Carter said. “It was quite unlike… what is present here with President Obama since he has practically zero Republican support in the House or Senate.”

The reason Carter was so successful earlier in his presidency was because his party had a 149-seat majority in the House, which dropped to a mere 114-seat majority after the midterms. In the Senate, Democrats had a 61-38 advantage in the 95th Session and a 58-41 advantage in the 96th. Republicans weren’t cooperative; they were irrelevant. Carter blames his failures once again on Ted Kennedy, whom he accuses of conspiring to make him look weak by denying Carter the support of his own party. It’s not the first time Carter has leveled this charge, but — in keeping with his own sense of toughness — he only made once Kennedy was safely below six feet of dirt.

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.


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Well, until Obama is a former president. I have a feeling Obama will top Carter’s awfulness as an ex-president.

Monkeytoe on November 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Oh please.. just go away. Retire.. beat a rabbit! Something!!!

upinak on November 30, 2010 at 12:58 PM

“I think he’ll be a much more tough proponent of what he stands for in the future, giving up on Republicans support and taking his case to the American public.”

Riiiiiiight, Jimmuh. What Giggles hasn’t done nearly enough of is appear on TV.

crazy_legs on November 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Carter is channeling his inner lust for socialism

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Saith the man who was attacked by a wabbit….

jfshaughnessy on November 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

0 beats Carter!

OmahaConservative on November 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Turns out Billy was the smarter brother.

fogw on November 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

for now.

jbh45 on November 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I am really trying hard to care what this little slug has to say. Not happening yet!
L

letget on November 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Bring back Billy Beer!

jbh45 on November 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

giving up on Republicans support and taking his case to the American public

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the American public tell BO exactly what they thought about his policies on November 2nd?

Bob's Kid on November 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Somebody wipe the slobber off the old dolt and send him hack to his room.

rplat on November 30, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Coming from the man who kissed Leonid Brezhnev’s cheek, insisted we had nothing to fear from Communism, and watched the Iranians take over our embassy and seize our diplomatic personnel in Tehran, this could mean that Carter expects Obama to issue a couple of strongly worded memos.

Be fair. He wasn’t a total pacifist. He did shoot and kill his sister in law’s cat.

Laura Curtis on November 30, 2010 at 1:02 PM

For your listening pleasure. *smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on November 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Carter is starting to look like an old mattress.

Ever seen his kids? Deliverance, relived.

jake-the-goose on November 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM

That’s like Pee Wee Herman vouching for the manliness of Steve Urkel.

kingsjester on November 30, 2010 at 1:05 PM

The thing that gets me the most about Jimmy Carter is that I have a hard time believing that he does not have a clue that almost 90% of what comes flying out of his mouth these days makes him look like a complete blubbering imbecile.

I mean, he HAS to know that the majority of people out there think he is an insufferable boneheaded idiot, especially with some of the unbelievably goofy stuff he has said of late, but in spite of that, HE STILL KEEPS SPEWING stupidity like what he said here like he thinks it is the stuff of sheer genius!

What is worst, the media still gives him airtime as if anything he has to say actually bears any weight!

WHY?!!!!!

pilamaye on November 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

C’mon, Ed. Obama is just bussing the table for the appetizers. Wait ’til he serves up the entrée . . . he’ll take “Top Chef” awards hands down!
Meanwhile Carter’s in the kitchen trying desperately to put a shine on his dirty silverware.

tpitman on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

Only in the last 50 or 100 years. James Buchanan earns the dubious distinction as numero uno in this regard.

NotCoach on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are prefect examples of what happens when the Republicans run a moderate instead of a conservative. And we’re paying the price for it.

Tommy_G on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Jimmah needs to stick with building houses.

ladyingray on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

It’s remarkable that the only time Democrats want to be tough is with their American political opponents.

Pervygrin on November 30, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Did Bill Plante ask Jimmy to please put some pants on?

Bishop on November 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Why doesn’t Rosalynn tell this old fool to just shut his piehole?

OmahaConservative on November 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I was blessed when I was President…

Unfortunately the rest of the country was cursed.

Tommy_G on November 30, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Thanks, Ed, I needed the laugh, “…one tough hombre…” LOL

Dammit, it didn’t last.

I’m back to being furious at the lame duck session, Holder, Big Sis and the White House. Grrrr… Maybe, I should cut back on the Four Loko?

Fallon on November 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Great post, Ed.

Buy Danish on November 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Ahh, Jimmy. The unerring moral compass… The insightful criticism… The gravitas…

0 for 3, Jimbo.

trubble on November 30, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Watch carefully. It’s animatronic.

DarkCurrent on November 30, 2010 at 1:18 PM

What is worst, the media still gives him airtime as if anything he has to say actually bears any weight!

WHY?!!!!!

[pilamaye on November 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM]

As you note, we’re way past wondering if Carter is an imbecile and into wondering if those at CBS ‘s Washington Unplugged are. It’s really not serious news work and CBS would be much better off devoting that time for commercials.

Dusty on November 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Heh.

ted c on November 30, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Jimmy should stick to those things he reeeeeealy knows…
.
Peanuts!

and that might be a bit generous.

The Rock on November 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Carter, one stupid president with no cure for his stupidity.

tarpon on November 30, 2010 at 1:27 PM

This is like Liberace’s boyfriend’s hairdresser warning us about Brian Boitano.

greggriffith on November 30, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Carter, in a word, classless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShfUbF071lE

diogenes on November 30, 2010 at 1:28 PM

giving up on Republicans support and taking his case to the American public
Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the American public tell BO exactly what they thought about his policies on November 2nd?
Bob’s Kid on November 30, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Yeah, but Helen Keller would have seen and heard that better than Barry O.

I’ll be happy to be rid of him just as long as all our cities are still standing when Sarah takes over.

turfmann on November 30, 2010 at 1:31 PM

This is like Liberace’s boyfriend’s hairdresser warning us about Brian Boitano.

greggriffith on November 30, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Unlike Carter Boitano at least has a talent.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 30, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Kinda looks like Julian Assange 30 years down the pike…

(insert gag reflex here)

Bruno Strozek on November 30, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Uncle Poot escaped from the home again in search of the runny tapioca. Once again, he was mistaken for Jimmeh Carter and showed up on TV.

sgtstogie on November 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Obama is one tough customer my friends. I heard that while a community organizer he once had a box of 100 paper clips that only had 98 in it. Well, let me tell you, he called Staples and gave them holy hell. Not tough.. harumph.

faol on November 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Stick to peanuts, Jimmy. That’s the one thing you might actually be qualified to speak about.

Dark-Star on November 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

A swing and a miss by Joo-Hatin’Jimmah.

SurferDoc on November 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

“In the next two years President Obama will be much more independent in fighting hard to prevail and not trying to reach out, which turned out to be fruitlessly, to get two or three Republican votes for this and that,”

In the next two years, Obama will need 25 Republican votes in the House and 7 Republican votes in the Senate to “prevail” on anything constructive. He can’t ignore the Republicans anymore, they’re not going away.

The only way he can “prevail” is on defense, with a veto of something the Republicans try to do.

“I was blessed when I was president by a very encouraging and almost incredible degree of bipartisan support,”

Is he channeling Ronald Reagan?

many of the issues he faced in the White House as “top priorities” are “still on the Oval Office desk,” including energy, health care, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and the Koreas.

Did he really have to remind us about Iran? Iran wasn’t much of an “issue”, and was actually an ALLY of the United States, until James Earl Carter undermined the Shah !

It has been said that experience is the best teacher. Gee, if Obama took Carter’s advice, maybe he will achieve the same smashing success in November 2012 that Carter achieved in November 1980.

HopenChange. We can HOPE for a CHANGE of Presidents.

Steve Z on November 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM

What is worst, the media still gives him airtime as if anything he has to say actually bears any weight!

WHY?!!!!!

[pilamaye on November 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM]
As you note, we’re way past wondering if Carter is an imbecile and into wondering if those at CBS ‘s Washington Unplugged are. It’s really not serious news work and CBS would be much better off devoting that time for commercials.

Dusty on November 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Commercials nothing!

Make CBS the world’s first 24 hour Infommercial Network.

Even going into that capacity would be an improvement!

pilamaye on November 30, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

Only in the last 50 or 100 years. James Buchanan earns the dubious distinction as numero uno in this regard.

NotCoach on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

What about Martin van Buren?

TVHall on November 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM

I wonder if Mr. President would rather Mr. Carter not be giving out endorsements for him. I’ll bet he could care less what he thinks about his presidency.

scalleywag on November 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM

maybe the Oval Occupier will meet the same fate as Carter……

……face a REAGAN.

PappyD61 on November 30, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Jimmah needs to stick with building houses.

ladyingray on November 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I respectfully disagree…Jimmah needs to STFU and find a nice rocking chair and a porch to watch the world from.

belad on November 30, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Remember the good old days when Socialist Big Government Former Presidents would just fade off in the sunset…..

……and let their replacement Socialist Big Government Presidents get all the face time?

PappyD61 on November 30, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Yeah, he’ll be “tough” alright! Tough on American citizens. Foreign enemies, not so much. He’ll be bowing so much, people will think he has a crick in his back.

Sterling Holobyte on November 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

And Franklin Pierce smiles…

cyclown on November 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Without a doubt, Carter wins the award for worst former President in American history.

Let’s review that analysis in February 2013. I forsee a challenger coming up fast.

Vashta.Nerada on November 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM

What about Martin van Buren?

TVHall on November 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM

There is only room for one at the top.

NotCoach on November 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Attention, Nurse’s Station Two: the elderly white-haired gentleman in 3A has gotten loose and is taking a dump in the kitchen again.

RebeccaH on November 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Carter vs. Obama

It’s like watching a cage match – the battle to see who can come out on the bottom.

franksalterego on November 30, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Sure, Jimmah. Whatever you say. Now here, pull my finger.

petefrt on November 30, 2010 at 2:18 PM

“In the next two years President Obama will be much more independent in fighting hard to prevail and not trying to reach out, which turned out to be fruitlessly, to get two or three Republican votes for this and that,” Mr. Carter

WTF! Just what planet has Jimmah been on for the last two years?

GarandFan on November 30, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Carter vs. Obama

It’s like watching a cage match – the battle to see who can come out on the bottom.

franksalterego on November 30, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Cowering in the Blue Corner, with a record of Zero wins and 9 loses, Slappy the Lip o’12 Stiches.

*crowd boos*

Cowering in the Red Corner, with a record of Zero wins, 14 loses, and one TKO with a swamp rabbit, Peanut-Picker/Packer Magoo.

*crowd boos*

Gentlemen?.. Come out grovelling, and may the worst man win.

*DING*

franksalterego on November 30, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Carter: Obama will be one tough hombre in next two years

And he’s got the scar to prove it.

mizflame98 on November 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Jimmah…don’t you have some peanuts to attend to?

capejasmine on November 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Jeebus…and they call water board’n torture. Can this clown choke on a peanut already.

donabernathy on November 30, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Don’t want to be cold here, but every time this drooler gets wheeled in front of a camera and one of those bum-osculating liberal commentators start in with their slavering adulation and he eructs with his bilious verbal diarrhea, I get to wondering how the nation will remember him at his funeral.

I’m thinking a couple of people show up, they kick dirt over the box, and head down to the bar for couple of snorts.

Me? I’m opening a bottle of Lismore and thanking the Good Lord that he’s finally been fitted with his eternal ball gag.

The War Planner on November 30, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Coming from a timid lamb, our enemies best watch out!

rjoco1 on November 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Carter vs. Obama

It’s like watching a cage match – the battle to see who can come out on the bottom.

franksalterego on November 30, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Carter vs. Obama

It’s like watching a cage Celebrity Deathmatch.

FIFY!

belad on November 30, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Welcome back, Carter.

With Barack Obama as Vinnie…Vinnie Barbarino.

BobMbx on November 30, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I was born and raised in Chicago, but I now live in Atlanta. So I’ve got the cities associated with inept U.S. Presidents well covered.

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Carter is trying to encourage Obama so he will soon assume the mantle of the “worst former president” ever!

littleguy on November 30, 2010 at 4:25 PM

Every time I see a green campaign sign I think of this idiot.

Hummer53 on November 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Carter has noticed that a President as liberal as he was hasn’t been given the office again. Carter knows either this liberal Presidency goes well or it becomes a historical fact that liberalism doesn’t work in the WH. He can’t stand that. He is a desperate man trying to save his failed philosophy.

Conan on November 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Don’t know about being the worst Pres but he’s the most embarrassing. Surely someone who cares about him can take him aside and suggest than he stop shooting off his mouth. I’m starting to feel sorry for him in spite of not liking him very much.

jeanie on November 30, 2010 at 5:28 PM

What about Martin van Buren?

TVHall on November 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM

There is only room for one at the top.

NotCoach on November 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM

So which is it; Carter, Buchanan, or van Buren?

TVHall on November 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Isn’t it wonderful that we have such a great president as Jimmy Carter to comment on current events? /sarc

I guess that he is contacted by the lame stream media because he can be counted on to give a far left comment on any and all current issues.

slp on November 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM

Here.
I made this photoshop of JIM-MAY! quite a while back.
I lived throught that turd’s presidency.
Trust me, it was worse than any current portrayal.

justltl on November 30, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Here’s another one of that strunz.

justltl on November 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM

So, after the interview did the people from the home finally catch up with him to take him back?

AZfederalist on November 30, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Yep, they took him back to the home for some nice pet therapy.

justltl on November 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM