North Korean state media: Jimmy Carter sent us his condolences

posted at 5:15 pm on December 21, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Business Insider, true or not? On the one hand, it’s North Korean state media.

On the other hand, it’s Jimmy Carter.

In the message Jimmy Carter extended condolences to Kim Jong Un and the Korean people over the demise of leader Kim Jong Il.

He wished Kim Jong Un every success as he assumes his new responsibility of leadership, looking forward to another visit to the DPRK in the future.

The Washington Times asked the Carter Center to confirm or deny but his spokesman’s out of the office until after New Year’s. Could be NorK propaganda, of course, but in that case it’s odd that Carter’s the only former president named on the KCNA website. If you’re going to lie about phantom condolences being sent, why not claim that Clinton and the Bushes and even George Washington sent theirs too? (Carter’s a special case in that he’s visited North Korea, but then so has Clinton.) Don’t forget either that he carried water for the regime earlier this year, much to Hillary’s annoyance, when he accused the U.S. and South Korea of violating North Koreans’ human rights by stopping food shipments in order to put pressure on Kim. Would a guy like that, who’s been known to literally hug Hamas members, send condolences on the death of the world’s foremost gulag operator in the name of “outreach” and “dialogue”? Well … maybe, sure. Does anyone on either side think he categorically wouldn’t?

There’s nothing like a Jimmy Carter story to get you to appreciate Obama a little more by comparison. Merry Christmas, champ.

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I just don’t relish the thought that we’re going to have to endure it for the next 40+ years, along with the attendant intentional mischaracterization and distortions of his “great” role in whatever it is he’s being interviewed about.

PatriotGal2257 on December 21, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Yes, 0bama has the golden opportunity to become not only the worst president in history, but also the worst ex-president!

Because in his world, up is down and black is white and he’s the champ.

WINNING!

cane_loader on December 21, 2011 at 8:03 PM

On the one hand, it’s North Korean state media.

On the other hand, it’s Jimmy Carter.

This is the AllahPundit that keeps me here.

BobMbx on December 21, 2011 at 8:27 PM

No, Really?

Jimmy Carter, lover of tyrannies

Sonosam on December 21, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I’m not surprised. Carter loves all brutal Commie dictators.

Decoski on December 21, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Jimmy’s version of a trip to Cracker Barrel(of monkeys).

nimrod on December 21, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Jimmy Carter has never met a murderous despot that he didn’t love.

Own it democrats. He is all yours.

tom daschle concerned on December 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Say that reminds me…

Did anyone every send Jimmy’s parents their condolences on giving birth to a still born?

Mr Galt on December 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Meh.

MikeA on December 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM

P.S. My 2 month old son’s birthday is tomorrow,12/22/11! He has a wife, 2 children (my grandchildren {proud stance} and is doing great! Just wanted to add that cane_loader. :) Merry Christmas!

sicoit on December 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

He probably sent his condolences to Kim Jong Young Un via interoffice mail…

bobsacramento on December 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I’m so glad Carter’s sorry ashtray was kicked out of the White House back in 1980. What a dope.

Conservchik on December 21, 2011 at 10:11 PM

I believe the fertilizer used to grow peanuts is not good for the brain.

F_This on December 21, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Why is this IDIOT (carter) still ALIVE?

maverickxt on December 21, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Yes, 0bama has the golden opportunity to become not only the worst president in history, but also the worst ex-president!

Because in his world, up is down and black is white and he’s the champ.

cane_loader on December 21, 2011 at 8:03 PM

We need to have our very own versions of the Venona Files or an Internet Wayback Machine for Obama then, because I can definitely see everything about him and his administration disappear down the memory hole. We certainly aren’t permitted to know the truth about anything in his past, his schooling, his transcripts from Columbia and Harvard, his tenure at the Law Review; probably the first chance he gets, he’ll make sure to obliterate all but the most sanitized tracts about his tenure in the White House.

PatriotGal2257 on December 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Jimmy Carter Ill.

smellthecoffee on December 22, 2011 at 12:03 AM

P.S. My 2 month old son’s birthday is tomorrow,12/22/11! He has a wife, 2 children (my grandchildren {proud stance} and is doing great! Just wanted to add that cane_loader. :) Merry Christmas!

sicoit on December 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Congratulations on sticking with it and raising the next generation the hard way! I’m sure he will pass that on to his kids….

cane_loader on December 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM

There’s nothing like a Jimmy Carter story to get you to appreciate Obama a little more by comparison. Merry Christmas, champ.

Nopers. Carter didn’t screw things up nearly as bad as Obama did (debt-wise at least). I can’t wait until Obama is out the same way that I couldn’t wait until Carter was out.

Theophile on December 22, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Jimmy Carter is apparently taking the contest for “Worst President Ever” very seriously. Just when Obama was starting to pull ahead Carter gets his second wind and it’s neck and neck again.

Logboy on December 22, 2011 at 2:03 AM

North Korean state media: Jimmy Carter sent us his condolences

When you have nothing to lose . . . no harm, no foul.

What? ! ! . . . do any of us think that there will future OpEd pieces stating: “Now Carter’s reputation and credibility are REALLY in the crapper . . . what was he thinking ? . . . “

listens2glenn on December 22, 2011 at 2:16 AM

I really can’t wait for this pathetic human being to be able to talk politics in person with Ted Kennedy and give his regrets directly to Kim.

joelj31 on December 22, 2011 at 2:32 AM

Well of course he did.

Yakko77 on December 22, 2011 at 2:40 AM

I really can’t wait for this pathetic human being to be able to talk politics in person with Ted Kennedy and give his regrets directly to Kim.

joelj31 on December 22, 2011 at 2:32 AM

When you look at that fossilized turd you can’t help but think “any day now…”.

swinia sutki on December 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM

Jimmy Carter = useful idiot

GoodAg77 on December 22, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Carter has set himself up as a citizen of the world as he goes around hugging terrorists, bashing Jews, and suggesting the UN should be monitoring US elections. Barak Obama has always considered himself better than Americans. I can only imagine what kind of crap Obama and his broad beamed spouse will do when he no longer is constrained by having to pretend to care about this nation.

Happy Nomad on December 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Jimmy Carter = useful idiot

GoodAg77 on December 22, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Your comment is offensive to all idiots!

Happy Nomad on December 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM

Kudos to Jimmuh for stepping up to the plate when the Apologizer-in-Chief could not be reached for comment.

TimBuk3 on December 22, 2011 at 8:07 AM

My best friend is very clever. When people ask ‘How dumb do you think I am?’ he likes to put parameters on the answer by asking back ‘How dumb is there?’

I used to think the bottom limit of that answer was ‘O.J. Simpson Jury Member Dumb’ (closely followed by ‘Life-Long Democrat Dumb’)

This doddering old fool, along with the current administration, are tenaciously challenging that limit.

a5minmajor on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Jimmy Carter – The gift that keeps on giving to the conservative movement.

BoydB on December 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

I also find it very odd, disturbing, and indicative of his disdain for his homeland that he says “For the Americans, and Others to withhold…”

Why not say, ‘For US and others…”? What Jimmy? You quit the team? You ain’t FROM HERE no more?
…dick.

a5minmajor on December 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Whether Jimma sent the condolence or not doesn’t change the fact that he’s never met a ruthless dictator or terrorist that he didn’t admire.

BMF on December 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

global warming! ‘

sorry, wrong thread.

however, it is bush’s fault.

It occurred to me while reading this that GA sure has produced some winners. This one would have to top them all but that guam guy hank johhson is a close second. they keep re-electing him even though he’s brain dead and going through some experimental treatmen where half his brain was swapped with his hepatatic liver to see if the removed liver would clear up his cognative abilities.

acyl72 on December 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

I am completely shocked that a leftist, liberal, democrat, ex president would sympathize with the most despotic leader in recent history….

/sarcasm off

constitutionalist_Va on December 22, 2011 at 2:54 PM

My best friend is very clever. When people ask ‘How dumb do you think I am?’ he likes to put parameters on the answer by asking back ‘How dumb is there?’

I used to think the bottom limit of that answer was ‘O.J. Simpson Jury Member Dumb’ (closely followed by ‘Life-Long Democrat Dumb’)

This doddering old fool, along with the current administration, are tenaciously challenging that limit.
a5minmajor on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM

I LoL’d out loud when i read this

/win

constitutionalist_Va on December 22, 2011 at 2:57 PM