Dimwit Jimmy Carter – whose administration was the low-point in presidential history (until Barack Obama came along) – told a college audience that Brett Kavanaugh was “unfit” to serve on the high court because he had the audacity to defend himself from scurrilous attacks during the confirmation hearings. (This is like Bill Clinton saying someone is of low moral character.)
To say Carter was the low-point in the modern presidency (pre-Obama) is like saying the Black Plague was the low point in public health prior to the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.
The peanut farmer was a tragic accident of history. Carter was elected in the aftermath of Watergate and the Vietnam War, running against another accident of history – Gerald R. Ford, who was never elected to a higher office than Congress and barely qualified as a Republican. (He didn’t know that Poland was then a communist country.)
During Little Jimmuh’s tenure, we cut off aid to El Salvador (which was fighting a communist insurgency) and gave more than $90 million to the communists in Nicaragua, pledged to relinquish control of the Panama Canal to a Banana Republic fueled by drug money, ended diplomatic relations with our loyal ally Taiwan, let the Soviets and their Cuban proxies run wild in the Third World, and allowed the Ayatollahs to come to power in Iran, helping to destabilize the region for more than four decades.
While he was president, being a U.S. ally was practically a death sentence.
That Carter has the audacity to open his mouth about fitness to hold office is insufferable.
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