Jimmy Carter was not reelected because he was an idiot and he lied to the American people.<quoted text>
I will certainly read it.
1. Jimmy Carter, like Pope John Paul I,(assassinated) tried to change a lot of things. He was also honest. Result : He was not re-elected. Surprised?
2. I do think that no matter the party, Democrat or Republican, we are dealing with dishonest deal-makers whose only agenda is to control one's party, drives one's agenda and get rich. The only thing that differentiates the two great parties is the Democrats" more humane agenda. The Democrats do want to give some back to the people, whereas the Republicans want the big boys, their friends and benefactors, to keep 99%. Whatever their faults, most social legislation in the 20th century has been initiated and passed into law by Democrats. Except for the emancipation delaration (and don't forget, Lincoln would never associate with today's Republicans), I can't think of any Republican-sponsored legislation that helped the common people. Perhaps I'm wrong. Some think that Repub cutting of taxes and therefore revenue, whilst increasing govt hiring and spending, helped the people. Er, hmmm, NOT. Look at the mess today. What would the national debt be today if GWB had not cut taxes, mostly for the rich and a bit for the middle-class? What if he had not waged war? It boggles the mind.
I have a well-connected friend who told me that if the public could, in one big picture, see the level of corruption and dirty tricks rampant among among our politicians, both of the right and left,there would be collective suicide.
Making people poorer is not humane. The current Labor Participation Rate is the lowest since ....... Jimmy Carter was president! Obama is making the same mistakes as Carter did. But the biggest difference between Carter and Obama is that Obama is far more corrupt!