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  •  Yeah, it's not often one can have a full blown (5+ / 0-)

    orgy of schadenfreude without the slightest guilt pang.  Squeee!

    OTOH, you all do have to remember how happy the Dems were when Reagan won the nomination.  Of course, who could have imagined that his operatives would collude with the Iranians over the hostages to make Carter look bad.  Nothing like that could ever happen again.  No Republicans inciting the Iranians today.  Right?

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 11:11:55 AM PST

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    •  Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama (2+ / 0-)
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      are both Democratic presidents.

      As politicians, the resemblance ends there.

      •  Oops. I certainly did not intend to compare (2+ / 0-)
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        Carter and Obama.  I was just thinking more along the lines of don't count your chickens before they hatch.  

        OTOH, the Republicans are drooling about Iran so much that you have to wonder just how far they'd go to get a hot war going with them.   Seems to me that Iran is the only possible vulnerability that Pres. Obama might have in foreign policy.  Not a justified vulnerability, though.

        We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

        by Observerinvancouver on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 11:31:18 AM PST

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      •  Jimmy Carter (1+ / 0-)
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        never had to contend with a significant group of people questioning whether he was an American citizen.

        Did you notice that former Senator Frothy Mixture yesterday failed to correct a woman at a rally who said that Obama was an "avowed Muslim" who wasn't entitled to be POTUS?  When asked why he didn't correct her, Frothy Mixture said it wasn't his obligation to correct people who say things at his rallies he doesn't agree with. Making him even more pathetic than John McCain, who at least (sort of) corrected a woman who called Obama an Arab in 2008.

      •  Jimmy Carter is a great man (0+ / 0-)

        and credit to the human race.  As President, however, he was a shitty communicator and a bit of a scold. Nobody wants Captain Bringdown as their leader when times are tough.

    •  Reagan had a sunny disposition (2+ / 0-)
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      and genial manner.  Nancy said once "Ronnie was a lot of fun until those guys at GE got a hold of him".  I wasn't convinced but after four years of President Malaise he was a breath of fresh air to a lot of Americans.  The GOP is rotting from the head down.  Their base is older and not as well educated.  All they have to offer is fear and loathing.  The death of modern conservatism is inevitable but what will take its place is a huge question.  

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