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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:00 PM

THANK YOU! Jimmy Carter's grandson, James Carter 4th



Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You James Carter 4th!

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Reply THANK YOU! Jimmy Carter's grandson, James Carter 4th (Original post)
Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
pnwmom Dec 2012 #1
Rambis Dec 2012 #2
Mnemosyne Dec 2012 #4
Rambis Dec 2012 #6
Mnemosyne Dec 2012 #7
ReRe Dec 2012 #37
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #3
closeupready Dec 2012 #5
calimary Dec 2012 #8
Nay Dec 2012 #38
renate Dec 2012 #9
goclark Dec 2012 #19
freshwest Dec 2012 #29
elzenmahn Dec 2012 #34
adieu Dec 2012 #10
Mass Dec 2012 #11
subterranean Dec 2012 #13
renate Dec 2012 #22
lillypaddle Dec 2012 #12
GreenTea Dec 2012 #14
subterranean Dec 2012 #20
fightthegoodfightnow Dec 2012 #32
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #15
Scurrilous Dec 2012 #16
Rider3 Dec 2012 #17
spanone Dec 2012 #18
MADem Dec 2012 #21
Raine Dec 2012 #23
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #24
midnight Dec 2012 #25
putitinD Dec 2012 #26
Kali Dec 2012 #27
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #28
REP Dec 2012 #30
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #35
Aldo Leopold Dec 2012 #31
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #33
amuse bouche Dec 2012 #36
disndat Dec 2012 #39
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #40
Jack Rabbit Dec 2012 #41
snappyturtle Dec 2012 #42
DirtyDawg Dec 2012 #43
colorado_ufo Dec 2012 #44

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:03 PM

1. Thank you! n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:07 PM

2. Lets have a party

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Response to Rambis (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:16 PM

4. Ole' Billy sure took a beating, didn't he? lol. Carter was my first vote for POTUS, last vote

without any reservations. Wow, thirty-six years?!



Edited to add: Young Carter has won many fans and I'd bet he is a good guy, like his grandpa.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

6. That was a very easy donkey lever to pull

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Response to Rambis (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

7. It's been a too long, hard road and our fight doesn't seem to be getting any easier though

more are waking up to hard reality.

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Response to Rambis (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:07 AM

37. Oh Yeah!

K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. KNR

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

5. Very BIG thank you!!!!

K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:16 PM

8. We may very well owe the election results to this man.

And also to the unsung hero who videotaped those mitt remarks (remitts?) in the first place. Can't leak something that doesn't exist!

That slam-dunked it for our side, I think, now in hindsight. It was one of the easiest buzz phrases to embrace. The 47% number surpassed the common usage of the 99% figure that was dominant in the headlines a year ago. It was so key that this phrase was, indeed, named the Yale Book of Quotations Quote of the Year!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/09/mitt-romney-47-percent_n_2267422.html

It's helped feed OUR side's narrative of who and what mitty-boy really was, and what he really believed when he was among his own kind and thought he was free to be completely candid. Because soon enough he opened his yap again and just gave us all a good old-fashioned "I Told You So." THIS was the bedrock. The foundational statement of this generation of GOP. Notice how since the advent of paul ryan on the national stage, the phrase "makers and takers" has suddenly been wafting through the air a lot more frequently like a bad smell? That's not just the back end of some Wisconsin state bean-eating competition, either. I have actually seen it on cable news - where there are people nodding in agreement when that clip is played. Usually it's some CON operative talking head on one of the talk shows. This isn't just what wrongney believes. This isn't just what paul ryan believes. This is what an entire SYNDROME of them believes. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of them believe this. Maybe it's millions and millions. They actually believe this distorted stuff. And never is the sense of entitlement in the Red States included in this.

And until this clip surfaced, this DAMNING clip, there was no hard proof. wrongney was always slippery enough to dodge and deny. But not this time, or with this one.

James Earl Carter the 4th - is a national hero! This will be the gift that keeps on giving, because you'll never see this clip go away. It'll be hauled out at every possible opportunity and keep on paying us dividends as long as we choose to make strategic use of it.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 AM

38. Agree. I hope young Mr Carter will go on to even greater things, but if I were he, I'd feel like I

had already saved the world once; anything else I did with my life would simply be icing on the cake.

Hip, hip, hooray for Jimmy the 4th for getting the video publicized, and roses to the anonymous film maker who made the video -- that person is the truest hero!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. thank you thank you thank you thank you!

How does it feel to have had a HUGE part in defeating a man whose presidency would have been a disaster for 99% of Americans?

(I bet it feels pretty damn awesome. It probably also feels pretty damn awesome to be the grandson of such a good and honorable man as Jimmy Carter.)

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Response to renate (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:17 PM

19. DU sent something special several years ago


Can't remember if it was a thread that we sent with Red Roses
that followed???

Believe it was for that noted journalist --- Helen ?

This young man deserves something extra Special -- his tape was a turning point in the election of President Obama for 4 more years!

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Response to goclark (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:00 PM

29. He certainly does deserve our thanks!

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Response to renate (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:31 PM

34. It's not hyperbole to say it...

...this man literally saved this country.

Imagine if MittWitt finagled his way into the White House - come January 20th, Paul Ryan's Path To Austerity would have been the law of the land.

Domestically, and foreign-policy wise, it would have been a rerun of Bush II.

Thank you James Carter IV.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:31 PM

10. The part of that recording that really riled me were

the comment on foreign policy, "We'll kick that can down the road..." and the arrogance that just by being elected, "job creators will hire..." without Mitt lifting a finger.

I mean, there were 47% ignorant, on-the-dole boobs in the US electorate. They voted for Romney. We know that now. But the other two comments showed that he was not presidential caliber. That his interest in becoming a president was not to do responsible, presidential things, but just sit around and do nothing and let things waft by. Fuck him. I ain't voting for anybody so he can have the 4-year frat party that he never did when he was in college.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:41 PM

11. Thank you to the person who shot this video.

I am never quite sure why he is forgotten from these thank you.

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Response to Mass (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:11 PM

13. +1

Although it may not have been his (or her) intention at the time, the person who filmed it ended up doing a great service to this country. I wonder if we'll ever know who it was.

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Response to Mass (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:26 PM

22. I agree

I suppose because he or she chose to be anonymous...? I sure hope we find out someday who it was.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:10 PM

12. He has his Grandfather's smile

Thank you, James Carter 4th! What you and the videographer did was JUSTICE!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:12 PM

14. I read a couple of month's ago that it was Jimmy Carter's grandson

and why he did it....

Yet people like Chris Matthews and all over television on every network talking heads still don't know who it was, they think it's some anonymous person who took the digital video....Talk about uninformed....Amazing!

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Response to GreenTea (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

20. Carter's grandson didn't film the video.

I don't think he was invited to Romney's fundraising dinner!

James Carter IV was the one who found the video on the Internet, tracked down the person who filmed it and put that person in touch with David Corn of Mother Jones magazine. The rest is history.

The identity of the person who filmed the video has still not been made public.

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Response to subterranean (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:27 PM

32. All True

...and still.....he deserves enormous credit for organizing and mounting an awareness campaign.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:12 PM

15. Thank you James Carter 4th

I love your courage and your grandfather's as well.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:13 PM

16. K & R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:14 PM

17. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

You saved this country!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

18. k&r...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:23 PM

21. He looks like both his grandparents!

I like a kid who is loyal to his family!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:59 PM

23. THANK YOU!!!!!! nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:15 PM

24. After years and years of..

The GOP trash talking Pres Carter,his grandson gave the GOP the karma-laced smackdown to the GOP.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:23 PM

25. K&R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:34 PM

26. Hey James Carter 4th, if your interested, Michigan will be looking for a new Governer soon

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:59 PM

27. oh man

no kidding!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:48 PM

28. Apropos to nothing, how come you don't ever see

Molly Blankenship III or
Sarah Cowsill Jr.

How come it is always men with the suffix?

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #28)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:15 PM

30. Because women take their fathers'/husbands' surnames (generally)

The Sr/Jr distinguish a father and son with the same name. Molly Smith née Jones's daughter Molly Smith is presumed to change her name at some point; even if she doesn't; she really doesn't have her mother's name; she has her mother's first name and her father's surname.

Women's surnames are not really their own.

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Response to REP (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

35. If I were a woman, I'd have a III on my name

just to make a point.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:26 PM

31. Yes, great job, son.

We owe you one.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:29 PM

33. Good job. Good genes. Good judgment. nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:26 AM

36. Yes indeed

He is a true American hero. Thank You James Carter 4th

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 AM

39. and saved millions of lives and $$$.

"Weak on defense" is the Republican's favorite catch phrase to hang on Democratic presidential candidates. After elected Republicans presidents find some way of getting us into war to enrich their supporters, the military industrial complex.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:01 AM

40. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Playinghardball.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:58 PM

41. K/R

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:03 PM

42. The tide became greater after the 4th's contribution that's for sure!

He deserves a huge thank you and it really doesn't seem enough.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:15 PM

43. The Democratic...

 

...Party needs to get Jimmy IV together with Robert Parry and Anonymous to build, once and for all, the definitive case for the complete corruption, bordering on effin evil, of the Republican Party. We're talking from Nixon's sabotage of the '68 Vietnam Peace Talks...the Reagan/Bush '80 election hostage/Iran/arms/Contra/October Surprise...the theft of the '00, the '08 and the '02 Georgia elections...and the open voter suppression and Rove-plan to, once again, flip the votes in Ohio to deliver a Republican win - like in '04 - just this year. The combined evidence of their actions just might be enough to get the MSM to, finally, openly present the reality of just how low these SOBs will stoop to get and keep their hands on the Government Treasury and to convince even the most hard-nosed wingnuts that their guys suck. Of course that'll be a tough one, but if we could just get those in the middle to understand, it should be enough.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:22 PM

44. Just a BIG 'OL THANK YOU!

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