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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 06:14 PM
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71. I think we would have been Jerry Brown, Teddy Kennedy people
After all Carter (my favorite president) used Ralph Nader (the most trusted man in America at the time) to get elected, then failed to allow him access during his administration..
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  -How would DU have treated Jimmy Carter ? Progressivism  Nov-27-09 09:54 PM   #0 
  - Hmmm... good question. Jimmy Carter was crucified by the GOP and the media....  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-27-09 09:57 PM   #1 
  - Sounds familiar..and look what it got us  Cha   Nov-27-09 10:20 PM   #10 
     - Exactly! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-27-09 10:22 PM   #11 
  - Very badly, I would guess.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Nov-27-09 09:59 PM   #2 
  - Jimmy Carter is a good man  AllentownJake   Nov-27-09 09:59 PM   #3 
  - Agree. Probably the most honest man to sit in the oval office  Thothmes   Nov-28-09 07:46 PM   #53 
  - He was the last decent man to be President (present President excluded)  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:24 PM   #74 
  - Very badly, I suspect. Carter was a Southerner and a Baptist.  QC   Nov-27-09 09:59 PM   #4 
  - +1 nt  onehandle   Nov-28-09 02:44 AM   #27 
  - self-delete. posted in wrong spot. nt  jonnyblitz   Nov-29-09 07:26 AM   #58 
  - As opposed to a New Englander and a Catholic?  karynnj   Dec-01-09 06:05 PM   #68 
  - yes, but his mom was progressive..  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:16 PM   #72 
  - +2  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:38 PM   #77 
  - Carter is a Magnificent Person  MannyGoldstein   Nov-27-09 10:00 PM   #5 
  - He made a colossal error with Operation Cyclone  Oregone   Nov-27-09 10:01 PM   #6 
  - A drop in the bucket compared to all of the horrible things that Reagan did  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-09 12:07 AM   #16 
  - Yes, Reagan was a dick  Oregone   Nov-28-09 01:17 AM   #23 
     - Yea but here's my point  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-09 02:37 AM   #25 
        - "Having a Democratic President back down from a conflict"  Oregone   Nov-28-09 03:20 AM   #30 
        - A perfectly reasonable interpretation  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-09 03:49 AM   #32 
           - Except the operation I'm referring to was initiated prior to Soviet involvement, to incite it  Oregone   Nov-28-09 04:29 AM   #33 
              - I'm aware of the history, but again you're not seeing my point  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-09 01:27 PM   #48 
        - thank you for this post  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:42 PM   #79 
  - Yes, much worse than Reagan fixing deals with Iran while our hostages were in peril.  ShortnFiery   Nov-28-09 12:12 AM   #17 
     - Carter supported the Shah when it was no longer prudent to do so.  martymar64   Nov-28-09 01:39 PM   #49 
  - Jimmy Carter would have been roasted here.  Kaleva   Nov-27-09 10:09 PM   #7 
  - I thought Kennedy's entry into the Primary was the beginning of the disaster.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-27-09 10:10 PM   #8 
  - Much as I loved Ted Kennedy (and his brothers Jack & Bobby),  BlueMTexpat   Nov-28-09 04:31 AM   #34 
  - That was a dynamite post.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-28-09 10:19 AM   #42 
  - I feel the same way.  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:36 PM   #76 
  - thanks for the info..  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:31 PM   #75 
  - We didn't even know one dangerous legacy - The Carter doctrine  karynnj   Dec-01-09 06:07 PM   #69 
  - People forget that he governed as a DLC Democrat would have governed today  bluestateguy   Nov-27-09 10:11 PM   #9 
  - No, Jimmy Carter was not DLC. He asked for national sacrifice and conservation of energy.  ShortnFiery   Nov-28-09 12:19 AM   #20 
     - So?  bluestateguy   Nov-28-09 12:38 AM   #21 
     - No the DLC only asks for sacrifices from the LABOR force not their Masters of Corporation USA.  ShortnFiery   Nov-28-09 01:06 AM   #22 
     - Airline Deregulation Was One Of Senator Kennedy's Major Accomplishments  mikekohr   Nov-28-09 10:31 AM   #43 
     - Utter nonsense. He was considered right of center for things like zero based budgeting  HamdenRice   Nov-28-09 05:28 AM   #35 
     - He predated the DLC, but it was his wing of the party Southern Conservative Democarts who became the  karynnj   Dec-01-09 06:10 PM   #70 
  - The DLC'ers who treat him badly now probably would have done the same then.  Sebastian Doyle   Nov-27-09 10:44 PM   #12 
  - If he would have scratched his ass with the wrong hand,  FrenchieCat   Nov-27-09 10:54 PM   #13 
  - I think Clinton WAS impeached. n/t  Fire1   Dec-01-09 06:20 PM   #73 
  - Half would have loved everything he did and the other  PM Martin   Nov-27-09 11:42 PM   #14 
  - You got two halves... that's 50%... isn't that a balance?  boppers   Nov-28-09 12:06 AM   #15 
  - The pro-Israel DUers would have accused Carter of being an anti-Semite  IndianaGreen   Nov-28-09 12:14 AM   #18 
  - "Treated?" That's a very personal way to put it. Isn't it about policy?  David__77   Nov-28-09 12:17 AM   #19 
  - When people start attacking Michelle's dress in the GDP section--it's rarely about policy. n/t  vaberella   Nov-28-09 02:58 AM   #29 
  - +1  noamnety   Nov-28-09 11:37 AM   #46 
  - It means that we are being chastised for criticizing Barack Obama  tavalon   Nov-29-09 02:14 AM   #55 
  - I think he would have been crucified here. There were plenty  quiller4   Nov-28-09 01:34 AM   #24 
  - He'd be criticized constantly for not giving members of congress the "Johnson treatment"  Hippo_Tron   Nov-28-09 02:41 AM   #26 
  - + Infinity. n/t  vaberella   Nov-29-09 06:22 AM   #56 
  - my failure to solidly back Jimmy Carter in 1980 was the stupidest political mistake  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-28-09 02:55 AM   #28 
  - I don't think it would have mattered, to be honest  girl_interrupted   Nov-28-09 03:20 AM   #31 
  - Carters Debate Notes Getting Stolen By the Reagan Camp  hollowdweller   Dec-01-09 07:02 PM   #81 
  - We have a loud section of DU walking right back into that scenario now.  JTFrog   Nov-28-09 06:05 AM   #36 
  - Like a decent man who was too ethical for the job.  DailyGrind51   Nov-28-09 07:22 AM   #37 
  - Better than the rest of the country, by a huge margin. nt  Umbral   Nov-28-09 09:50 AM   #38 
  - I would have had Carter's back  ensho   Nov-28-09 09:59 AM   #39 
  - It would have been the same, and with Bill Clinton too  treestar   Nov-28-09 10:04 AM   #40 
  - I'd support Teddy.  JVS   Nov-28-09 10:09 AM   #41 
  - Carter, beloved and respected here now, would have been spat upon by many DUers then...  Hekate   Nov-28-09 11:02 AM   #44 
  - That's because he is a hell of a lot more progressive EX-president than he was...  mitchum   Nov-28-09 01:49 PM   #50 
     - Oddly, Carter is who he always was: a deeply moral man who lives by his Christian principles...  Hekate   Nov-28-09 02:33 PM   #51 
  - answer: it depends....  mike_c   Nov-28-09 11:13 AM   #45 
  - I would have despised him for his rightward leanings and for dragging that Jesus bullshit...  mitchum   Nov-28-09 01:10 PM   #47 
  - Jimmy Carter was the only President I have touched  thelordofhell   Nov-28-09 02:52 PM   #52 
  - He would have been treated harshly  tavalon   Nov-29-09 02:10 AM   #54 
  - He'd roast on a spit over a steady fire  TheKentuckian   Nov-29-09 07:13 AM   #57 
  - yeah he would have been criticized but who cares? this sacred  jonnyblitz   Nov-29-09 07:30 AM   #59 
  - does anything NOT piss you off? seriously dude EVERYTHING sets you off!  dionysus   Dec-01-09 02:37 PM   #63 
  - 75% of us would have supported him, 25% would have treated him like shit  Aramchek   Nov-29-09 10:25 AM   #60 
  - They would have called him "Nixon II." nt  TheWraith   Nov-29-09 11:31 AM   #61 
  - Who and why ?  Progressivism   Dec-01-09 01:22 PM   #62 
  - He would be villified like any other Democrat who achieves power  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-01-09 02:59 PM   #64 
  - He would be called the worst President EVAH!!!11!  SIMPLYB1980   Dec-01-09 03:02 PM   #65 
  - I supported him at the time.  freddie mertz   Dec-01-09 03:04 PM   #66 
  - horribly.  WI_DEM   Dec-01-09 03:46 PM   #67 
  - I think we would have been Jerry Brown, Teddy Kennedy people  mdmc   Dec-01-09 06:14 PM   #71 
  - Same as any president-- complained about some policies and criticized others.  Overseas   Dec-01-09 06:41 PM   #78 
  - Well  hollowdweller   Dec-01-09 06:53 PM   #80 
  - roasted and served with relish.  mopinko   Dec-01-09 08:14 PM   #82 

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