Jimmy Carter to go first to Cuba, then to North Korea

From the Associated Press:

Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to visit Cuba next week to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss economic policies and ways to improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

The former president and his wife Rosalynn will arrive in Havana on Monday and stay until Wednesday on a trip under the auspices of his Atlanta-based Carter Center organization, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. It is not an official U.S. mission.

Carter’s visit comes days after a Cuban court sentenced U.S. contractor Alan Gross to 15 years in prison for crimes against the state for bringing satellite equipment into the country illegally.

Gross, 61, was arrested in December 2009 while working for Bethesda, Maryland-based Development Alternatives, Inc. on a USAID-backed democracy-building project.

The U.S. government and Gross’s family say he was working to improve Internet access for the island’s Jewish community and should be released immediately. Cuba rejects these claims, saying Gross was a “mercenary” working on a program paid for by Washington that aimed to bring down Cuba’s revolutionary system.

Meanwhile, we have confirmation of Carter’s other travel plans, again from the AP:

Former President Jimmy Carter is planning to travel to North Korea soon, possibly early next month, U.S. government officials said Thursday.

Spokesman Mark Toner said the State Department had been “made aware of the trip” but stressedCarter would be traveling in a private capacity.

“He’s not traveling with an official U.S. delegation, and he does not carry an official message,” Toner said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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72 comments Add your comment

BehindEnemyLines

March 25th, 2011
10:09 pm

If only one of them could convince him to stay permanently.

bob from account temps

March 25th, 2011
10:24 pm

it is a shame that jimmy can’t find a vacation spot in the usa to his liking.

luangtom

March 25th, 2011
10:58 pm

My goodness, why is he not going to Libya to broker the peace?

Scott

March 25th, 2011
11:37 pm

You know, the world would be more peaceful without Carter, do like other old farts and grow a garden and read to your grandkids old man, this world has long past you. You make it worse, and give comfort – credit to murderers across our world. Can’t believe you fooled folks in the 70’s, but they voted you out quick as they saw who you were and how weak you ran this country, a lot like what is about to happen. Pack light you old fool.

Baker

March 25th, 2011
11:53 pm

@scott – “You make it worse, and give comfort – credit to murderers across our world”

Wingo man. It’s unbelievable to me. How does he not see that? He gives thug dictators a legitimacy they do not deserve.

double

March 26th, 2011
1:42 am

@Scott if you live a long life you will also be an old fart.I only hope that no one calls you an old fool.

roy

March 26th, 2011
5:41 am

High time we explored normalizing relations with Havana. No doubt some good things could come of it for US companies, the Cuban people, and our port of Savanah. Easier to spread democracy via Delta Airlines & Mariott Hotels than a blockade that for the past 50 years hasn’t worked.

jim

March 26th, 2011
6:24 am

Good luck Mr. Carter, our world needs more people like you.

J. Davis

March 26th, 2011
6:40 am

Why doesn’t he go to Wash DC and urge our current leader to convert from Marxism to Americanism? Oh, I forgot, Carter is more friendly with Marxists.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
6:55 am

Way to go, Jimmy! you never miss an opportunity to kiss a dictator’s butt!

seabeau

March 26th, 2011
7:56 am

I am a religious rightwing neo-con. I have always thought that Carter has reaped far more vitriol than he deserved. He was the first President to try and get this country off the oil standard, because he realized our dependance on oil could only spell disaster for our foreign policy in regards to the Middle East. He was right! His domestic policys were that of a moral person ,who does not compromise his beliefs,not a politican with perks to dispense. His term was marred by high interest rates which he had no control over. He was concidered a failure when the militiary botched the rescue of our hostages in Iran. No one remembers that it was our country’s many attempts to control Iranian internal affairs , including a CIA controlled coup that deposed and murdered a democraticly elected President of Iran and replaced him with the hated Shah of Iran,who was overthrown by the Iranian Islamic Revolution. His founding Of Habit for Huminity has shown his character. Although I do not allways agree with his prvate citizen diplomacy,it is more than apparent that the rest of the world holds him in high regard.

hsgrad

March 26th, 2011
7:59 am

To you Carter Haters: It’s all about YOU, not the great humanitarian President Jimmy Carter.

BillyBobJoeJim

March 26th, 2011
8:22 am

What a novel idea, Peaceful communication , not some Corporate/CIA plot to kill the leader of a sovereign nation that as little as it is helps others all over the world, way to go MR. PRESIDENT , You should be up for your second Nobel Peace Prize soon! You saw the problems early on in this country while setting an example early on putting those solar panels on the roof of the white house, And don’t pay attention to the Frightened little Beckingnite lemmings out there in the world trying to slander your name

Buckieboy

March 26th, 2011
8:33 am

I don’t know how many of you were around when Carter was President? If you were you would have seen the Mess we were in because of him. Every day in the papers it was about his Beer Guzzling Brother.
Prices were going up in the Super Markets faster than you can say BOOO. They even stopped Marking Prices on Goods because every day it cost you more.
The only good thing was the Cost of Living in your pay also went up.
I tried to buy a Home and the interest rates were 15% to 18%.
He was a Jerk than and today he is still a Jerk.
Not only him ,BUT most Democrats are friendly with Socialist and Communist.
Why? Because they believe in their Cause. Think about how tehy think.
They control the Courts, The Education System, The Banks or the Money System, They want Gun Control, Most Communist Countries, you can’t own a Gun., And they Kill Innocent People ( Abortion), They keep people POOR and dependent on Government to Control Them, Just like the Walfare System , and most of all They don’t believe in God. They say that they do , But look at the Laws they Push ,( UNGODLY )

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
8:36 am

seabeau:

“His term was marred by high interest rates which he had no control over.”

Although there are others to share the blame, he is responsible in no small measure for the recession (depression?) we are experiencing today. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae underwrote mortgages at his instruction that were not viable.

Wasn’t it Carter who pardoned the Vietnam draft evaders?

Wasn’t it Carter who gave away the Panama Canal? Who controls the Panama Canal now? I do believe it is China.

What a guy!

Sid Farcas

March 26th, 2011
8:36 am

What do we get in exchange for peanuthead? I mean, your headline is saying that he will be staying in one of these communist,think like carter countries right? A box of cuban cigars or whatever North korea has to offer will work. Juswt work out the deal fo he stays there.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
8:38 am

Buckieboy is 100% correct. Carter makes Obama look good and that speaks volumes!

BG

March 26th, 2011
8:40 am

Why so much hate here..? Deplorable.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
8:42 am

Because Carter brings out the hate with the deplorable comments he has made around the world about the very country he served. Not hard to understand unless you are in agreement with the peanut.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
8:46 am

Terd Furgesun:

I never thought that I would live to see it, but Hussein did replace Carter as the worst President the U.S. has suffered. I guess everything and everybody does have a purpose after all. I can imagine that big toothy grin on Carter;s face when Hussein was elected! I know his thought was, “Free at last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last!”

That still doesn’t erase memories, Jimmah!

Dan

March 26th, 2011
8:54 am

I’m (still) so proud of Jimmy! He’s done more good for all people – in all countries – since he left office than *anyone* has ever done while in office. He truly understands the importance and rewards of friendship and respect of all peoples.

Keep ignoring the haters, President Carter. I feel sorry for those that don’t understand or agree with your genuine, peaceful and loving methods of healing the world.

jconservative

March 26th, 2011
9:27 am

“Wasn’t it Carter who gave away the Panama Canal?”

Actually no. The treaty was a Nixon administration effort that actually started under Johnson. Most of the credit, or blame if you prefer, goes to Henry Kissinger. In 1974, then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, signed an agreement of principles with the Panamanian foreign minister. From there it was downhill. The negotiations were concluded under Carter and the US Senate ratified the treaty in 1978 by a 68-32 vote. All per the US Constitution.

Like most of you, I hope that Carter is successful in gaining the release of Alan Gross. He has been successful on similar missions in the past. It would not hurt for the Carter Center to try and grab Bill Richardson to see if he can help. He has also been successful in hostage releases.

Corey

March 26th, 2011
9:31 am

Last Man Standing, what you are really saying is that you hate Mr. Obama more than you hate Mr. Cater. Facts are facts Mr. Bush left office polling around 30. Bush was the worst president in recent times. Numbers don’t lie. Emotions are not facts.

BillyBobJoeJim

March 26th, 2011
9:32 am

You still till this day , stab in the back (like cowards) a man that has tried to help his fellow man
When now today history has shown us after his second term defeat , by the right wing Reagen crowd that Reaganomics didn’t work then, or now . The right Has been credited with the destruction of the middle class . So you know it I was around then , I was serving my country as a sailor doing Doughnut cruises in the Indian ocean . And I have a pretty good memory , Not one of you are standing up Patting Carter on the back for going in and
getting the hostage freed from North Korea recently, But you will still claim to me it was Reagen that freed the hostages of Iran , When they stepped of the plane the day Reagen was sworn in.

John

March 26th, 2011
10:41 am

Sorry, though I appreciate the effort, Carter does more harm than good. The guy can barely move. He was unfortunatley the worse President we have ever had. No country respected Carter as the President. If they did then Iran would have released the prosoners on his watch and not Reagan’s. Reagan was by far a better President than Carter. A nice man, yes, but good President no.

catlady

March 26th, 2011
10:44 am

Carter didn’t found Habitat for Humanity.

However, I have always admired him. I think he is a man of principle, who does not waft with the wind, like many current “politicians” do. I admire him for his work ethic and his commitment to the poor, even if I don’t always agree with him. He isn’t spending his post-Presidency playing golf, jumping out of airplanes, or playing cowboy on his ranch. He has tried to help the afflicted and bring peace.

However, he and his wife are in their 80s now, right? They need to start laying down the burdens of this life and let others pick up the mantle of “public servant.”

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
10:46 am

Billy Bob, it was Reagan who freed the hostages and NOT Mr. Peanut. I had a good friend who was one one of the Marine hostages in that mess. The guy told me that the Iranians were deathly afraid of Reagan and what he would do to free the hostages. On the other hand, they had no fear and no respect for ol’ Jimmy. Back then not to many Americans did either.

catlady

March 26th, 2011
10:47 am

Buckleboy: Increase your meds.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
11:00 am

catlady, if buckie is on meds then you should ask what kind and start taking 3 x’s per day with each meal. Carter was an embarrasment to the country back then and still is to this day. Rule #1 as an ex-president, you do not speak about the sitting president. Reagan did not, Bush I or Bush II did not. Carter does and Clinton did as well. It is called classless and disrespectful of the office you served. Carter deep down knows he screwed up and tries to cover up his legacy with these types of trips and the ripping of Republican Presidents. CLASSLESS! That is Mr. Peanut.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
11:07 am

Corey:

Yes, Bush has some blame. What I’d really like to know, Corey, is when Hussein and his aplogists will accept the responsibility for anything?

It is past the point where “It’s all Bush’ fault!” Hussein has held the office long enough to “own it”, and own it he does – for the time being.

Will he ever accept responsibility for something – anything?

Will his followers ever hold him to account for his actions or inactions?

Somehow, Corey, I doubt it.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
11:10 am

Terd Furgesun:

Carter never learned that blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours burn any brighter.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
11:14 am

Corey:

BTW Corey, the word isn’t “hate”. Critical, yes. Disdain, definitely. Wish them gone, you bet your boots!

Hate? No.

seabeau

March 26th, 2011
11:17 am

Last Man Standing! We also stole Panama from Nicaragua by formenting a coup,then sending in the Navy to reconize the new State of Panama. Thus the term,”Gun Boat Diplomacy”. The “Canal” was leased to the US for 99 years,when its control was to be returned to Panama by Treaty. The World Court would have made us return it in any case. We also stole Hawaii from its people in a similar fashion. We reap what we have sown.

BillyBobJoeJim

March 26th, 2011
11:26 am

Oh terd quote ‘The guy told me that the Iranians were deathly afraid of Reagan and what he would do to free the hostages.” Afraid of someone with no power yet as i said they stepped off the plane when he was sworn in come now you expect me to believe that ? Some guy told me is the cornerstone statement of the Right , you gave me tons of ammo with that one Come on son its time to evolve , Lets begin with something easier for you like walking upright stop dragging your knuckles on the ground .

DannyX

March 26th, 2011
11:27 am

George W Bush is still in his self imposed exile. You won’t see him globe trotting the world anytime soon. Because of the damage Bush did another 18 years in Dallas semi-house arrest should do.

When Bush left 31% of the world admired US leadership. We lagged behind many nations.

Gallup released this years world leadership poll taken from a total of 100 countries, US leadership was back to being the most admired in the world. 47% approval, only 25% disapprove.

If Bush were to leave his self imposed exile early, lets pray he doesn’t make a fool of himself and try to re-enter the world stage. We’ve made so much progress.

George

March 26th, 2011
12:13 pm

I Hope the Idiot stays !

Corey

March 26th, 2011
12:18 pm

Last Man Standing, never has Mr. Obama uttered it’s Bush’s fault. He did, however, list what he inherited when he took office. You do know what the state of this nation was don’t you. Let’s look back shall we: Two unfinished and unfunded wars; an economy reeling toward another great depression; a collapsed housing market; unemployment racing upward; an increasingly shrinking GDP; lack of multinational cooperation; Afghanistan on the brink of spiralling out of control; an American icon – GM- facing extinction; a balooning deficit; a collapse of Bear Sternes, AIG; carnage on Wall St. and an unfunded prescription drug bill just to name a few.

Vince

March 26th, 2011
1:19 pm

I hope he is house hunting…..

clarence swinney

March 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

COMPARE CARTER TO REAGAN
ALL AMERICAN BRAIN

(4 yrs to 8 yrs. So, use Average per year on some and Monthly average also.)

ONE SIMPLE QUESTION.

HOW COULD THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP ALLOW THE TRASHING OF CARTER AS A FAILED PRESIDENT??? DISGUSTING. CARTER WRITINGS AND SPEECHES WERE MARVELOUS. BRILLIANT. PROPHESY.

——————–JOBS————————————————-

Real Increase—Carter-13.0% in 4 years—Reagan-17.5% in 8 yrs

Carter 10,488,000 in 4—Reagan 15,935,000 in 8.

*Per month Carter averaged far more than Reagan
218,000 to 175,000.

Care to compare number of homes built per year. Don’t. Reagan killed S & L’s.
Care to compare GDP growth without massive spending + 80% (borrow) programs.
Carter-3.4%–Reagan 3.4% even with major government spending
Care to compare Increase in National Income and GDP to Debt Growth
Care to compare percent increase in Federal Revenues
Care to compare GDP Growth in “Real” dollars per year

Care to compare First THREE Years—

First figure is Carter

Real GDP—+3.2%– +1.3%= 59% less for RR
Industrial Production–+3.0%–+.01%= 97% less for RR
Rate Capacity Utilization 83.4% –75.9% = 9% less for Reagan
Plant-Equip. Expend. +14.6%–.8%= 95% less for Reagan
Housing Starts—1.76 Million—1.28 million = 27% less for Reagan
Domestic auto sales—8.48 million—6.25 million= 26% less for Reagan
Business Failures—8461—24,291= +189% more for Reagan
Civilian Unemployment—6.7%–7.5%= 13% more for Reagan
Number Unemployed—6.74 million—9.89 million=+47% more for Reagan
Real Disposable Income Growth–+1/9%–+1/3%= 32% less for Reagan
Prime Rate—10.96%–14.94%= +35% more for Reagan
Federal Budget Deficit—48.5 Billion—153.billion= +215% more for Reagan
Farm Income–+1.75%—5.7%= 326% less for Reagan

Comparison Above of 13 items from CBO Record 3-26-84

Care to compare number killed overseas
Care to compare percent Increase in Defense Spending
Care to compare number of LIES told
Care to compare numbers of departments with SCANDALS
Care to compare numbers of administration members who were investigated, went to prison, convicted or charged.
Care to compare respect by foreign nations
Care to check 1947 National Security Act that was instrumental in checking the expansion of communism.
Care to compare number of times president went to church.
Care to compare results of Community Reinvestment Act vs S&L Death Act
Care to compare how historians rank them without $$ spent by conservative think tanks
(In 1994 Reagan was ranked tenth from bottom– Conservatives have spent millions
re-inventing his average record).
Care to compare as DEREGULATOR? Airlines-Financial Institutions-Transportation
Care to compare with which created FEMA
Care to check who was President when FISA was passed into law?
Care to check who started Centcom—As-RDJTF-Rapid Deployment Task Force-
(Reagan changed name to Centcom) -U.S forces designated for possible employment to Middle East.
Carter produced the First Arab-Israeli Peace Treaty
Carter normalized trade with China
Carter led the Senate to obey our treaty and yield control of Panama Canal.
Carter killed the neutron bomb
Carter won Nato agreement to match Soviet missiles in Europe
Carter limited strategic nuclear arms with Salt II Treaty.
Carter paid UN dues in full, on time and without conditions.
Carter got third world majorities against Vietnam’s intervention on Cambodia.
Carter placed embargoes on Soviets for invasion of Afghanistan
The great anti-communist Reagan “lifted” them while Soviet “Evil Empire” was still in Afghanistan
Carter efforts were significant on—Human Rights impartiality, nuclear build down, energy sustainability, Middle East peace, non-interventionism .
Same President who said this—“The oil flow from the Persian Gulf is a vital interest to the United States and this country will employ any means necessary including military force to overcome an attempt by a hostile power to block that flow.”

Imagine the praise had Reagan made that statement.

Carter increased CAFE standards—Reagan cancelled them. Loved oil people. Backers in California. Henry Salvatori. Pals first America second.

When Carter left office it took 3.6 years of average income to purchase an average priced new home. After Reagan’s years it took 4.2 Years and now under Bush II 5.4 years.
This is an important figure. In Constant(inflation adjusted) dollars.

Historical analysis of years 1946 to 1981 then 1981 to 2009 reveal much on Rich Pals get richer and Middle Class(overwhelming number) stumbled. Major directional change or America and Middle Class. Few did exceedingly well. Rest staggered under burden of dormant income and wealth decline in real dollars.

When Conservatives hit on Carter as a “do nothing” administration they best not check the FACTS.

Inflation was Carter’s big handicap. Remember Oil Prices? Food prices?

Inflation had nothing to do with his Fiscal policies

Reagan took credit for whipping inflation. Blarney Baloney.
It was Carter’s hire Paul Volcker. Who whipped inflation (at cost of 5 million jobs)

Reagan had inflationary fiscal policies. Carter did not.

Major cut in potential Revenue plus major increase in Spending

Evangelicals want a true, devout, Christian? They better look to a genuine one. Carter.

Conservatives re-invent and trash other presidents in an effort to promote Reagan.
Reagan was not by any means an above average President.
Blarney Baloney Deluxe. An actor acting in a role as President.
He was graded as a C president.
Historians use numbers not emotions.
500 in 1994 rated him tenth from bottom
In 1994 one of top two historical societies polled members and rated him 21% above average 79% below average. 18% of the 79% rated him “Disaster for America”

Reagan honored Nazi SS Troops. Carter Fought.

NO NUMBERS REVEAL AN ABOVE AVERAGE RECORD

If anyone has some present them I will use them. My challenge to Conservatives.

Chuck Allison

March 26th, 2011
1:27 pm

I guess the alzheimer’s has caused him to forget what a shellacking he took in his second bid for the presidency. He is not representing anyone buy himself. Have you ever noticed how much more of a welcome he gets in Cuba or North Korea than in Georgia? THe dictators know that they can use him to embarass America.

clarence swinney

March 26th, 2011
1:28 pm

WRECKONOMICS II REV 7-12-10
COURTESY :WALL STREET OF AMERICA
LEADERSHIP VIA CONSERVATIVE POLICIES
THANKS TO RONALD REAGAN AND G W BUSH

From 1946 to 1980 the period was known as the GREAT MIDDLE CLASS YEARS
Each President worked to reduce the Debt from WWII.
In 1980 Debt was less than 1000 Billion and Government Spending was 600 Billion per year.

Reagan boastful Cut Taxes plus Cut the size of Government was a Trojan Horse, per his OMB Stockman, to cut Taxes for very rich.

Reagan was Governor for 8 years during which he increased Taxes on many items.
He increased the state revenues more than any predecessor.
By Far. Cutting Government? Ho Hum. Blarney Baloney once more.

Reagan policies increased Spending by 80% .
Debt by 186%.
9-30-81 Debt was $999.9 Billion and 9-30-89 at $1,859 Billion
Conservatives use Spin: It was Congress.
From 1930 to 1980 we spent $6066 Billion.
Reagan 8 Budgets totaled over $7000 Billion.
Congress? Ho Hum.
Blarney Baloney.
Congress returned Reagan 8 budgets for his signature with
fewer total dollars on them.
Haynes Johnson in “sleepwalking” said Reagan administration was “most scurrilous in history”
138 were investigated /charged/fined. More than total for all preceding Presidents in 20th century.
There were scandals in 27 Departments of the Federal Government.
Most involved money fraud.
The book “Ronald Reagan-There he goes again” documents over 300 incorrect statements by good old Ron.
Each President from 1945 reduced the Debt then came Spend-Borrow Reagan
to increase government by 80%.

THEN-Here comes GHW BUSH.
No braggart here. Nice Gentleman.
He increased Debt to $4411 Billion.
A 54% Increase.
Give him credit for increasing Tax on Rich due to out of control Deficits.
He had courage to put America first over ideology and party.

THEN-Pay your Way CLINTON ARRIVES
The Debt on 9-30-1993 was $4411 Billion.
The Debt on 9-30-01 was $5807 Billion.
An increase of $1396 or 31%
He ended with a surplus.

HERE comes old King of Spend-Borrow GW BUSH
Debt was $5807 Billion and on 9-30-09 it was $11,909 Billion.
105% increase.
Reagan-186%
Bush I-54%
Clinton-31%
Bush II-105%
Reagan-Bush I-Bush II did not pay down a penny of debt in 20 years
Those Three Famous Conservatives added $10,946 Billion to our Debt.
Three so called Famous “conservatives” promoted cut government
Up = Down to them.
INTEREST ON DEBT
9-30-81 to 9-30-09 we paid $8400 Billion in Interest.
87% Interest Paid on Debt incurred by the Famous 3.

Is it not possible(no) that without Reagan + Bush Tax Cuts we would enjoy a Surplus?

REDISTRIBUTION DOWN TO MIDDLE CLASS
Increase Unearned Income Tax to 40%. Make Gamblers pay.
Increase Top Income Tax Rate to 40%
Increase Estate Tax big time big time biggie
Eliminate Loopholes on Corporate profits—Set a Minimum
2008 -16% average payment-(top rate 35%)

In 2003 distribution of corporate profits by CBO report revealed
Bottom 80% of Income earners got 8%–Top 5% got 67%—Top 1% got 49%
2009 Tax Return of Exxon pays no tax on billions in profits. Wrong. Sad.
2007—Exxon paid no tax. Got a Refund.
2010—Exxon Profit 45 Billion. Let us see if pay a tax?
Renew Revenue Sharing to return cost to rich from middle class

Clarence Swinney
Political historian since 1991 on Reagan-Clinton-Bush II administrations.
Lifeaholics Of America — old n ugly but honest mad mad mad
Author-Lifeaholic-Work for a Life not just a Living—Workaholic to Lifeaholic
Author-forthcoming– title not decided—How Democrats created a Great Middle Class and Wall Street Rich Conservatives are determined to destroy it
Many Stats from 12-6-09 polidose.com article by John Lucia “The National Debt:Betrayal and Devastation
Comments and corrections welcome at cswinney2@triad.rr.com I do err.

Chuck Allison

March 26th, 2011
1:29 pm

Habit for Huminity? Wow! Slow down and take your time next time, seabeau.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

seabeau:

I’m familiar with the history. I wasn’t there.

double

March 26th, 2011
1:38 pm

I guess last ms never learned when you stand in the light,but do not give it out,then a shadow is created.

Last Man Standing

March 26th, 2011
1:46 pm

Corey,

“list what he inherited when he took office. ”

I remember some of the things he listed. He talked of a “transparent” government, said that meetings and hearings would be covered on C-Span. He said that pending legislation requiring his signature would be posted on the internet “for all to see” five days before he signed the legislation.

“Two unfinished and unfunded wars” to which he has now added a third one.

“unemployment racing upward; an increasingly shrinking GDP” and the unemployment continued to race upward under his watch. He balanced the “increasingly shrinking GDP buy ballooning the national debt.

I would take issue with the poll numbers as to how “respected” he is on the international level. In fact, I take issue with all the numbers coming out of the White House.

Maybe the one number I’d believe is that he has “visited 57 states”.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
1:48 pm

BillyBobJoeJim

March 26th, 2011
11:26 am
Oh terd quote ‘The guy told me that the Iranians were deathly afraid of Reagan and what he would do to free the hostages.” Afraid of someone with no power yet as i said they stepped off the plane when he was sworn in come now you expect me to believe that ? Some guy told me is the cornerstone statement of the Right , you gave me tons of ammo with that one Come on son its time to evolve , Lets begin with something easier for you like walking upright stop dragging your knuckles on the ground .

Oh yeah, you libtards are so ahead of the political curve. What a freaking joke! The only thing dragging on the ground is your liberal brain and reasoning. Your group has become a joke and will once again be trounced in 2012.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
1:54 pm

YO’ CLARENCE, here is numbers based on facts comparing Mr. peanut to Reagan. This is just one example. Wabt facts and numbers about interest rates between the two? Stay with the facts son or stay away from adult conversations.

Average Hourly Wages And Percent Changes

1977-92 (annual average wage)

Total Private[1]
Year Hourly Earnings (constant 1982 dollars) Percent Gain $10/hour at start turns into…
1977 $8.66 NA NA
1978 $8.67 0.1% $10.01 (Start of Carter years)
1979 $8.40 -3.1% $9.70
1980 $7.99 -4.9% $9.22
1981 $7.88 -1.4% $9.09 (End of Carter years)
1982 $7.86 -0.25% $9.98 (Start of Reagan years)
1983 $7.95 1.15% $10.09
1984 $7.95 0% $10.09
1985 $7.91 -0.4% $10.05
1986 $7.96 0.6% $10.11
1987 $7.86 -1.26% $9.98
1988 $7.81 -0.6% $9.92
1989 $7.75 -0.8% $9.84 (End of Reagan years)
1990 $7.66 -1.16% $9.88 (Start of Bush 41 years)
1991 $7.58 -1.0% $9.78
1992 $7.55 -0.4% $9.74
1993 $7.52 -0.4% $9.70 (End of Bush 41 years)
Net change for four years under Carter: -9.1% Average yearly change: -2.275%
Net change for eight years under Reagan: -1.6% Average yearly change: -0.2%
Net change for four years under Bush 41: -3.0% Average yearly change: -0.75%
Summary: hourly wages dropped precipitously under Carter (almost 2.3% per year) but remained almost constant during the Reagan years (only a 0.02% annual decline) then accelerated again to a 0.075% decline under President George H. W. Bush.

Just another slobberig drunk redneck

March 26th, 2011
2:00 pm

Whatever happened to Billy beer. Cant say Jimmy didnt help give us that jewel . Peanuts and beer peanuts and beer.

Terd Furgesun

March 26th, 2011
2:02 pm

Corey

March 26th, 2011
12:18 pm
Last Man Standing, never has Mr. Obama uttered it’s Bush’s fault. He did, however, list what he inherited when he took office. You do know what the state of this nation was don’t you. Let’s look back shall we: Two unfinished and unfunded wars; an economy reeling toward another great depression; a collapsed housing market; unemployment racing upward; an increasingly shrinking GDP; lack of multinational cooperation; Afghanistan on the brink of spiralling out of control; an American icon – GM- facing extinction; a balooning deficit; a collapse of Bear Sternes, AIG; carnage on Wall St. and an unfunded prescription drug bill just to name a few.

YOUR KIDDING, RIGHT? OF COUSE YOU ARE NOT KIDDING, YOU ARE LIBERAL. Get it through your head, Obama used every day for the first 1.5 years of his reign to blame Bush as did his staff. Where have you been man? You talk about two wars, which I guess you are OK with the Lybia war because, hey, it is a democrat who has started it. Your side plays the blame game and the no responsibilty game better then a 16 year old. Stupidity, thy name is liberal.