Mitt Romney came back hard on Democrats and Barack Obama today. The Republican frontrunner told an audience, “Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order” to kill Osama Bin Laden. Ouch. The Politico reported: Mitt Romney, asked if he would … Continue reading ?
What a piece of shit he is: Mitt Romney on Monday rejected claims by President Obama’s campaign that he would not have ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden. “Of course, of course,” he said, when asked by reporters whether he would have gone after the terrorist. Show More Summary
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that he would have given the order to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Asked by reporters following a campaign event here whether he would have given the order to go after bin Laden, Romney suggested that any president would have made the same decision as President Obama. Read full article >>
"Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order."-- Mitt Romney, quoted by Politico, on whether he would have given the order to go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
On the trail in Portsmouth, NH Monday, Romney dismisses Chicago's charge the Bay Stater wouldn't have made the call to get bin Laden. Mitt: "Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order."
Asked on a rope line if he would have "gone after" Osama bin Laden, if he would have "given the order," Romney responded, "Of course, of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order." The Obama campaign has questioned whether Romney would have given the order. In a vide …
Ed puzzles this out and weighs the "Romney's so liberal Jimmy Carter likes him" effect vs. "Romney's such a qualified and competent candidate even Jimmy Carter has to confess he'd be comfortable with him" effect. I think this helps Romney--...
The loss of Egypt to Islamist radicals will be President Obama's foreign policy legacy, even as Jimmy Carter's is the loss of Iran to the mullahs there.From today's New York Times: With firm control of Egypt's...
At least Jimmy Carter attempted to sorta say he cared about high gas prices. Obama can’t even work up a bit of empathy (NY Times) With his re-election fate increasingly tied to the price Americans are paying at the gas pump, President...Show More Summary
I'm starting to suspect that the way my mom feels about Jimmy Carter is the way my generation feels about Ryan Gosling, but even that's not entirely true.
At various times, Barack Obama has been compared to John Kennedy or FDR or Jimmy Carter or even Abraham Lincoln. But one comparison I never heard until he made it himself in his high-profile Kansas speech this week was to Theodore Roosevelt. Show More Summary
There's a meme bouncing around today which has it that President Obama's approval numbers have now 'fallen' even lower than Jimmy Carter's at the same point in his presidency. I ever heard it picked up on MSNBC. This is a...
Even in the midst of a cross-country move, I can't resist commenting on President Obama's newest mind-meld with Jimmy Carter, President Malaise.At a San Francisco fundraiser yesterday, the President had this to say:"We...
Ronald Reagan’s jelly-bean jar. Bill Clinton’s fast-food McHabit. Even Jimmy Carter’s peanuts. Sometimes, with some politicians, the cartooning gods smile a little broader. And little makes for a more pliable, reliable comic metaphor...Show More Summary
In our current economic malaise, with 77 percent of Californians thinking the country is off track, people have been pointing out parallels between President Obama and Jimmy Carter — even Herbert Hoover. But in Obama’s address to Congress on Thursday night another even more ominous ghost seemed to hover at his elbow: Lyndon Johnson’s. Show More Summary
Erik Loomis runs down the environmental records of the presidents with the strongest records and finds that LBJ, Jimmy Carter, and even long-ago Teddy Roosevelt have accomplishments that stack up favorably besides President Obama’s. This is, I think, an excellent encapsulation of the “levels versus rates” problem of intertemporal political comparisons. After all, the big [...]
I don’t even know if Jimmy Carter drinks alcohol, but this Tom Philpott piece on the struggles of the beer conglomerates to keep control over the market suggests that no one did more to facilitate the microbrew revolution than our favorite Baptist president. First, this interesting chart on the rise and fall of beer variety: [...]
MICKEY KAUS: “We’ve reached the stage in Obama’s presidency when he can’t seem to do anything right. Even his summer house is on fire. At a similar point in Jimmy Carter’s presidency Carter collapsed in a road race. (I urge Obama to refrain from strenuous athletics until his approval rating gets back above 44%.)”
David Sirota strains to understand and characterize the President. In forging such bipartisan complicity with what were once exclusively right-wing Republican objectives, Obama has achieved even more than what he fantasized about when he famously celebrated a previous bizarro FDR. Show More Summary
Jack Bouroudjian submits: Around the time I was graduating high school — back during those dark days of Jimmy Carter — the 10-year had consistently been sitting up above 8%. It even spiked to over 15% at one point. Being a kid, I thought that was the norm, but it wasn’t; it was an aberration to the upside. Show More Summary