Jimmy Carter Is Spending Quality Time With Terrorists Again

Posted on Fri 04/18/2008 by

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter is spending quality time with terrorists again

THE FOUNDATION

“It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” –

UPRIGHT

“America elected Jimmy Carter 32 years ago and is still paying the price. Suppose history repeats: Obama wins and has a failed one-term presidency. Will he be jetting around the world meeting with terrorists and despots and denouncing America in 2040? Maybe not, but the thought gives us a shudder.” -James Taranto Break “It seems there is scarcely a serious bad actor on the planet with whom Jimmy Carter has not met. He is a serial tyrant-enabler, the very personification of Rodney King’s risible appeal, ‘Can’t we all get along?’ Mr. Carter has come to epitomize the notion that ‘dialogue’ is always in order, no matter how odious or dangerous the interlocutor-or the extent to which they or their agendas will benefit from such interactions.” -Frank Gaffney, Jr.

“Liberalism is so impressed with its own brilliance that results apparently don’t matter.” -Brent Bozell

“Liberals are always at their best chuckling at the ways of those they regard as hicks. That’s because liberals place far more importance on sophistication than on character, decency and values.” -Burt Prelutsky

“These days Democrats are not sounding very liberal. Classic liberals, after all, would support free markets, internationalism and the universal desire for constitutional government, while downplaying racial affinity.” -Victor Davis Hanson

“There is growing evidence that liberals are losing ground among blacks. In 1972, only one in ten of African-Americans identified themselves as conservative. Today, nearly 30% African-Americans publicly and openly identify themselves as conservative. Not Republican, mind you, but conservative.” -Christopher Alan Bracey

“A hundred years from now, Americans might still be fighting militant Islamists in Iraq and other places. What could be worse than that? A hundred years from now, America and the West could have been defeated by militant Islamists.” -Clifford May

VILLAGE IDIOTS

On government and the people: “When I go to a dictatorship, I only have to talk to one person and that’s the dictator, because he speaks for all the people. But in a democracy like Israel, there is a wide range of opinions and that counterbalances the disappointment that I have in not meeting with the people shaping Israeli power now in the government.” -foreign policy expert Jimmy Carter Break “I can’t say that [Hamas] will be amenable to any suggestions, but at least after I meet with them I can go back and relay what they say, as just a communicator, to the leaders of the United States.” -Jimmy Carter

From the race-bait files: “[T]he Founding Fathers] planted slavery and white supremacy in the DNA of this republic.” -Rev. Jeremiah Wright, retiring pastor of Barack Obama’s home church, Trinity United Church of Christ

On the Clintons: “The Clintons, man, they would lie on a stack of Bibles. Snipers? That’s not misspeaking; that’s some pure bulls***. I voted for Clinton twice, but that’s over with. These old black politicians say, ‘Ooh, Massuh Clinton was good to us, massuh hired a lot of us, massuh was good!’ Hoo! Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins-they have to understand this is a new day. People ain’t feelin’ that stuff. It’s like a tide, and the people who get in the way are just gonna get swept out into the ocean.” -director Spike Lee Break “I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country. I say to hell with them… I love you, Hillary, I’ll always be there for you.” -singer Elton John

Communism 101: “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more’.” -Michelle Marx Obama

Not making this up: “It’s been a long time since anybody caught me saying something stupid.” –

INSIGHT

“I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.” -William F. Buckley Jr.

“To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.” -Benjamin Disraeli

“A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny.” -Calvin Coolidge

“The current tax code is a daily mugging.” -Ronald Reagan

“I’m proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.” -Arthur Godfrey

“Lord, the money we do spend on Government and it’s not one bit better than the government we got for one-third the money twenty years ago.” -Will Rogers

EDITORIAL EXEGESIS

“As Americans [pass] another income-tax filing deadline, they are still burdened by an impossibly complex tax code that, with accompanying regulations, now consists of more than 60,000 pages. The average person who prepares his or her own taxes spends 34 hours on a 1040 long form, according to the IRS. That’s almost a full work week.

Of course, 84 million taxpayers, about 60% of the total, find the whole thing so daunting that they pay someone else to prepare their returns. This helps underwrite a $65 billion industry of tax preparation and related services, and it enables the wealthy to exploit the code’s many artfully crafted loopholes. Alas, few people in Washington seem to care about the taxpayer’s plight. The last serious pruning of the tax code came in 1986; since then, it has grown like kudzu. In his first three years in office, President Bush added new marginal rates, new deductions and a raft of temporary tax cuts… The major presidential candidates all propose tax changes, but none sees simplification as an end in itself… The sad truth about America’s current political culture is that it no longer looks at the tax code as a way of efficiently raising revenue to provide for the common good. If it did, it would not tolerate a system so complex and subject to manipulation. Rather, the income tax has morphed into a way of appealing to broad demographic groups and narrow lobbies to achieve political and policy goals. Groups that have influence get tax breaks. Groups that don’t end up paying, in dollars and in time.” –USA Today

DEZINFORMATSIA

Tax me more: “I’m happy to pay my fair share to the government. It’s part of my patriotic duty-and it’s a heckuva bargain… There seems to be an inconsistency about people who insist on wearing flag pins in their lapels, but who grumble about paying taxes… Pay up and be grateful!” -former ABC News and CNN correspondent Walter Rodgers in a recent Christian Science Monitor op-ed

“Supporting” the troops: “Surprise, surprise. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, wants to put a halt to any more troop withdrawals for the foreseeable future. The highly politicized Petraeus seemed to be dutifully following his White House marching orders when he testified before congressional committees [last] week.” -Helen Thomas Break “General Petraeus said conditions on the ground have improved, but you know what? The troops have to stay. And I think if I was the mother or father of the one of the soldiers serving in Iraq, I’d be proud because he said they’ve achieved tremendous successes, but I’d also be upset that, if I listened to him, he’d say they would have to stay there in order to maintain that success.” -NBC’s Richard Engel

On the campaign: “If you’re the presumptive candidate here, isn’t it time that you say, with some severity, that we can’t go on like this?… At the cost of losing the general election?” -CBS’s Harry Smith to Obama, who responded, “No.”

The quote of the Year: “When I watched [former President Bill Clinton] at Mrs. King’s funeral, I just have never seen anything like it… There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple. I mean, amazing ability to transcend ethnicity-race, we call it, it’s really ethnicity-in this country and, and speak to us all in this amazingly primordial way.” -MSNBC’s Hardball Sycophant Chris Matthews on Bill Clinton

Newspulper Headlines: That’s Mrs. Clinton in the Attack Helicopter: “US Democrats Clinton, Obama Skirmish Over Iraq” -Reuters

A Break for Obama: “Clinton Woman Jailed for Allegedly Using Stolen Credit Card to Pay Court Costs” –Des Moines Register

Ted Kennedy Got 40 Years in the Senate: “Man Who Left Friend Pinned in Wreckage Gets 7 Years in Prison” –Greenville (SC) News

Whatever You Do, Don’t Tell Anyone!: “67 Bodies Secretly Exhumed From NM Grave” -Associated Press

They’re Slow Moving and Easy to Shoot: “Russian Military Battles Overweight Soldiers” –Times (London)

As Are People With Insurance: “People Without Insurance Are Dying” –Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel

News You Can Use: “The Sun Will Come Out” -Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) Break “Decoding Your Body’s Noises: Gas, Gurgles and Growls” -“Today,” MSNBC.com

Bottom Stories of the Day: “Clinton’s Tale Part Truth, Part Errors” -Associated Press Break “Obama Touts Change” –Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA) (Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

THE DEMO-GOGUES

Gun grabber: “I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could [get shot during] altercations.” -Barack Obama Break Like guns?: “I would like somebody who knows about a bunch of stuff that I’m not as expert on.” -Barack Obama on choosing a running mate

Too much information: “The gay press may feel like I’m not giving them enough love, but basically all press feels that way at all times.” -Barack Obama to the homo-promo newsmag, The Advocate

Never speechless: “So, you know, I, I ,I don’t, I don’t know, I’m speechless. I mean, you know, making an assertion like that belies the facts and the record.” -Hillary Clinton **Speechless? We thought she spoke millions of words a day!

Now that’s “out of touch”: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” -Barack Obama on “working-class” voters Break “You don’t have to think back too far to remember that good men running for president were viewed as being elitist and out of touch with the values and the lives of millions of Americans.” -Hillary Clinton Break “So I said, ‘Well, you know, when you’re bitter you turn to what you can count on. So people they vote about guns, or they take comfort from their faith and their family and their community. And they get mad about illegal immigrants who are coming over to this country or they get frustrated about, you know, how things are changing. That’s a natural response.” -Barack Obama “clarifying” what he originally said

Down to earth: “That is not a relevant question for this debate. We can answer that some other time. I went to church on Easter. I mean, so?” -Hillary Clinton asked when she last attended to church or fired a gun

That’s the spirit!: “[The growing cost of the war in Iraq] is not only linked to our economic skid, but is a leading cause of it.” -Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

SHORT CUTS

“In the final analysis, Jimmy Carter will be best remembered by history as a man whose time in and out of high public office was almost unblemished by success.” -Frank Gaffney, Jr.

“[Jimmy] Carter is about to make a disgrace of himself yet again, this time by meeting in Syria with Hamas terrorist leader Khaled Mashaal. His influence is nonexistent except where he can perform the role of for America’s enemies.” -Jed Babbin

“One of the hardest things about being a liberal Democrat is that, when you’re talking to the resentful yahoos whose votes you unfortunately need, you have to pretend to care about them. When you’re trying to sell Hope and Change, you need to give the rubes Hope that the Change is going to be Change they want. Even when you know there’s no Hope of that.” -David Kahane

“Is American public education a form of child abuse?” -Mark Steyn

“One way to reduce illegal immigration might be to translate some of our far left publications into Spanish and give everyone in Mexico subscriptions. After they read how terrible this country is, many may want to stay away.” -Thomas Sowell

“Bill Clinton was ripped after House auditors revealed his taxpayer-paid office expenses. He has run up a $400,000 phone bill since he left office. It never occurred to Congress to block all 900 numbers for ex-presidents.” -Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno: Barack Obama got himself into a little hot water in Pennsylvania, when he said small town people become bitter, and cling to guns or religion because of economic problems. Well, sure, you pray your house doesn’t get repossessed, and when they take it, you pull out your gun. Makes perfect sense. … Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama, called him “elitist,” and said he was out of touch with poor people. Later, Bill Clinton gave a speech on the subject, and charged a million bucks for it. … In an effort to try and connect with some of the rural voters in Pennsylvania, Hillary said she has gone hunting, and once shot a duck. Don’t confuse that with Barack. He shot himself in the foot. That’s a totally different thing. Personally, I like Cheney. He shot a lawyer. … Hillary Clinton was shown at a bar in Indiana drinking a beer, and doing a shot of whiskey. Hey, and it worked. Today, Ted Kennedy switched back. “I’m for Hillary now!” … Did you all see that? She took the shot with the beer chaser. Did it like an old pro. To give you an idea how much she drank, when the phone rang at 3 a.m., slept right through it. … The State Department has officially disapproved of former President Jimmy Carter’s trip to visit Syria, where he’s meeting with the terrorist group Hamas. The State Department disapproves of the trip, but they couldn’t stop him from going. And I thought this was kind of petty. For his return trip, they switched his flight to American. Good luck! Hope it all works out.

Veritas vos Liberabit-Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis! Mark Alexander, Publisher, for The Patriot’s editors and staff. (Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families-especially families of those fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who granted their lives in defense of American liberty.)

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