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The Democratic National Committee will honor former President Jimmy Carter with a prime-time speech during its national convention on September 4, 2012. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the 2012 convention chairman, released a statement: "A lifelong champion of human rights and investments in education and energy to spur economic development, President Carter will provide unique insight into President Obama’s ability to move our country forward and why we need his vision and leadership for a second term."

Mayor Villaraigosa and other Democrats must have overlooked how President Carter recently accused fellow Democrat President Obama of violating human rights. Carter wrote in the New York Times that Obama violated 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Carter considered it “disturbing proof of how far our nation's violation of human rights has extended.”

President Carter will make the address via video. Carter joins a growing list of Democrats who won't attend the Democratic National Convention this year. Kevin Price of the US Daily Review speculates that the candidates don't want to appear associated with unpopular Democrats including President Obama (D), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

The list includes: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.VA.), Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.VA.), Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA), Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY), Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-W.VA.), Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY), Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX).


THEHILL.COM reports:
Former President Jimmy Carter will address the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina by video. The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Tuesday that Carter would address the convention by video on September 4.

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  • Daryl 2012/08/07 16:20:37
    No
    Daryl
    +23
    JC is no longer the worst president in history.

    He wants to hand-over the crown.

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  • Marek 2012/08/07 21:23:36
    Yes
    Marek
    +6
    Of course, since obama is Carter's second term.

    Carter brought the unemployment up to 8% and obama raised it to over 8% and in some states up to 15%. Carter gave away Panama Canal and obama gave away parts of Alaska to the Russians. Carter was instrumental in installing radical islamic terrorist regime in Iran and obama went to war against Libya and was instrumental in installing Muslim Brotherhood, another terrorist group which spawned Al Qaeda, in power in Egypt and Libya and is aiding their takeover in Syria. One might say he is installing Al Qaeda along with Muslim Brotherhood in power. We have to deal with Carter's foolish mistake in Iran and likewise we will have to deal with obama's mistakes in all of these countries. Thanks to Caarter Israel need to be afraid of Iran and obama just multiplied that threat by surrounding the Jewish state with Muslim Brotherhood regimes.
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/08/07 21:22:50
  • apachehellfire65 2012/08/07 21:22:00
    No
    apachehellfire65
    +7
    the fact that the DNC is looking for pearls of wisdom from jimmy carter. pretty much sums up their situation in a nut shell!
  • Tuna apacheh... 2012/08/07 22:03:49 (edited)
    Tuna
    +3
    They're looking for warm bodies; most of the Democrats declined their invitation.
  • Sam DePecan 2012/08/07 21:08:12
    Yes
    Sam DePecan
    +2
    Yeah, this guy really, really, really sucks . . . "They" should also try to get Bill Mahr to do the Invocation . . .
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/08/07 21:07:55
    No
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +4
    Remind people of another Bad President !!!!!
  • Transquesta 2012/08/07 21:05:30
    Yes
    Transquesta
    +4
    It's a 'good move' insofar as the libtards' goal is to increase Romney's chances of winning. Every time that pinhead opens his mouth, the whole frapping WORLD gets a glimpse inside the insane asylum which is modern day liberalism.
  • Zombie Saddam 2012/08/07 21:04:26
    No
    Zombie Saddam
    +4
    To the Kids he'll be a scary-looking old man. To their parents, he'll be a bad memory they don't want to re-live.
  • Bronar 2012/08/07 20:55:31
    No
    Bronar
    +5
    A loser talking to a bunch of losers. I think I'll miss that one.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/08/07 20:49:46
    No
    heirsoftheking
    +1
    My real choice is "Undecided." The DNC will only be 3 days instead of the usual 4 - that's a 25 percent decrease of available time. They might think it'll help them - whether it actually does is another story. If it doesn't then their reduced convention will look even worse.
  • jgh57 2012/08/07 20:48:30
    No
    jgh57
    +2
    The Democratic Party and the world would be much better off if Jimmy would concentrate on peanuts and keep his mouth shut.
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/08/07 20:45:46
    No
    Rusty Bubbles
    +7
    Until the last couple years, he was considered the worst president ever

    Carter obama
  • KingdomNow 2012/08/07 20:37:53
    No
    KingdomNow
    +6
    What are they trying to do, remind people how bad things were before a Republican president saved the country?

    He did find his niche doing manual labor -Too bad the idiot just won't shut up.
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/07 20:25:05
    Yes
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    +1
    He is an incredible human being. He may not have been the best president but whomever is here bashing him needs to do half the humanitarian work Carter has done to even begin to judge his character.
  • Dale Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/07 20:40:36
    Dale
    +3
    A great humanitarian, maybe. But I will give credit for you pointing out he just may not have been in the top, or middle tiers of Presidential accomplishments.
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 Dale 2012/08/07 20:49:54
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    I admire Carter as a person but his personality was not a fit for the presidency. He was stubborn and had an inability to compromise and work with others. As a leader he would definitely give him low marks. He had good intentions but he wasn't a great politician.

    I definitely wouldn't rank him high or in the middle but he in my opinion could be a good addition as a speaker if the focus is on his humanitarian work and he is able to tie that in a way that energizes the crowd sheds some light on his lesser known accomplishments.
  • Dale Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/07 21:05:42
    Dale
    +3
    And the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, say? And if the focus is on humanitarian works, it might be a bit difficult to tie it into the current problems we have. Or at least not in a positive way. Unemployment, under-employment, debt, spending, healthcare(Obama care), immigration, and the list goes on and on. Those are problems that all but the most progressive of the Progressives will admit are damaging to the image of Incumbent. Can't still be Bush's fault, it can't be the Republicans fault, not for the first two years anyway. Nope, I really can't see how Jimmy's appearance at the Convention will be a help to Incumbent or the races of Senators and Representatives.
  • RJ~PWCM... Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/07 22:08:24
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    He's an anti-semitic hateful man, without a shred of common sense, and contempt for most people.

    Humanitarian my ass. The Word is Out that he only got into that stuff to rehabilitate his image.
  • Tarheel Ferηαηdo 夢 2012/08/08 02:31:09
    Tarheel
    good point!
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2012/08/07 20:17:03
    Yes
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +5
    A loser speaker for a loser convention. It's the cherry on the top of the misery.
  • Groundskeeper Willy 2012/08/07 20:12:23 (edited)
    No
    Groundskeeper Willy
    +7
    Heimytown Jimmy Carter will only sohw the obvious. The democratic party is over ran with low life socialist with big government agenda.

    14-22% interest rates, and double digit inflation. If the fed reserve chairman was honest, we'd be in much worse shape, which is why we need to audit the fed to determine in fact how bad of shape we are in.
  • Billyk75 2012/08/07 20:08:18
    No
    Billyk75
    +8
    Maybe good for the GOP.
  • Eric 2012/08/07 20:03:14
    Yes
    Eric
    +1
    Not sure if anyone will be watching the convention. It is being held in a hateful state that doesn't allow same sex marriage so I assume that dems will boycott.
  • Fef Eric 2012/08/07 20:39:54
    Fef
    +6
    32 states voted...in all 32 stats, the people rejected the radical notion of redefining marriage.
  • Eric Fef 2012/08/07 21:09:05
    Eric
    +2
    Yeah. My comment was tongue in cheek. Trying to figure out how a party that seems to want to crucify and illegally suppress Chick-fil-A because of the owner's pro-traditional marriage stance can hold a convention in NC. Why not hold the convention in Vermont.
    Odd how the GOP is being blamed by many for supporting the will of the people.
  • RJ~PWCM... Eric 2012/08/07 22:09:36 (edited)
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    (never mind!)
  • keeper 2012/08/07 19:50:46
    No
    keeper
    +8
    Is carter going to be the court jester?
  • Red 2012/08/07 19:46:32
  • ed 2012/08/07 19:45:50
  • Robshock 2012/08/07 19:41:10 (edited)
    Yes
    Robshock
    +5
    Remind the people of America just how bad and shameful a democrat in office can be...Obama is challenging Carter for that top spot.
  • Don 2012/08/07 19:38:10 (edited)
    No
    Don
    +7
    Nope, but it will help Republicans.
    This is 1982 all over again, and Empty Suit is welcome back Carter.
    carter not the worst president ever anymore
  • IndyLinda 2012/08/07 19:37:47
    Yes
    IndyLinda
    +5
    Oh, yes, the poster child for 20th Century incompetence setting the stage for the banner bearer of incompetence in the 21st Century.
  • BigEyedFish 2012/08/07 19:34:12
    Yes
    BigEyedFish
    +10
    Jimmy's got to be thrilled that he's no longer the worst president ever!!!
  • Chris D 2012/08/07 19:21:16
    No
    Chris D
    +9
    unless you are young enough not to remember 18% interest rates
  • BigFig#9 2012/08/07 19:17:16
    Yes
    BigFig#9
    Jimmy may not have had an 'excellent' Presidency but he's always been a steadfast voice AND practitioner of both Democratic and democratic values...
  • Fef BigFig#9 2012/08/07 20:41:51
    Fef
    +3
    Uh....like his election monitoring for Chavez? Or Jew-hating rhetoric?
  • BigFig#9 Fef 2012/08/07 21:39:42
    BigFig#9
    Yeh - that's the stuff - Chavez stuff definitely not his proudest moment. I think most people are really still not sure what really happened in that election but it seems clear even from independent sources that it didn't pass the 'free and open' test. Not sure there was any 'Jew hating' happening but he actually for the first time gave Americans an insight to another perspective on the issue.
  • Kronan_1 2012/08/07 19:01:11
    Yes
    Kronan_1
    +7
    Absolutely. The worst pres ever stumping for the contending worst pres ever. Odumpling will probably find another reason to be on vacation and not even be their.
  • Pm 2012/08/07 18:57:34 (edited)
    No
    Pm
    +6
    Obama is bringing all the liberal relics. He is desperate. I might have to start listening to Dick Morris.
  • Squatch 2012/08/07 18:55:39
    Yes
    Squatch
    +7
    Why not - he is about the only one that can make Obama look good

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