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Why does almost everyone say that Carter was the worst president?

pinklady 2012/04/02 03:44:25
Maybe I'm really, really ignorant but when Carter was president I was newly married. Being of the struggling lower class, my life and family and friend's lives got so much better. My husband was finally able to obtain and keep a job and we were able to acquire a mortgage toward the purchase of a small home instead of renting. We were able to buy some different types of food instead of the usual dry beans, rice and oatmeal. We actually could afford a few more fruits and vegetables and meats to spice our meals up!
Even now Carter is deep into building homes for the needy. It's still hard for me not to believe that he tried his best and still doing so.
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  • wolf sloan 2012/04/02 15:59:36
    wolf sloan
    Because they aren't up on current events.
  • Phantom 2012/04/02 12:59:18
    Phantom
    It's the Presidents that do the most for the working person that the conservatives look down on. Your story sounds a lot like mine. The Carter years were some of the best years of my life.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/04/02 06:17:22
    Rusty Shackleford
    Up until 2008, he was.
  • Phantom Rusty S... 2012/04/02 13:00:55
    Phantom
    Are you referring to Reagan, or Bush?
  • Woots 2012/04/02 05:38:39
    Woots
    20+% interest destroyed so many small businesses, I finally paid off my debt that increased by 7 times during Carter little four year screw up.
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/04/02 05:07:12 (edited)
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    Bush dropped below Carter a LONG time ago. Even Nixon was below Carter. Bush managed to earn himself a ranking even below that - in the bottom 25% of worst Presidents of all time.

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  • phantom8541 2012/04/02 05:01:54
    phantom8541
    +1
    He never thinks before he speaks. He could have served society better by banging nails with the people at Habitat for Humanity and stayed the Hell out of politics.

    People say he was the worst because historians have protected the faux legacy about FDR and collectively hidden the truth.
  • Phantom phantom... 2012/04/02 13:04:26
    Phantom
    What in the hell have you been drinking?
  • phantom... Phantom 2012/04/02 15:43:34
    phantom8541
    Coffee
    FDR was a hero in his time and there's a lot of old timers who still think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    However, do some actual research and he is the cause of many of the problems the U.S. is now facing. Johnson inflicted his wounds on top of the social programs already in place, now they're responsible for the main drain on the Federal budget, unsustainable and will be belly up before long.
    Carter made some ridiculous decisions (getting us involved in the Afghan Soviet war) but he was just a buffoon and didn't have a clue.
    FDR & Johnson, KNEW what they were doing to America,... on purpose.
  • Phantom phantom... 2012/04/02 19:16:18
    Phantom
    FDR was the Saviour of this country but conservatives will never acknoledge this because he was a Democrat, and Hoover was the irresponsible Republican who brought this country into the Great Depression.
  • phantom... Phantom 2012/04/02 19:32:54
    phantom8541
    Savior for putting sanctions on Japan when we weren't even involved in the war, knowing they were going to attack and allowed it to happen on purpose? Hell, he knew they had a mock Pearl Harbor and had been practicing the attack for months. He also made sure our carriers and most of the destroyers were out of the harbor, leaving just enough to garner public outrage but nowhere near enough to wipe out our Pacific Naval fleet.

    Of course he felt it was necessary because his policies were failing miserably and knew by getting the U.S. involved, the economy would pick up due to the sudden need for warplanes and new Navy vessels. I cannot believe how blind you sheep are, who continue to put him on a pedestal and refuse to acknowledge the amount of blood he is drenched in.

    And THAT, is just the tip of the iceberg. He was one corrupt SOB and we are paying dearly for it now.
  • Phantom phantom... 2012/04/02 22:01:07
    Phantom
    Your conspiracy theories are foolish and baseless, but that's about average for a RWNJ. His policies were failing so miserably, that the people re elected him 4 times.
    If you want to discuss some corrupt SOBs, lets begin at the top of the list. Ronnie Reagan, and George W. Bush.
  • phantom... Phantom 2012/04/02 22:43:52
    phantom8541
    Conspiracy theories? It's all logged in the Naval journals that our carrier groups were moved out of Pearl on no particular missions 200 miles away in the days before the attack. Far enough to not be seen yet not close enough to prevent the attack.
    Other groups who were headed that direction were given other orders diverting them away.
    The messages received in DC that an attack was imminent never made it to Pearl. There is plenty of documentation that shows everything was known well in advance and allowed to happen anyway.
    Churchill wrote many memoirs that spoke of FDR's obsession with becoming involved in the war and his close relationship with Stalin.

    The ONLY reason he was re-elected 3 times is that most people barely owned a radio and the 'Fireside chats' were the only means of hearing any words directly from him. Very few households even had a television until after the war and most couldn't afford newspapers.
    Had the Internet been available then, the American people would have been marching on the WH wondering what the hell was going on.
    Half of his New Deal programs were deemed unConstitutional before they were debated in Congress. FDR threatened to stack the Supreme Court with enough Justices to rule in his favor.
    That never happened because some items were deleted, nobody ...


    Conspiracy theories? It's all logged in the Naval journals that our carrier groups were moved out of Pearl on no particular missions 200 miles away in the days before the attack. Far enough to not be seen yet not close enough to prevent the attack.
    Other groups who were headed that direction were given other orders diverting them away.
    The messages received in DC that an attack was imminent never made it to Pearl. There is plenty of documentation that shows everything was known well in advance and allowed to happen anyway.
    Churchill wrote many memoirs that spoke of FDR's obsession with becoming involved in the war and his close relationship with Stalin.

    The ONLY reason he was re-elected 3 times is that most people barely owned a radio and the 'Fireside chats' were the only means of hearing any words directly from him. Very few households even had a television until after the war and most couldn't afford newspapers.
    Had the Internet been available then, the American people would have been marching on the WH wondering what the hell was going on.
    Half of his New Deal programs were deemed unConstitutional before they were debated in Congress. FDR threatened to stack the Supreme Court with enough Justices to rule in his favor.
    That never happened because some items were deleted, nobody wanted a national crisis and compromises were made.

    Economists and historians have had time to analyze his programs and have determined they prolonged the Depression by 7 years and unemployment didn't begin to recover until we went to war.
    Half a million dead and untold numbers injured, for a 3-1/2 year war that had nothing to do with the U.S. across two oceans at a cost of over $4 Trillion in today's dollars.
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  • Phantom phantom... 2012/04/03 00:59:57
    Phantom
    Your conspiracy theories are about as factual as the birthers BC fiasco. Total conjecture! You morons remind me of the Susquach hunters.
  • phantom... Phantom 2012/04/03 01:02:56
    phantom8541
    Sorry, but I cannot explain it any slower and iwould just slide off your forehead, even if I did.
  • Phantom phantom... 2012/04/03 01:18:09
    Phantom
    Explaining conjecture or a theory, doesn't make it fact. It's just your opinion, nothing more.
  • Z 2012/04/02 04:34:30
    Z
    +1
    His economic, fiscal, educational and foreign policy failures were individual worse than any of his peers, and yet he managed to collectively fail. The increase in food types was actually a result of Nixon opening up China and the east and Ford's follow up on it. Carter's policies put education where it is today. His policies lead to huge unemployment and higher than acceptable inflation. You may have done slightly better, but the collective country did not.
  • Wolfstar 2012/04/02 04:04:29
    Wolfstar
    +1
    Anyone that was an adult during that time shares that opinion.
    High gasoline prices, high interest rates, foreign policy debacle.
    However, BHO has managed to usurp Carter's title as the worst.
  • lauren dull 2012/04/02 03:58:55
    lauren dull
    +2
    We don't any more. Now we say obama was the worst by far.
  • XZQZQ lauren ... 2012/04/02 08:34:38
    XZQZQ
    +1
    Yep. It took Barry to make Jimmy look good by comparison.
  • lauren ... XZQZQ 2012/04/06 01:05:18
    lauren dull
    sadly, you are correct.

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