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Barack Obama: The ONLY President Who Could Make Jimmy Carter’s ‘Malaise’ Actually Look GOOD

November 30, 2011

Jimmy Carter is infamous for many things.  But he’s probably the most infamous for his “malaise” speech.

It was the speech of a man who had no idea how to solve a crisis.

In fact, regarding the central economic problem imploding America, Jimmy Carter said:

“It would be misleading for me to tell any of you that there is a solution to it.”

But Ronald Reagan had a solution.  He turned America around rather than lecturing the nation about what was wrong with it.

Obama has America full of malaise and more, because he, too, is a completely failed leader with zero ideas:

September 29:

The way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.”

November 12:

But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

See the “Jimmy Obama” video for more:

Obama has actually surpassed Jimmy Carter as the worst failure this country has ever known:

Barack Obama: Making “Malaise” Look Good
By fitsnews • on November 29, 2011

You’ve no doubt heard the comparisons before, but now it’s official: U.S. President Barack Obama is a worse president than Jimmy Carter.

At least that’s the opinion of the American people, as conveyed to Gallup pollsters.

“President Obama’s slow ride down Gallup’s daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history,” writes Paul Bedard of U.S. News and World Report.

“Since March, Obama’s job approval rating has hovered above Carter’s, considered among the 20th century’s worst presidents, but today Obama’s punctured Carter’s dismal job approval line,” Bedard continues.

According to Gallup, here are the approval ratings for ten of the last twelve presidents (including Obama) at this point in their administrations:

Dwight Eisenhower: 78 percent
George W. Bush: 55 percent
Harry S. Truman: 54 percent
Ronald Reagan: 54 percent
George H.W. Bush: 52 percent
Jimmy Carter: 51 percent
Bill Clinton: 51 percent
Richard M. Nixon: 50 percent
Lyndon B. Johnson: 44 percent
Barack Obama: 43 percent

This list obviously doesn’t include John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Kennedy was polling at 58 percent in a poll taken nine days before his death, however. The list also doesn’t include former president Gerald Ford, who left office in January 1977 after serving less than two-and-a-half years as president.

Amazingly, despite his historically awful approval ratings Obama is still even money to defeat even the most “electable” Republican challenger – which should tell you all you need to know about the ideological bankruptcy of the current crop of GOP contenders.

As for the last paragraph, I agree – to a limited degree.  I’ve been appalled at how pathetic the GOP field has largely become.  Mitt Romney is a pandering flip flopper who is only surpassed by Barack Obama for saying one thing and then saying another.

Here’s the UK Telegraph’s Top Ten list of Obama flip flops

Notice that it doesn’t even include Obama’s abject hypocrisy and self-righteous demagoguery regarding the debt ceiling.

As bad as Mitt Romney is, he won’t have much of a problem blowing Obama out of the water on the charge of flip flopping.  To call Obama a “serial liar” has the defect of being unfair to serial liars.  But that said, Mitt Romney is truly pathetic.  And it makes me sad that he’s my party’s probable nominee.

To suggest that Newt Gingrich is “intellectually bankrupt” only goes to reveal the serial bias of the author of the above article.  Even Bill Clinton lavished praise on Newt Gingrich about being something very different indeed from “intellectually bankrupt.”

But Newt Gingrich has his own set of “issues” that undermine him as a legitimate conservative.  Here’s one:

Here’s another:

“I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,” he said when asked about Ryan’s plan to transition to a “premium support” model for Medicare. “I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.”

And I’m only slightly happier about his candidacy than I am about Mitt Romney’s.

Fwiw, I don’t trust Mitt Romney because he is the kind of man who will tell you whatever you want him to tell you to get elected; and he’ll say one thing and say another and then deny that he ever contradicted himself.  I don’t trust Newt Gingrich because the man is brilliant – but seems to desperately want everyone to celebrate that brilliance.  Just for one example, if he doesn’t tow the line on the global warming agenda (see him sitting on Nancy Pelosi’s couch above), the media will depict his view as ignorant in ten thousand different stories.  And I seriously wonder if the man’s ego can withstand the criticism of the “intelligentsia.”

Btw, here’s a sad, pathetic comparison as to the things that Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama have in common.  It doesn’t make any of them look very good.

And in that sense it’s like 2008 all over again.

There comes a point of no return for a nation.  And one of the things that herald that point of no return is a nation’s inability to recognize that their leader is going to lead them straight to hell.  I fear that we’ve reached that point of no return in this our very own God damn America.

Such a nation will go down hard.  And it deserves to go down hard.

Barack Obama is an abject failure.  Four more years of Obama is tantamount to a vote for the United States of America to slit its own throat and then stagger around like a headless chicken before it collapses for good.

The problem is that the worst failure in American history will have a billion dollar political warchest from all the crony capitalist deals he’s made to rob America blind.  And that when America needed one most, the GOP couldn’t produce another Ronald Reagan.

Instead, we have the choice between a couple of guys who won’t be that good at getting America back to where it needs to be versus a complete failure who will utterly implode this country.

Will Americans actually vote to re-elect the worst president in history?  Will we actually vote for a guy who is so bad that he actually makes even Jimmy Carter look good?

All I can say is, “Lord, please don’t give us the leaders we deserve.”

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