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Jimmy Carter Goes on Daily Show to Criticize Polarization. He Must Have Forgotten That He’s Jimmy Carter.

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Posted on September 21 2010 4:00 pm
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Former President Jimmy Carter was on The Daily Show last night and slammed the hyper-partisan nature of today’s politics. As a guest, he’s so likable and even funny. He actually said one of the differences between him and the Tea Party is that “as a young man he wasn’t so opposed to…” in reference to masturbation. But then he spoiled what could have been a pleasant time by being Jimmy Carter.

Mr. High and Mighty reprimanded the proponents of today’s hateful political atmosphere, apparently forgetting about his own conduct over the past decade. Breaking the unspoken code of conduct for former Presidents, he viciously and consistently undermined President George W. Bush. And even after Bush left office, he played the despicable race card towards President Obama’s opponents in such a way that even Obama, who he was defending, made fun of him on late night television.

So, let’s take a look at Carter’s own respectful and mild-toned rhetoric that we should all learn from, shall we?

“I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American.” September 2009.

To which President Obama responded by saying on David Letterman’s show, “I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”

“I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.”—May 2007.

“But his administration and particularly the vice president and the secretary of defense have, I think, quite often deliberately misled the American people about the danger in Iraq to begin with, the causes for going to war in Iraq, and they have also misled the American people about what is happening in Iraq since we invaded.”—October 2006.

“[The Bush Administration is guilty of] an unprecedented and overt … merger of the church and state, of religion and politics.”— November 2005.

“George Bush has been adroit at exploiting that attack [9/11], and he has elevated himself, in the consciousness of many Americans, to a heroic commander-in-chief, fighting a global threat against America.”—October 2004.

Thank you  for your advice, President Carter.

Watch the interview below:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Jimmy Carter
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