To Newt: Bush ain't Carter by a long shot [UPDATED - Newt hurts GOP more than Bush on FNS]
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First its "green conservatism", concessions on the global warming religion to John Kerry and now a brain fart that equates the TWO term Bush Presidency with Jimmy Carter.
I guess the great historian is better informed about the 19th century than the late 1970's.
I am writing this blog partially in response to Roth's recent blog on the subject as well.
Newt Gingrich recently said that:
...the Bush Administration has become a Republican version of the Jimmy Carter Presidency, when nothing seemed to go right. “It’s just gotten steadily worse,” he said. “There was some point during the Iranian hostage crisis, the gasoline rationing, the malaise speech, the sweater, the rabbit ... that there was a morning where the average American went, ‘You know, this really worries me.’
Newt has been in Washington too long. He equates MSM coverage of the presidency with the presidency.
In Jimmy Carter's case, it was impossible for the media to hide the inflation, interest rates and weak defense/foreign policy.
In Bush's case, the media has successfully packaged the news to paint Bush as being responsible for Hurricanes, Global warming, and anyone's unhappiness, but in terms of actual results of policies, there simply is no denying the stark differences between the Bush and Carter presidencies. In fact, its insult to my intelligence to even have to address such a ridiculous claim.
First, Bush was re-elected.
Second, Bush was re-elected.
Carter was fired by the American people. I know his four years seemed like eight, but I looked it up. He served from 1977-1981.
The economy was a wreck under Carter. No nation feared the United States. He chose the religious Ayatollah over the Shah and handed Iran over to radical Islam, which mess Bush is busy trying to clean up. Carter led the way to regulate oil refineries and nuclear power out of feasibility and froze areas for oil drilling. He let down our defenses to a dangerously low level. He was an unmitigated disaster on all fronts.
Bush cut taxes. Bush cut taxes again. The economy weathered 911 and has been booming most of Bush's term. We are at effective full employment with low inflation and interest rates. He fixed the Supreme Court.
Most importantly, while Carter appeased Islamic fanatics, Bush has been killing them every day since the Afghan invasion. Bush has avenged 911, decimated al Qaeda, liberated 50 million Muslims, and has the Iran that Carter appeased surrounded on three sides.
Did I mention that Bush was re-elected even after 12 months of 24/7 MSM bushlied.
Gingrich's strength is not ranking presidents, and given that he puts so much stock in the MSM and how things "seem" maybe we can do without him in the Race 4 2008.
Also, given the recent vote on war funding he is not a lame duck at home, and there are many widows of dead al Qaeda that will testify that he's not a lame duck abroad.
[UPDATE after Gingrich's appearence this morning on Fox News Sunday]
When Newt brings up the bogus Katrina charge that the Federal government should be in all places at all times to prevent anyone from any suffering from a hurricane he comes off like a Big Guv liberal and hurts the GOP more than Bush ever has.
Newt likes the sound of his voice too much and is too tied into the MSM fake reality show. He got too arrogant right after he became Speaker as well. Give us your ideas about policy and write books, but quit tearing down the President over Katrina. It’s embarrassing.
And to ignore the policy failures of Carter, the policy successes of Bush and focus only on MSM driven "approval" numbers without reference to the fact that BUSH, not Carter, as RE-ELECTED!!!!, is just purely disingenuous.
Newt, you will never be President.