• qaz
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    I understand politics are a controversial topic, but I like to remind everyone to avoid name-calling and other uncivil behavior. Your comments will be removed.

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    My father is a lifelong democrat. My mother is a naturalized citizen from Great Britain. I was in high school during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. I was mocked in high school for making a presentation where I advocated for disarmament.

    All that being said, the presidency of Jimmy Carter was one of the scariest and most upsetting presidencies I can remember. I had never experienced inflation of that level before. The gas shortages and rationing and concern about whether we were going to have the ability to carry out the basic functions we needed to complete was real. It was the first experience we had with worldwide terrorism, and there were over 300 Americans being held hostage in a foreign land with no sign of progress.

    Jimmy Carter was no doubt a good man. I believe he was woefully underqualified to run the country. I know that he is lauded these days, but I’m telling you from the perspective of someone who lived through his presidency, it was not a good time for me or my family.

    As one of the posts here makes clear, he wasn’t even good from a Democrat point of view.

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      It’s interesting because it was after my time but hindsight kind of showed he was right in principal but wasn’t a great statesman and couldn’t do the political calculations behind the scenes to rally his own party much less unit both sides.

      I vaguely know about Ollie North and how the hostage situation before his second election run sabotaged his campaign but that seems to be more a nail in the coffin rather than the only reason for his failure.

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  • @Fluffy_Ruffs
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    “He’s history’s greatest monster!”

    Said the Simpsons, sarcastically.

  • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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    Jimmy Carter was the best person the states have had as president in the last fifty years at least.

    Then we go and vote Ronald Reagan in after.

    What’s with Republicans and voting for celebrities?

    • @[email protected]
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      50 years? The presidents before him were Ford, Nixon and LBJ, so going back to Eisenhower at the least.

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          I don’t recall the details, but the economy wasn’t doing great and I don’t think anything he did helped. Inflation was really bad.

          I’m sure he did good things, but I think that’s what he’s remembered for - that and the whole Iran hostage crisis thing.

        • andyburke
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          For emphasis, it’s a common practice in online text communication.

          • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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            My university English professor would literally shit herself to see that.

            • billwashere
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              Does she have IBS otherwise that would be a stupid reason to shit yourself.

              • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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                She has IBS so she shit herself a couple times throughout the year.

            • @HeyThisIsntTheYMCA
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              I’d think at university you’d learn the difference between formal and informal communication, but I’ve learned a lot about the quality of the education system after teaching a few years.

              • SatansMaggotyCumFart
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                Capitalizing words like that makes it look like you write YouTube video titles.

                It isn’t informal communication it’s a travesty.

                • @HeyThisIsntTheYMCA
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                  47 days ago

                  and what the hell’s with that capital T in the middle of youTube?

                • @[email protected]
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                  It’s also been used for hundreds of years, it’s not a post-internet concept.

                  It might be a youtube title, or it might be quoted Greek or Latin text. Or various other uses in between.