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History repeating itself?

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Libsmasher, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

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    History never actually repeats exactly, but sometimes it comes close - that will be the case if Obama gets in - it would be 1976 all over again.

    Jimmy Carter became the front-runner early on in the election by winning the Iowa caucuses, like obama. Carter was elected with about a 50 electoral vote margin. His administration was during a time of great democrat-caused economic disturbance, just like now. He, like Obama, was a big "triple-A" booster - abortion, appeasement, and "affirmative action". His total lack of qualifications in foreign policy, and particularly his naivete in dealing with foreign leaders (sound like anyone running now?) produced an unremmitting series of disasters. He tried to cope with rising fuel prices with a vast assortment of alternate energy boondoggles, which (obviously) came to nothing. His domestic policies were a mixture of liberalism and failure. During the end of his term, he was suddenly jolted into reality with the soviet invasion of afghanistan. After MANY acts of appeasement, and bad consequences, he changed course, and initiated the Carter Doctrine: that the U.S. would not allow any other outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf (obviously, a position that itself would be rejected by today's appeasers).

    But it was too late - americans had had enough. Carter, who said he was "delighted" to face Reagan in the 1980 election, lost by one of the biggest landslides in american history:

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    Conservatives were disgusted that it took americans four years to find out what they had foolishly signed up for. And the echoes of that time are with us still - Carter and his democrat congress enacted the Community Reinvestment Act that is at the heart of the current credit crisis, and many of his leftwing judges still infect the federal judiciary.
     
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