What is this world coming to when an old, retired Democratic President, whose administration is most aptly described as liberally inadequate, is now the bastion of open-minded fairness and common sense?
Yes, what does it say about 2017 now that Jimmy Carter is more “accepting” of pragmatic politicking than about 98% of the Democratic Party’s denizens?
Speaking with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in a piece titled “Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting”, [Jimmy] Carter opined on a number of political topics:
He knocked former President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb Yemen, as well as his refusal to hold more serious discussions with North Korea.
On NFL players protesting racial injustice and bias in law enforcement by kneeling during the national anthem, Carter said players “ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate,” saying he wished players would stand during the anthem.
He said although Trump may be contributing to the souring of America’s image in the world, the declining image of America “precedes Trump.”
Carter was not as bothered by Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and disagreed with his wife about the impact of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, saying “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.”
Carter claimed that the “media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” saying that reporters felt “free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
One word of caution for Mr. Carter. Those on his side of the political aisle are classless runts. They are juvenile crybabies and are living out a prolonged temper tantrum that has no regard for old allegiances.
Poignancy is out the window.