Obama, Carter, and Hollow Presidencies


Do you remember back in 2008/2009 when it was said that Obama’s presidency would be like Jimmy Carter’s second term?

Dan Balz, WaPo

When President Obama was elected in 2008, his victory signaled a generational change and the prospect of renewal for the Democratic Party. Instead, the opposite has occurred. Over the past six years, the party has been hollowed out.

You may also remember that some of us said that Carter’s second term was a best case scenario.

4 thoughts on “Obama, Carter, and Hollow Presidencies

  1. Sadly, there are greater challenges for this president. Sure, Carter had international problems — some outside his control. This shows what can happen without an American president who believes in American exceptionalism. Our friends know they can’t trust us, our enemies don’t fear us and bad guys — truly evil men — are doing what they want. At least Carter talked about “human rights.” Obama does not even seem to want to support the rights of people to keep their heads.

  2. Waiting for the day when Carter can preside at the opening of the Obama Presidential Library (Johnson Atoll? French Frigate Shoals?) and then gleefully cry, “I’m no longer the worst!”

  3. Which invites the question: how dumb are those who think Hillary a lock for (a) the nomination and (b) to win the general election?

    The only instance of three consecutive terms for a party since the end of WWII was G.H.W.Bush, who essentially represented a third term for the beloved Reagan. Hillary will be running for the third term of Obama – who has not yet begun to alienate the electorate with his nonsense.

    Fat chance!

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