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Jimmy Carter and the Carter Family Appreciation Thread (Original Post) otherone Sep 2012 OP
First in! TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #1
I met him during his first campaign. trof Sep 2012 #2
Wouldn't it be nice to have a president who wants peace!!!! onecent Sep 2012 #3
Me, too! I'm gonna eat some peanuts today! 6502 Sep 2012 #39
One of the quietly great ones The Blue Flower Sep 2012 #4
I'd love to shake this man's hand, congratulate him on his awesome grandson, kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #5
ABSOLUTELY! nt Raine Sep 2012 #6
... xchrom Sep 2012 #7
Your grandson done you proud, Mr. President. DinahMoeHum Sep 2012 #8
James IV did very well. kentuck Sep 2012 #9
You would have gone down as one of our best presidents, Sir,... fadedrose Sep 2012 #10
thanks for the reply my friend otherone Sep 2012 #22
K&R BumRushDaShow Sep 2012 #11
He'll be 88 on October 1st malaise Sep 2012 #12
Jimmy Carter stands apart from the crowd... Scuba Sep 2012 #13
I always found that photo sad malaise Sep 2012 #14
I always liked it, but then I imagine a bit of captioning.... Scuba Sep 2012 #15
I love it. Jimmy Carter is above them all. One of our great presidents, especially JDPriestly Sep 2012 #28
You know I'm a Carter fan malaise Sep 2012 #32
"Southern men don't stand that close to each other." otherone Apr 2014 #159
LOL at finding this thread from 2012 malaise Apr 2014 #160
peace and low stress otherone Apr 2014 #161
This picture tells a story, doesn't it. TfG Sep 2012 #124
Definition of a honorable Man ruffburr Sep 2012 #16
We needed an honorable man after Watergate... kentuck Sep 2012 #18
Why wasn't he invited to the national convention? kentuck Sep 2012 #101
He addressed the convention via video. hifiguy Sep 2012 #107
! porphyrian Sep 2012 #17
To witness how this country treats this Gentleman says so much about us. Saboburns Sep 2012 #19
Absolutely. Look at OUR presidents (I mean the Ds). After their terms end, they go out to calimary Sep 2012 #130
good point about the Democratic presidents renate Sep 2012 #153
absolutely, what you said! stuntcat Sep 2012 #152
One of his greatest triumphs: Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #20
I take my hat off to you, sir. hifiguy Sep 2012 #21
A fine president and one of the best human beings ever. nolabear Sep 2012 #23
An honorable man who raised honorable kids meow2u3 Sep 2012 #24
His wife was a very nice first lady too goclark Sep 2012 #35
A great and honorable man. Paka Sep 2012 #25
1980 Debate chuckstevens Sep 2012 #26
!! Jack Rabbit Sep 2012 #27
Jimmy your grandson doesn't fall far from the tree. Historic NY Sep 2012 #29
another Hudson Valley DU'er! otherone Sep 2012 #56
President Carter was the John Adams of his time- a very principled man in and out of office. craigmatic Sep 2012 #30
Your avatar, under the circumstances, is interesting oberliner Sep 2012 #37
I can still like both. Teddy had all the progressive legislation behind him craigmatic Sep 2012 #141
Absolutely oberliner Sep 2012 #142
Yes that's true but I never could wrap my head around their feud. craigmatic Sep 2012 #143
Toasted! Thank you, Pres. Carter, for your tireless work to benefit all mankind. n/t Beartracks Sep 2012 #31
Jimmie Carter nineteen50 Sep 2012 #33
whoop there it is! otherone Sep 2012 #48
Raise a glass for the man who facilitated micro-breweries malaise Sep 2012 #34
Respect Marje Sep 2012 #36
Bout Time! Cha Sep 2012 #38
This country owes him an apology. L0oniX Sep 2012 #40
JIMMY!!!! roamer65 Sep 2012 #41
Merci, Merci, Merci! Window Sep 2012 #42
I think the GOP better get used to the new left fascisthunter Sep 2012 #43
A good man Laurajr Sep 2012 #44
My second most favorite President nt nanabugg Sep 2012 #45
Thanks Pres.Carter for all you did for solar energy promotion among many FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #46
Thanks, Jimmy. WinstonSmith4740 Sep 2012 #47
Always loved him! joanbarnes Sep 2012 #49
Cheers locks Sep 2012 #50
Always been an admirer of Carter Brainstormy Sep 2012 #51
Naval officer, governor, president, and a man who practices what he preaches. Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #52
And he still has a beautiful smile. longship Sep 2012 #53
he was way ahead of his time.. rsweets Sep 2012 #54
I have always felt that he is a man to be emulated. Not Me Sep 2012 #55
Here's to a good man KT2000 Sep 2012 #57
a man who will be known as the voice of those can not be heard..... madrchsod Sep 2012 #58
Cheers to a great man rainy Sep 2012 #59
Thank you President Carter. moobu2 Sep 2012 #60
Thank you so much for thing of this sasha031 Sep 2012 #61
i cried my eyes out... tavernier Sep 2012 #62
welcome back to DU otherone Sep 2012 #66
Thank you so much! tavernier Sep 2012 #72
my pleasure otherone Sep 2012 #74
Blessed are the peacemakers Glitterati Sep 2012 #73
Glad you came back to the fold! FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #83
Carter an honorable man and a statesman burrowowl Sep 2012 #63
Have you see the picture of the Miss me Yet bill board? DisabledAmerican Sep 2012 #64
welcome to du my friend otherone Sep 2012 #65
link hope DisabledAmerican Sep 2012 #89
He got my first vote and the 106th rec Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy . . . human rights, forever! leveymg Sep 2012 #67
Love him and my great dem parents voted for him twice. nt RiffRandell Sep 2012 #68
K and R for Pigboy and his dittoheads to read Kingofalldems Sep 2012 #69
Love this man! nt morningglory Sep 2012 #70
I salute you Mr. President and your wonderful Family. Liberalynn Sep 2012 #71
I have the greatest respect for the Carter family Generic Brad Sep 2012 #75
Favorite prez of my lifetime. EmeraldCityGrl Sep 2012 #76
same here otherone Sep 2012 #77
My favorite Borchkins Sep 2012 #78
what an honor otherone Sep 2012 #81
Probably the finest human being to ever hold the office. Vidar Sep 2012 #79
+1 Auggie Sep 2012 #138
No doubt a great man BootinUp Sep 2012 #80
If I could pick one person to have dinner with, it would be Jimmy Carter. Zen Democrat Sep 2012 #82
Bless Pres Jimmy Carter. nm rhett o rick Sep 2012 #84
thanks for checking in otherone Sep 2012 #96
Jimmy Carter is the reason I became a Democrat.... Tnliberallee Sep 2012 #85
I met him in 1976 Frosty1 Sep 2012 #86
Here's to a Great Man! Aristus Sep 2012 #87
Great Job Jimmy the grand son ! SayitAintSo Sep 2012 #88
K&R for a great man who remains one of our greatest national assets! Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #90
thanks for the pic otherone Sep 2012 #149
President Carter was right about SO MANY things, shame we didn't listen. Care Acutely Sep 2012 #91
Partied joyfully after his election in 1976 (at a big bash Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 #92
Cheers! k&r n/t Laelth Sep 2012 #93
K&R ArnoldLayne Sep 2012 #94
President has been one of my favs for years..... Harriety Sep 2012 #95
He didn't start any stupid, unnecessary wars... Winner!!! PBass Sep 2012 #97
My grandmother always had good things to say about this man. He's lived up to all she said. johnlucas Sep 2012 #98
Thank you President Carter and the Carter family. I'm so proud of you! NBachers Sep 2012 #99
I saw him speak not that long ago. NCTraveler Sep 2012 #100
His birthday (and mine) is October 1 12AngryBorneoWildmen Sep 2012 #102
Thank you for President and Mrs. Carter for their awesome grandson... Frustratedlady Sep 2012 #103
Thank you so much! ann--- Sep 2012 #104
Love, love Jimmy Carter and his whole family sonias Sep 2012 #105
Wise, generous, good-hearted & HONEST marions ghost Sep 2012 #106
i've said it before and i'll say it again: barbtries Sep 2012 #108
A great humanitarian, defacto7 Sep 2012 #109
Agreed - and ahead of his time. rurallib Sep 2012 #110
My father's political hero, and one of mine as well. (See my avatar). Tommy_Carcetti Sep 2012 #111
Who would you invite to dinner? Smilo Sep 2012 #112
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Sep 2012 #113
... Hugin Sep 2012 #114
A toast to the Carters bevb Sep 2012 #115
Habitat for Humanity lebkuchen Sep 2012 #116
Cheers to you... Rider3 Sep 2012 #117
Great American family jsr Sep 2012 #118
"The 2000 presidential election, If you can call that an election" Rambis Sep 2012 #119
Cheers Jimmy! LiberalLovinLug Sep 2012 #120
rec #201 geardaddy Sep 2012 #121
I salute you President Carter Blue Owl Sep 2012 #122
One heck of a peanut farming President! - K&R!!! DeSwiss Sep 2012 #123
I've always repected POTUS Carter. Arby Sep 2012 #125
cheers! veganlush Sep 2012 #126
My 1st POTUS election, my 1st POTUS loss, my last descent Fed pay raise! benld74 Sep 2012 #127
A good man despite politics - thank you President Carter! polichick Sep 2012 #128
Great man liberal N proud Sep 2012 #129
He is a really great Gentleman! juajen Sep 2012 #131
To the second most Talented Carter family in America!! slampoet Sep 2012 #132
His Son and Grandson are top notch fellows otherone Sep 2012 #133
Thank you Jimmy Carter! nt aaaaaa5a Sep 2012 #134
Thank you oliverrams1 Sep 2012 #135
Count me in. FedUpWithIt All Sep 2012 #136
James Earl Carter! SalmonChantedEvening Sep 2012 #137
yes yes! otherone Sep 2012 #147
Greatest post-presidential career in history Anthony McCarthy Sep 2012 #139
A few weeks ago my husband and I were watching a documentary mountain grammy Sep 2012 #140
I sure wish he had won that election otherone Sep 2012 #146
I believe it was "An American Experience" on PBS mountain grammy Sep 2012 #154
thanks for the reply my friend otherone Sep 2012 #155
perfect lesgensvontgagner Sep 2012 #144
welcome to du otherone Sep 2012 #145
Jimmy, you are the greatest president of my lifetime. twins.fan Sep 2012 #148
I miss the 70s.... ThatsMyBarack Sep 2012 #150
Yay!!! stuntcat Sep 2012 #151
A good man and a great President. Octafish Sep 2012 #156
arise otherone Oct 2012 #157
Can't wait to get his new book otherone Apr 2014 #158

onecent

(6,096 posts)
3. Wouldn't it be nice to have a president who wants peace!!!!
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:36 PM
Sep 2012

I'll eat some peanuts in youor honor Mr. President with my glass of white wine. Cheers!

 

kestrel91316

(51,666 posts)
5. I'd love to shake this man's hand, congratulate him on his awesome grandson,
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:51 PM
Sep 2012

and apologize for voting Republican in 1986 and Libertarian in 1980.

DinahMoeHum

(21,938 posts)
8. Your grandson done you proud, Mr. President.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:41 PM
Sep 2012

Sweet payback for the dissing the other side heaped on you for decades.

kentuck

(111,294 posts)
9. James IV did very well.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:44 PM
Sep 2012

I was living in GA when Jimmy was running for President and was an early supporter. I have always been an admirer of his.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
10. You would have gone down as one of our best presidents, Sir,...
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:44 PM
Sep 2012

if only your own party had given you their FULL support.

Too late to undo the past, but many of us respect you...

You're one of the good guys...

 

Scuba

(53,475 posts)
15. I always liked it, but then I imagine a bit of captioning....
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:05 PM
Sep 2012

Barack: "George, you're boy is dumber than a box of rocks."


Bill: "George, looks like Barack and your dad have found an area of agreement."

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
28. I love it. Jimmy Carter is above them all. One of our great presidents, especially
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:37 PM
Sep 2012

with regard to his prescience about the environment and fossil fuels. A true leader. A man ahead of his time.

TfG

(61 posts)
124. This picture tells a story, doesn't it.
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:30 PM
Sep 2012

Yes, Jimmy Carter does stand out apart from the crowd - or rather the status quo. I think he was truly one of the best presidents that we've had - that I can remember. He had integrity, is kind and honest, which is sorely lacking these days.

Maybe his grandson will run for President one day.

kentuck

(111,294 posts)
18. We needed an honorable man after Watergate...
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:15 PM
Sep 2012

Jimmy Carter was the man America chose. He did a lot of good things besides restoring faith in the American people that not all their politicians were crooks...

Saboburns

(2,807 posts)
19. To witness how this country treats this Gentleman says so much about us.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:16 PM
Sep 2012

Not much of it good, says I.

There's been very, very few people in the history of this planet who've done more good than this fine man. Sadly I see him denigrated by all Republicans and some Democrats. Wisdom, kindness and grace mean so little here.

President Carter is a National Treasure.

Who will never receive his due.

calimary

(82,087 posts)
130. Absolutely. Look at OUR presidents (I mean the Ds). After their terms end, they go out to
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:06 PM
Sep 2012

do good for the world, using their presidential leverage. What did reagan do? Aim straight for the "mashed potato circuit," where he intended to rake in the speaking fees (the first one out of the gate, with the Japanese, paid him two million dollars). He got only that far before his Alzheimers became unavoidable.

I'm delighted with this whole turn of events. I feel like it's Carter's Revenge. Just think of it - the smug self-satisfied poseur who would presume to declare himself the heir of st. ronnie - might actually wind up getting his presidential balloon deflated by Jimmy Carter's grandson.

renate

(13,776 posts)
153. good point about the Democratic presidents
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 08:47 PM
Sep 2012

Although, to be fair, Bush Sr. does a lot of stuff with Clinton, doesn't he? Or did, anyway.

I love thinking of this as Carter's Revenge--although Jimmy is so sweet he would just turn the other cheek. Good thing his grandson didn't let Romney get away with those statements!

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
21. I take my hat off to you, sir.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:26 PM
Sep 2012

Your service to this country as a public figure and as a private citizen has been an inspiration.

Paka

(2,760 posts)
25. A great and honorable man.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:35 PM
Sep 2012

A fine President and an outstanding Senior Citizen. I had the privilege of working on the Carter Center Campaign against Guinea Worm when I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the mid-'90's. He is an American Icon.

 

chuckstevens

(1,201 posts)
26. 1980 Debate
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:36 PM
Sep 2012

Don't forget the Reagan campaign stole President Carter's debate prep notebook. Revenge is so sweet!

 

craigmatic

(4,510 posts)
30. President Carter was the John Adams of his time- a very principled man in and out of office.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:38 PM
Sep 2012

On a personal note, the very first presidential vote my mother cast was for President Carter (we're all from Georgia). Plains is a very nice place to visit.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
37. Your avatar, under the circumstances, is interesting
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:46 PM
Sep 2012

Ted Kennedy - Jimmy Carter, not exactly the best of friends.

 

craigmatic

(4,510 posts)
141. I can still like both. Teddy had all the progressive legislation behind him
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:49 PM
Sep 2012

and President Carter was pro-human rights. I think Carter is very underrated and comes in second only to LBJ in terms of getting things done in congress.

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
142. Absolutely
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:20 PM
Sep 2012

It's just when I think of the two of them, I think of the bitter rivalry and long-standing animosity between them.

 

craigmatic

(4,510 posts)
143. Yes that's true but I never could wrap my head around their feud.
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:58 PM
Sep 2012

To me it seemed like Teddy was upset at Carter for not being liberal enough even though he was pretty much our first green energy president, the last president to ask the American people to sacrifice, and he spoke openly about legalizing pot. I think alot of it was sour grapes on Teddy's part with him not really wanting to be president so much as him not wanting Carter to have the job either. I always wondered why Ted never ran in 1976 or 1984 when the field was more clear for him to win. The run in 1980 just seemed so spiteful to me. Then there was their convention awkwardness and Ted not wanting to shake hands. So I guess you can tell I sided more with Jimmy when it came to the whole situation.

nineteen50

(1,187 posts)
33. Jimmie Carter
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:41 PM
Sep 2012

You had the words to say but very few had the ears to hear now we are right back to that fork in the road only this time we are already at war as you warned.

Cha

(299,514 posts)
38. Bout Time!
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:48 PM
Sep 2012

thanks mittoinette! Your Karma got you busted with James Carter IV's Help..

And, brings Jimmy back into the picture. Eat your heart out.. stupid soundbyte republicons.

Laurajr

(223 posts)
44. A good man
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:01 PM
Sep 2012

So happy he has not faded away but continues to be an inspiration....I hope we see a lot more of his grandson.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,100 posts)
46. Thanks Pres.Carter for all you did for solar energy promotion among many
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:02 PM
Sep 2012

other things. Three Mile Island was a turning point for the US

You must be as proud of your grandson as he clearly is of you!



Brainstormy

(2,385 posts)
51. Always been an admirer of Carter
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:13 PM
Sep 2012

Won't say a "fan" because my appreciation is deeper and more serious. I respect his intellect, integrity, and compassion and the work he's done since leaving office. Would to God we'd listened to him on energy policy. IMO Carter's presidency was followed by a fool's, for which we're all still paying the price.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
52. Naval officer, governor, president, and a man who practices what he preaches.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:14 PM
Sep 2012

He didn't deserve the scorn of those in his own party who felt slighted by his election.

longship

(40,416 posts)
53. And he still has a beautiful smile.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:15 PM
Sep 2012

Tu as beau sourire, mon ami.
Merci beaucoup, Monsier Presidente.


rsweets

(307 posts)
54. he was way ahead of his time..
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:16 PM
Sep 2012

and like so many that were ahead of their time.. ridiculed

He has never given up on people and

continues to work for a better world..

what real christians are supposed to be ...

thank you Mr. Carter

KT2000

(20,661 posts)
57. Here's to a good man
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:23 PM
Sep 2012

who tried to tell us how to plan for the future.

I want to talst his grandson too.

madrchsod

(58,162 posts)
58. a man who will be known as the voice of those can not be heard.....
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:23 PM
Sep 2012

and the giver of tools to those who have none.

rainy

(6,112 posts)
59. Cheers to a great man
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:25 PM
Sep 2012

Another one of ours that the right wing squak machine worked endlessly to destroy

tavernier

(12,530 posts)
62. i cried my eyes out...
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:52 PM
Sep 2012

because I felt that he really cared, beyond all politics.

Blessed are the peacemakers...

My love and deepest respect to you, Mr. President!!

tavernier

(12,530 posts)
72. Thank you so much!
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:30 PM
Sep 2012

Thank you for your kind response. You are the first to welcome me back, and you make me smile.

 

Glitterati

(3,182 posts)
73. Blessed are the peacemakers
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
Sep 2012

Beautifully said!

I have always admired this man. And he reminds me so much of my father.

A deeply loving gentle soul.

FailureToCommunicate

(14,100 posts)
83. Glad you came back to the fold!
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 PM
Sep 2012

Some things have no doubt changed at DU3 since you were here...but hopefully not the important things

 

DisabledAmerican

(452 posts)
64. Have you see the picture of the Miss me Yet bill board?
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:57 PM
Sep 2012

Some group thought it would be funny where I live to put up a bill board that says Miss Me Yet with a picture of Jimmy. I do not remember anything about him, but my Uncle talks highly of him.

otherone

(973 posts)
65. welcome to du my friend
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sep 2012

Lets see if we can dig up the pic on the internets..

Peace and low stress to you and yours.

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
67. He got my first vote and the 106th rec Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy . . . human rights, forever!
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:08 PM
Sep 2012

America was better when Carter was President.

Zen Democrat

(5,901 posts)
82. If I could pick one person to have dinner with, it would be Jimmy Carter.
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:00 PM
Sep 2012

I've been fascinated by him since 1976. One of the best men to ever serve as POTUS.

Frosty1

(1,823 posts)
86. I met him in 1976
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:33 PM
Sep 2012

I believe he was the best President we've ever had since Kennedy... Until Now that is!

 

SayitAintSo

(2,207 posts)
88. Great Job Jimmy the grand son !
Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:37 PM
Sep 2012

You were great on Hardball - did your family proud!

(God don't like ugly, huh? )

 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
92. Partied joyfully after his election in 1976 (at a big bash
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:52 AM
Sep 2012

at the French Radio and Television Headquarters), and would've done so again in 1980, but it didn't work out...

Harriety

(298 posts)
95. President has been one of my favs for years.....
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:26 AM
Sep 2012

I thank him and his grandson for being..... well..... just for being the good people they are. Just think of how far we would have come had we stayed with President Carter's energy policies instead being lead by the next President "Trickle Down" who tore down those solar panels in the White House.

PBass

(1,537 posts)
97. He didn't start any stupid, unnecessary wars... Winner!!!
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:04 AM
Sep 2012

I thought Carter did a great job as president, but he got sandbagged by the Republicans. Turns out that was possibly true in the literal sense... according to conservative historian Kevin Phillips the Bush/Reagan team told the Iranians not to release the hostages until after the election, and if so, the new administration would set them up with some sweet munitions deals.

Also, can you imagine where we would be now, if America had followed through on Carter's alternative energy plans? The entire world would have been buying that technology from us, all along!!!

 

johnlucas

(1,250 posts)
98. My grandmother always had good things to say about this man. He's lived up to all she said.
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:10 AM
Sep 2012

The country would have been so different if Jimmy Carter got a 2nd term.
This man has heart & wisdom.
I wouldn't call him something as low as "a politician".
This is one man I actually would TRUST in a government position.

He is what government is supposed to be.
John Lucas

NBachers

(17,354 posts)
99. Thank you President Carter and the Carter family. I'm so proud of you!
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:21 AM
Sep 2012

My son went to Sophia, Bulgaria when he was 18 to work on a Habitat for Humanity project.

He's now 25 and a college graduate. Last month, I flew to Sophia and watched him marry a woman he met there on his project. I was his Best Man.

They're now in Glasgow, where she's taking post-grad classes. A smart, classy, determined woman.

Thank you, President Carter, for changing the arc of my family's history.

102. His birthday (and mine) is October 1
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:30 AM
Sep 2012

And we share the same first name. And I hate it when ignorant people criticize him with extremely low (and usually wrong) information.

Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)
103. Thank you for President and Mrs. Carter for their awesome grandson...
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:32 AM
Sep 2012

as well as to the person who set up that cell phone/camera.

President Carter was the calming influence during a nasty time in our history. Thank you for your service during your presidency and after retirement.

sonias

(18,063 posts)
105. Love, love Jimmy Carter and his whole family
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:47 AM
Sep 2012

A great man with a great big heart.

President Carter!

Tommy_Carcetti

(43,270 posts)
111. My father's political hero, and one of mine as well. (See my avatar).
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:24 PM
Sep 2012

Truly the most honorable and honest human being to ever hold the office of the Presidency.

Smilo

(1,945 posts)
112. Who would you invite to dinner?
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:43 PM
Sep 2012

I have always said I would invite Jimmy Carter - a very wise old soul.

Rambis

(7,774 posts)
119. "The 2000 presidential election, If you can call that an election"
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:34 PM
Sep 2012

Jimmy Carter April 18, 2007 University of Iowa Iowa City Iowa- I gave him a standing ovation by myself in Carver Hawkeye Arena-

Arby

(60 posts)
125. I've always repected POTUS Carter.
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:34 PM
Sep 2012

His energy policies from the late 70's (if implemented) would have had the USA free from foreign oil and generations ahead of all nations in renewable energy sources and economies... Effing Reagan!

benld74

(9,937 posts)
127. My 1st POTUS election, my 1st POTUS loss, my last descent Fed pay raise!
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:52 PM
Sep 2012

Oh yeah. I turned my thermostat DOWN!!!!!

juajen

(8,515 posts)
131. He is a really great Gentleman!
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:18 PM
Sep 2012

I shook his hand and had a photo made with him at a fundraiser in Nashville, Tennessee when he began his bid for the Presidency. Obama actually reminds me of him. They appear to be your next door neighbor, while Romney is the wicked landlord.

 

Anthony McCarthy

(507 posts)
139. Greatest post-presidential career in history
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:19 PM
Sep 2012

Jimmy Carter's administration was the first one I finally saw that for the media it was always OK if you're a Republican. Contrasting how they treated him and Ronald Reagan it was indisputable and the pattern has just continued.

Jimmy Carter may not be promoted by a media machine in service to oligarchy and he might not have an ignorant claque of people who deify him but he is the greatest ex-president in the history of the country. I hope his grandson has as illustrious a career in journalism. He already has a major scoop to his credit.

mountain grammy

(26,799 posts)
140. A few weeks ago my husband and I were watching a documentary
Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:26 PM
Sep 2012

of the Carter Administration. All the bad stuff was there: the ridiculous interest rates, the gas lines, the Iran hostage crisis, but when they got to the strong, sound, intelligent and humane policies of the administration, we thought those policies could have had a profound positive effect on our country. My husband said sadly "and to think, I voted for Reagan." I said, at least I didn't vote for Reagan, but was a reluctant vote for Carter.

 

twins.fan

(310 posts)
148. Jimmy, you are the greatest president of my lifetime.
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 05:00 PM
Sep 2012

However, recently, I have become a big fan of LBJ because of LBJ's tremendous triumph getting the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act passed.

Jimmy, your efforts on alternative energy were tremendous. I just wish the oil lobby did not have the power to postpone your solution. Your solution will come to pass. It was just unfortunately delayed. You are a great man, Jimmy Carter. The world owes you a lot.

ThatsMyBarack

(7,641 posts)
150. I miss the 70s....
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 07:11 PM
Sep 2012

Back then I was in kindergarten, and my best friend had a GIMME JIMMY bumper sticker on her wall!

He was also president during the BEST years of Sesame Street!

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