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Posted: 12/30/2002 1:44:56 PM EST
Anyone explain this to me?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:52:21 PM EST
Reverberations from Watergate. S-I
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:54:01 PM EST
Because he only lusted in his heart. Since he had no brains, that was the only place in which he COULD lust. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:54:24 PM EST
The Republicans nominated Ford instead of Reagan.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:03:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven: The Republicans nominated Ford instead of Reagan.
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That is ABSOLUTELY TRUE! Gerald Ford was Richard Milhouse (I STILL HATE THAT RAT BASTARD) Nixon's going-away present to the USA. Of course Fuck-Up Ford got there because Nixon's FIRST VP, Spiro T. Agnew, got caught with HIS hand in the corrupt politician cookie jar. Gerald Ford's most outstanding qualification was his physical clumsiness, which made Chevy Chase and SNL all millionaires. [Sigh], and then we got James Carter for Prez. You gotta admit, cars and Presidents sucked in the 1970's.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:33:40 PM EST
If Regan had won the nomination, he'd have lost the election. The nation was so disgusted over Watergate and the coverup a Republican couldn't have won the presidency if he were the Archangel Gabriel. Carter won because he was the antithesis of "political" - he was a down-home good 'ole farmboy (or at least that's how his campaign painted him.) My personal opinion is that Carter is a good [i]man[/i], but a lousy president, and a worse representative of our country. He was the "useful idiot available" and the Democratic Party ran him because they knew a [i]Democratic [/i] "politician" would engender as much disgust in the electorate as a Republican one. 1976 would have been a good year for an independent party presidential candidate, but they weren't ready. By 1980 the electorate was completely disgusted with Carter, and Reagan didn't have a thing to worry about.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:40:35 PM EST
That was the only way we could get Billy Beer.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:54:36 PM EST
My personal opinion [b] used to be[/b] that Carter was a good man, but a lousy president, now since he has slammed Bush, and sided with other countries against our present Commander and Chief, I just think he is a dirt bag. Yep, a big old dirt bag. Rancid Lance
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:02:59 PM EST
Because in one of the Ford-Carter presidential debates Ford stated, quote, "there is no Soviet domination of eastern Europe". Remember, this was in 1976! Carter, and just about everyone else, stared at him in stunned amazement, wondering if he was senile. Oh yeah, plus that whole Watergate thingy. If the republicans gave out a "party dumbass" award, Ford would have to be in the top 3.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:14:54 PM EST
I voted for Carter in my first election I was able to vote in. I voted for him because I thought Ford was a buffoon. It turns out "Jimmy" and his sad sack family were the buffoons. Anyone here drink that pig swill called "Billy Beer"? After his Iran debacle I switched to the republican party and never went back.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:30:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 4:31:03 PM EST by Who_Me]
It's simple, Jimmy Carter was elected president so that he could fullfill his destiny: Getting bitten by a rabbit while on a fishing trip. No other reason. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:38:03 PM EST
i was in kindergarten at the time and remember voting for carter in the mock election because i thought ford was ugly. jimmy is a very nice, compassionate guy. that's about it. and he proved this by his lack of effectiveness.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:44:14 PM EST
I have found all the above statements to be true but the number 1 reason Carter won was ... THERE WERE TOO MANY STUPID FUCKING IDIOTS WHO VOTED FOR THE FOOL !!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:50:57 PM EST
It wasn't Reagan's time. We really needed him when he took office, at just the right time. Unfortunately, it took 4 years of Carter to do so.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:07:47 PM EST
He was exactly the kind of president that he was Governor of Georgia---totally ineffective. What he had was a very good staff of campaign advisors and political ops. That, combined with the reaction to Watergate and the bad smell emanating from Republicans in general that year got him elected. We'll never know if things would have gone better under Ford---but they couldn't have gone much worse.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:17:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:18:49 PM EST
Vietnam * Richard Nixon * Watergate gave us Gerald Ford People were desperate and TV and the socialist media elite began to prey on weak minded sheep
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:31:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 5:33:43 PM EST by truthsniper]
who gives a hell lets eat. edited to add [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:10:58 PM EST
Didn't Ford pardon Nixon?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:24:38 PM EST
He sure did. That was special.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:36:09 PM EST
Carter was the only Democrat Dad ever voted for. His gripe with Ford was sending back the Russian version of Elian Gonzales.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:59:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Anyone explain this to me?
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Because Gerald Ford was a bumbling idiot. The choice was between one idiot and another idiot, Watergate pushing it to the Democrat Party. The 2000 Presidential election was the same thing except in reverse.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:39:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 7:40:16 PM EST by M4]
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Anyone explain this to me?
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[i]James Earl Carter, Jr., (1924- ), 39th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. In 1976 the Democratic party chose Jimmy Carter as its nominee for president, and the American people elected him to that office over the incumbent president, Gerald FORD, bringing to a climax the most meteoric rise in modern U. S. politics. In choosing Jimmy Carter (he preferred to use Jimmy rather than James Earl), the voters gained a president about whom they knew little, and one who prided himself on being relatively unknown outside his home state of Georgia. He had never been a national candidate and had no significant experience on the national scene or any close ties to Washington. Furthermore, as a candidate from the Deep South, he was distrusted by many in the NEW DEAL coalition that had dominated the DEMOCRATIC PARTY since 1932. At the time of his ELECTION, Carter was something of an enigma to the American people. By the time he was nominated to run for a second term, that enigmatic quality remained and was an underlying issue in the election of 1980. [/i] This further blurs any logical explanation. An "enigma"? Yeah, lets plop a liberal "enigma" in to the most powerful position on the planet. Nice move America.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:43:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 11:30:15 PM EST by 1GUNRUNNER]
Originally Posted By Rancid: My personal opinion [b] used to be[/b] that Carter was a good man, but a lousy president, now since he has slammed Bush, and sided with other countries against our present Commander and Chief, I just think he is a dirt bag. Yep, a big old dirt bag. Rancid Lance
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Ed Zachary
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 10:27:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Anyone explain this to me?
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Union Money [:D] Aviator
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 11:34:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Anyone explain this to me?
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Union Money [:D] Aviator
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[i]sigh[/i] So this is just how sad this is whole thing is. I am scanning 'My Active Topics' and I see this thread and see you are the latest post... I immediately before opening the thread knew "exactly" and I mean those two words, what it would be. Sadly I didn't think about your trolling ass before I posted it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 11:59:33 PM EST
[:K]
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:07:17 AM EST
Carter got elected because no one (except maybe the people in Georgia) knew what an idiot he was. Everyone knew what Ford was (pure political hack) and the country was sick of Washington politics. You had two choices; well three, if you include not voting.
Jimmy Carter was elected president so that he could fullfill his destiny: Getting bitten by a rabbit while on a fishing trip.
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I had forgotten about the attack by the amphibious rabbit; and the Billy Beer. That crap is funnier now than it was at the time. The failed hostage rescue attempt wasn't funny.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:27:11 AM EST
No way in hell could anyone with a sense of right and wrong vote for the man who pardoned Nixon.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:40:19 AM EST
Ole Jimmy almost lost out on the nomination, At a speech or TV appearance a few weeks before the convention he made a refrence to either 'racially pure neighborhoods' or 'pure neighborhoods ' while speaking on integration, affirmitive action etc in true democrtic form (republicans resign--dem's dont) he aplogized and all was forgiven. "It's long forgotten now, but in 1976 Jimmy Carter committed a terrible gaffe that almost cost him the Democratic nomination. He said that he was in favor of allowing white communities to "maintain their ethnic purity," and that the government shouldn't be in the business of injecting minorities into historically "pure" neighborhoods. Carter defended the comment for two days, saying he supported anti-discrimination laws but opposed "the intrusion of alien groups" or "black intrusion" into, say, Czech or Polish or Italian neighborhoods. It took public denunciations from Carter allies like Congressman Andrew Young and then-National Urban League President Vernon Jordan (later Monica Lewinsky's invaluable mentor, you'll recall), to get Carter to apologize for the statement" As we all know he did aplogize and went on to not only get the nomination and become president of the US.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 4:00:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2002 4:02:50 AM EST by raven]
Robert Byrd got away with describing welfare receiving, crime-committing Caucasians as "white niggers" in 2001. He was also a member of the KKK. And yet Trent Lott gets thrown out on his ear after commending a former Democrat for his political platform construed as racist. It's obvious which politician has the more extreme and questionable views on race, but the Democrat gets a free pass and all is forgiving and excused.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 4:24:37 PM EST
The Democrats have enjoyed a free ride from the Liberal Media for 50+ years now. The media is working with the DNC to influence the American "SHEEPLE" into their way of thinking as to gain and keep power over the American public. Think I'm kidding, check it out for yourselves! It is a real conspiracy by the Democommie to rule the nation. They don't like the Republicans in power as it makes the population see the truth. And for each "truth " the people see ,the more they will question the Democommies. [usa]
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:30:50 PM EST
Ford fell down too much.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:59:17 PM EST
If I remember correctly many of my conservative friends voted for the moron because they thought he was a conservative at heart. They didn't know what he was really like. Most, if not all, of the conservatives that voted for him jumped ship after four years and that is one of the reasons Ronnie won with a landslide. We have a life long friend who is Rosalind Carter's cousin. She warned everyone that the family was crazy. This was the election that my wife broke ranks with the teachers union. The union strongly supported Carter. My wife didn't want any of her union dues going to Carter. She told the union to shove it, she wasn't going to play anymore. She quit never to join again. Thank God we lived in Florida at the time which was a Right-to-Work state.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:01:16 PM EST
Didn't Carter declare all the Vietnam MIAs dead so that their families could collect death benefits? Also, wasn't he the pres. that pardoned all the draft dodgers that went to Canada?
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:38:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:50:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Anyone explain this to me?
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Union Money [:D] Aviator
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[i]sigh[/i] So this is just how sad this is whole thing is. I am scanning 'My Active Topics' and I see this thread and see you are the latest post... I immediately before opening the thread knew "exactly" and I mean those two words, what it would be. Sadly I didn't think about your trolling ass before I posted it.
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Whoa, whoa, whoa, WTF? If Aviator is a troll, you, Sir, should seriously reconsider your position of authority as a Staff Member. I CANNOT be the only one who is of this opinion. But hell, maybe I'm just not part of the "in" crowd. TIFWIW
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