Jimmy Carter’s presidency didn’t go well. Some of us are even old enough to remember that. Others of us just realize that history didn’t start when Obama ascended to his golden throne and told the oceans to stop rising.
Gas lines, anyone? Remember that? Unemployment? The sorry state of the States after Carter’s first failed four years is the REASON Ronald Reagan gave that Morning in America speech. It’s the REASON it worked. (Also Carter’s terrible term was the reason for his OWN famous “Malaise” speech.)
Today, following the SHOCKINGLY bad jobs report, Donald Trump Jr. referenced that in what was frankly a very clever tweet.
Biden isn’t the next FDR he’s the next Jimmy Carter.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 7, 2021
The libs, of course, had a million cows about it. Which by the way isn’t great for the environment I hear.
Well in fact they got SO upset it caused a trending topic. And not just any old regular trending topic, but the kind with one of those little “curated” pages and a Twitter written description.
Y’all America is suffering from a pandemic alright. A pandemic of absolutely total and asinine stupidity.
I was just about to tweet this.
Carter was a shit president. Nobel Prizes don’t change that. Nor does his charity work.
As president, Carter was a disaster. https://t.co/zfVOFWs4Fo
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 7, 2021
Twitter either making its pro-Dem propaganda even less subtle or too stupid to know facts of absolutely abysmal economic situation of country during Carter’s presidency. Tip for the young reporters: those real-life econ woes caused major probs for your favored political party! pic.twitter.com/eGnFIHEXXd
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 7, 2021
Even Nevertrump’s got in on the dunking.
Twitter’s editorial voice is basically late Soviet if Pravda were run by concern trolls: pic.twitter.com/KHVzFQdoyE
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) May 7, 2021
Ffs Twitter. pic.twitter.com/uebqerJkRN
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) May 7, 2021
We just don’t do facts anymore in America do we?
Jimmy Carter is a nice man but he wasn’t a good President. Clearly that’s what Don Jr. was talking about. Anyone remember the Misery Index? Carter used it against Ford in 1976 but did nothing to reduce America’s misery. Then Reagan used it against Carter in 1980, and fixed it. pic.twitter.com/LbxeOXE1Dr
— Buzz Brockway (@buzzbrockway) May 7, 2021
So, so many out there weren’t even alive in the 70s and truly don’t understand how bad Jimmy Carter was as a President. pic.twitter.com/wAOOXnjo3g
— Bentley Greg (@Bentos03) May 7, 2021
It gets harder every day to imagine how we get through the next four years. Or the next year even.
Of course if Parler were working properly, and parleys were embeddable, that would probably help. DON’T YOU THINK??