#rsrh Compare to CARTER? Pshaw.

The Weekly Standard is now officially Fighting Dirty with regard to President Obama:

As Barack Obama sees his ratings descend toward the high 30s, he is increasingly described as the second coming of James Earl Carter Jr., whose presidency, gone but hardly forgotten, lives on in masochists’ minds. The comparison is unkind and not quite on target: This is less Carter II than the lost presidency of Michael Dukakis, which seemed a sure thing at this date 22 years ago, and from which we were saved by the elder George Bush.

…and honestly, Noemie Emery makes her case: my only caveat with it is that at least Michael Dukakis had some executive branch experience to point to before he ran for President.  In other words…

Indeed, the mind reels.

Moe Lane

PS: Full disclosure.  In 1988 I was a Democrat; which means that yea, indeed, I voted for this man.  Leave me to wallow in my shame.


  • BigGator5 says:

    Did you buy the “Rock Us Dukakis” t-shirt?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      NO. But I remember an exceptionally obscene one that played on both candidates’ names in a stupendously vulgar fashion.

      I didn’t buy it. My mom would have kicked my ass for bringing it into the house, it was that filthy.

  • Alana says:

    Moe, you voting for Dukakis is right up there with my father’s admission that he voted for Jimmy Carter. He is equally ashamed to mention this fact, by the way. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that I look at him as though he has committed a capital offense when he tells someone he voted for Jimmy Carter. The least he could do is keep such an awful admission to himself.

  • Finrod says:

    Everyone was young and foolish once.

  • qixlqatl says:

    I don’t think I was ever young and foolish….I was plenty foolish, but I can no longer believe I was ever young 😉

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