As even many Democrats are willing to admit, former peanut farmer and Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter was a total flop as U.S. President during his single term in office in the late 70’s.
Before Barack Obama entered the White House, President Jimmy Carter was seen as the most left-wing knee-jerk liberal to run our country in recent history. However, a liberal reporter recently got a very big surprise when she asked Carter questions about important topics affecting our country, and got answers very different from the predictable liberal ones she had been expecting.
The New York Times‘ left-wing columnist Maureen Dowd asked former President Carter, for example, about what his response is to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. Carter replied, sensibly, “I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.”
Maureen then moved onto another hot button topic, that of Democrats’ desire to whitewash American history and insult Southern heritage by removing statues of Confederate generals and other leaders from public places. Dowd may have overlooked the fact that Carter is from Georgia, and has a deep connection with the region.
When she asked Jimmy of the statues should be removed from the parks, he answered, “That’s a hard one for me. My great-grandfather was at Gettysburg on the Southern side and his two brothers were with him in the Sumter artillery. One of them was wounded but none of them were killed.” He continued, “I never have looked on the carvings on Stone Mountain or the statues as being racist in their intent. But I can understand African-Americans’ aversion to them, and I sympathize with them. But I don’t have any objection to them being labeled with explanatory labels or that sort of thing.” Are you surprised that Jimmy Carter did not toe the liberal line on these key issues?
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