It’s extremely telling, in our view, when the man formerly known as The Worst President in United States History takes a swipe at the man that now has solidified himself as the most inept. Yes, former President Jimmy Carter sallied forth last week to tell Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute, that, in his opinion, President Barack Obama has failed on the world stage. Gee, really? “On the world stage, I think (Obama’s successes have) been minimal,” Carter said. “I think he’s done some good things domestically like the health program and so forth, but on the world stage, just to be as objective about it as I can, I can’t think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than we did when he took over. … If you look at Russia, if you look at England, if you look at China, if you look at Egypt and so forth – I’m not saying it’s his fault – but we have not improved our relationship with individual countries, and I would say that the United States’ influence and prestige and respect in the world is probably lower now than it was six or seven years ago.” Gee, really? Don’t be concerned that Carter has regained his footing, though, because he also said Secretary of State John Kerry is one of the best ever in that post. “I think John Kerry has been a very courageous and innovative and dynamic secretary of state,” Carter said. And we think the Easter Bunny is a swell dude, too. As we’ve stated here time and again, one simply cannot fabricate this stuff. It’s great theatre, though.
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The Fourth of July has been celebrated in grand fashion, and as we have reminded you previously, a huge round of applause needs to go out to all the volunteers. Their efforts began long before everything went Red, White and Boom! We commend them for their selfless involvement.