James Earl Carter
He specifically asked the Presidential ballots in 1976 to read “Jimmy Carter”.
Those who voted for him (or planned to) should have known just from that alone how bad of a mistake they would be making. It is difficult to express the depth of the mistake American voters made that November day so long ago.
What is clear now is that virtually nobody is of the opinion that electing him was the best thing they could have done. He has so effectively marginalized and beclowned himself that virtually nobody takes him seriously. Not even the poofy-haired troll dictator in the DPRK.
What Peanuts is essentially saying is that we have the obligation to feed the North Koreans so that he can keep them in slavery. We should do whatever we can do to ensure that Mr. Trolldoll will just keep talking and not shut us out. Why this is important is left unsaid.
To be sure, this is not Peanuts’ only failing. While in office, he managed to relinquish control of the Panama Canal, enable lots on Marxist rebels in Central America, set in motion events that led to the crazies in Iran taking control and causing havoc 35 years later.
He also presided over an economic disaster on the domestic front. High unemployment and high interest rates that led to the creation of the “misery index”, plus the Department of Energy.
Department of Energy – created to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. When it was created, imported oil represented 30% of our usage. Its budget is currently about $24 billion per year. Let’s use a quarter of that for an average for its overall annual budget. $6 billion times 34 years is about $204 billion. What have we gotten for our $204 billion?
Way to go Peanuts.