Speaking of Carterizing…

As if to help bolster my post from earlier today, I just received an e-mail:

ForAmerica (www.ForAmerica.org) and our over 3 million members would like to invite you to check out our newest video “Carter 2.0“.  With a Facebook talk about number of over 1.7 million people, this video is sure to be the next viral video of this election cycle.  If you have any questions about the video, ForAmerica, or for our Chairman Brent Bozell please do not hesitate to contact me.

The video is at the link.

Obama mentioned FDR and so did Carter!

Obama said the election is a choice and so did Carter!

Obama said he had sympathy for people out of work and so did Carter!

Of course, one guesses a lot of Democrats have cited FDR and that all candidates state that a given election is a choice.  I likewise figure that all candidates express sympathy for the jobless during times of economic difficulty.

More significantly:  is any of the above shocking, surprising, or even mildly gotchesque.  Watch the video at the site and let me know.

Really, someone isn’t getting their money’s worth here.

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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Watch the video at the site and let me know.

    Nah…. I’ll pass.

  2. Ron Beasley says:

    If anyone is looking like Carter it’s Romney although that’s an insult to Carter.

  3. Lynda says:

    Regardless of your opinion of Obama, I don’t think anyone could say that Romney is Reagan 2.0 with a straight face.

  4. Jackie says:

    I thought this was a fairly standard campaign ad in support of Obama except for the slightly ominous music. I don’t get the part where it’s supposed to be negative.

  5. Just Me says:

    AT this point I don’t particularly care what Romney is saying because I am not impressed with what Obama is doing.

    The story here shouldn’t be whether Romney made a gaffe, it should be that an American Ambassador is dead along with 3 others, and Obama thought it more important to head off to Nevada for a fundraiser. He also apparently doesn’t want to meet with the Israeli prime minister because he has to appear on Letterman, when right now Israel is probably one of the few countries in the middle east where protestors aren’t burning our flag or attacking our embassy.

    Obama has little impressed me and he is the man with the job not Romney.

    I do wonder why in the world Obama didn’t at least think to beef up security on 9-11’s anniversary. That is pretty easy to do, and while it may not have helped in Libya (given the weapons used and number of attackers) but the media focus has apparently been on excusing Obama’s leadership and attacking Romney.

    I am sick of the butt kissing media. I don’t care if they hold Romney to the fire, but I think it is about time they started to hold the man’s feet to the fire who is actually the president.

  6. john personna says:

    @Just Me:

    Insufficient connection to reality.

  7. Rick Almeida says:

    @Just Me:

    The story here shouldn’t be whether Romney made a gaffe, it should be that an American Ambassador is dead along with 3 others, and Obama thought it more important to head off to Nevada for a fundraiser.

    What should he have done instead?

  8. john personna says:

    @Rick Almeida:

    He didn’t just go to a fundraiser either. He called world leaders. He called families. He went to the return ceremony. He warned Egypt in Telemundo. On and on.

  9. bill says:

    reminds me of a favorite yogi berraism- “it’s like deja vu, all over again”!

  10. bill says:

    @Just Me: could have thrown in how obama just calls up 60 minutes when he needs another fluff job!

  11. Ed in NJ says:

    Republicans have been trying to make Obama out to be Jimmy Carter all over again for 4 years. Democratic blogs have tagged posts with Black Jimmy Carter to mock these attempts since 2009.

  12. jukeboxgrad says:

    our Chairman Brent Bozell

    How odd that he would be found doing something so misleading, since he is a proven liar. He said this:

    Ken Lay spent 13 nights, I believe, in Bill Clinton’s Lincoln bedroom.

    Proof that this is a lie is here. More proof can be found via here.

  13. Jib says:

    Why? Who thinks comparing a president to Carter has any power any more? It has been over 30 years. Oh well, it is their money to waste.

    Today’s Carter is George W Bush. In the real world today, Dems paint repubs as another Bush and repubs have to work hard to prove they are not another Bush. I know repubs are nostalgic for by-gone days where the default dem prez was Carter and the default repub prez was Reagan. But those days are long gone. Today the default dem prez in peoples minds is Clinton and the default repub prez is W. Repubs need to understand this and get with the program if they want to see the inside of the WH any time soon.

  14. An Interested Party says:

    I am sick of the butt kissing media.

    Yes, but obviously you aren’t sick of conservative victimhood…