by Burt Prelutsky
There was widespread agreement that until Barack Obama came along, Jimmy Carter had a lock on the title of Worst President in American history. However, after he left office, an expensive publicity campaign waged by Habitat for Humanity tried to convince us that he had been magically transformed into a latter-day saint. Amazing what can be accomplished by simply snapping a few photos of a schmuck holding a hammer while standing on a stepladder.
But he’s no more a carpenter than he was a farmer. The man never got his hands dirty doing either. However, that doesn’t mean his hands aren’t filthy. In the 35 years since Ronald Reagan evicted him from the White House, Carter has become a bought-and-paid-for propagandist for Islam.
There’s no question that he’s an anti-Semite, but what is extraordinary is the amount of money he has managed to rake in by turning a despicable state of mind into a fulltime occupation.
I find it hard to believe he was sincere when he wrote a book condemning Israel as a “racist apartheid nation,” as it required him to ignore the fact that Israel is the only nation in the Middle-East that is not only tolerant of other religions, including Islam, but goes so far as to allow Arabs to be elected to its governing body, the Knesset.
No matter what he actually believes, the Arabs and Muslims are extremely appreciative of his efforts. In 2005, alone, Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd contributed $7.6 million to the Carter Center, while his nephew, Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, kicked in another $5 million. And all these years later, Carter continues to receive an annual check from the Saudis.
Carter, who never refused to pick up money lying in the gutter, even accepted $1 million from the bin Laden family.
As far back as 2001, Carter went to Dubai to accept the Zayed International Prize and the $500,000 that went with it. Dubai, by the way, is a country where Jews are not permitted, but, as I mentioned, it was Israel that Carter labeled and libeled “a racist apartheid state.”
Dubai, a virulently anti-Semitic nation, had a book written by a Frenchman translated into Arabic and distributed throughout the Middle East. The book’s major premise was that 9/11 was a scheme hatched and carried out jointly by the CIA and Israel’s Mossad. It is also a country that acts as a magnet for Holocaust deniers, which makes it something of a Mecca for the likes of Jimmy Carter.
You might think that Carter is being over-paid for his services, but ex-presidents don’t come cheap, as borne out by the speaking fees Bill Clinton has racked up over the past 14 years.
While I disagree with Saudi Arabia’s politics, I have to give credit where it’s due. It seems the Saudis are in the midst of erecting a 600 mile long wall along its northern border with Iraq in order to keep ISIS out. When completed, it will have five layers of fencing, complete with watchtowers, night-vision cameras and radar. Gee, why didn’t we think of that?
Obama and his minions continue to insist that no matter the nature of the violence and no matter how loudly the barbarians shout “Allah Akbar!” as they gut and behead Christians and Jews, it has nothing to do with Islam. At the same time, Turkey’s strongman, Recep Erdogan, disagrees. He says: “The term ‘moderate’ used in conjunction with Islam is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
Naturally, Obama takes exception to that statement, just as he denied that those who are killing all the non-believers in Iraq, and who refer to themselves as the Islamic State and their mission as the creation of an Islamic caliphate, have any connection to Islam. But, then, this is the same putz who dismissed the massacre at Fort Hood as “workplace violence.”
If he actually believes the crap he spews, it can only mean that he knows as little about Islam as he knows about Christianity and Judaism. On the other hand, if he’s lying, which, based on his record, seems far likelier, it means that the only religion he cares about is the one that’s out to destroy the rest of us.
That would certainly explain why when a State Department spokeswoman was asked if being a member of ISIS or al Qaeda is reason enough to have one’s U.S. passport revoked, her spine-chilling answer was a resounding “No.”
But the State Department is hardly the worst federal agency, at least not so long as Eric Holder is running the Justice Department. Its latest unconstitutional overreach is something called Operation Choke Hold. Although its stated purpose is to deny banking privileges to escort services, suspected drug dealers and child pornography rings, it has not too surprisingly widened its targets to include legal gun dealers.
My own proposal is a piece of legislation stating that any politician, including the president, the attorney general and any member of Congress, who makes any attempt to nullify the Second Amendment be denied tax-supported armed bodyguards, including the Secret Service. If the rest of us are to be denied guns with which to protect ourselves, I say let the weasels see how they like trying to defend themselves and their families with sticks and stones.
Speaking of those who were born to be ridiculed, someone sent me an email pointing out that if Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, had been killed while serving in the military, the unholy trio of Obama, Holder and Sharpton, wouldn’t even know their names, let alone refer to them as martyrs.
Finally, every time I see or hear the treasonous horse-faced John Kerry on TV, I find myself wishing that he would one day be entered in a stakes race, and after running dead last, be claimed by a glue factory.
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