Saturday, 23. July 2011 21:36
It wasn’t about impending financial doom, or nuclear attack – it was an audio side-by-side of Presidents Carter and Obama. It was political Déjà vu - and we should all be concerned with the similarities.
The Carter Administration ran this country into the ground, but we recovered. The Obama Administration seems hell bent on spending us into oblivion in order to fix a spending problem. The Administrations in-between kept kicking the economic can down the road until here we are. And we keep voting them in…
“WTF” as campaign slogan initials right about now… so incredibly appropriate.
I was a young girl when Jimmy Carter entered the White House. He’s the first President I remember hearing speak as a child. We tied yellow ribbons around trees in my home town during the Iran hostage crisis, and celebrated their release (20 minutes after Reagan’s inaugural address) while taking them down. Memories of my brothers and me, trying to keep ourselves occupied (and out of our parents’ anger zone), waiting in line for hours to get gas, are firmly etched in my mind. We knew our parents were struggling to pay the bills, even resorting to food assistance from our church at times. They were not just on edge… they were angry and scared for our future. [...]