Jimmy Carter Declines Biden “Inauguration” Invite

Former President Jimmy Carter revealed he and his wife will not attend the inauguration of potential President Joe Biden. A spokesman for Carter wife Rosalynn issued a statement describing why the former first family declined the invite: “President and Mrs. Carter will not travel to Washington for the inauguration but have sent their best wishes to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and look forward to a successful administration.” The news follows the Biden camp effectively canceling their own inauguration, as they’ve opted to hold the event, for the most part, virtually. In the event that fraudulent election results stand

To Trump and Clinton: Heed the Lesson Jimmy Carter Never Learned

Yesterday I observed here how the 2016 race reflects American conditions in the late 1970s — also stagnant — and how the political elites are echoing President Jimmy Carter’s feckless reaction in his notorious July 15, 1979 address to the nation in which he said, in part: The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a

The Trump vs. Clinton Election Enters the Realm of Farce

The 2016 presidential campaign confirms what Marx wrote: “all the events and personalities of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice… the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.” Karl, not Groucho, Marx. We enter the realm of farce. It’s the economy, Stupid! We are experiencing a reprise of the political paralysis of the 1970s, stagnation replacing stagflation. Jimmy Carter tackled the malaise in widely noted speech on July 15, 1979. This was later derided as his great MEOW (“Moral Equivalent Of War”): The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. It is a crisis of