Carter Blames Jews for Lack of Contact with Obama


Jeremiah Wright and Farrakhan had that same explanation for why Obama wasn’t talking to them. It’s interesting to see the kind of intellectual company that Jimmy Carter has ended up in.

I wonder how Obama will explain why no one is talking to him after he leaves office.

 When asked on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday by Andrea Mitchell why it was that Barack Obama never called upon him for advice, he made it clear that the Jewish state was the reason he has been treated like a pariah:

“I—that’s a hard question– for me to answer—you know, with complete candor. I think the problem was that– that in dealing with the issue of peace in– between Israel and Egypt– the Carter Center has taken a very strong and public position of equal treatment between the Palestinians and the Israelis. And I think this was a sensitive area in which the president didn’t want to be involved.”

Lest anyone think this was a slip of the tongue, he repeated the assertion in more stark terms this morning during a fawning interview with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on the same network’s Morning Joe program:

“I think that sometimes an incumbent president doesn’t want to be very friendly with me because it might looked upon as more friendly toward the Palestinians instead of the Israelis. So we try to be balanced. That’s the only issue that separates me from Obama anyway. And I was very proud of him when he made a speech in Cairo and said no more settlements when he said the 67 borders would prevail except for minor modifications. Those things are very compatible with what I believe.”

It doesn’t occur to Carter that maybe the reason that Obama avoids him is that there’s no political percentage in it. Carter was an embarrassment on foreign policy and has only become more so over the years with his pandering to dictators, but more significantly he was a disaster on domestic policy and is associated with economic malaise.

Enough people were accusing Obama of being Carter II that he didn’t especially want to reinforce that image.

But it’s always easier to blame the Jews.

  • Carlos_Perera

    The Democratic Party has become the anti-Semitic party. Who’d ‘a thunk it?

  • DogmaelJones1

    ” It’s interesting to see the kind of intellectual company that Jimmy Carter has ended up in.” That opener made me laugh. Has Jimmy Carter EVER had any kind of intellectual company? Except for Bill Clinton, good ole boys may read “intellectual stuff,” but they don’t usually attract intellectuals, unless pressed to by the Dems or the Secret Service. Carter just isn’t that kind of “magnet.”

  • Ban Liberals

    Only Obama is lower than Carter.

  • Habbgun

    The US government is a safer place for the Moslem Brotherhood than the middle east and Carter thinks Obama is afraid to talk to him? Maybe its because Carter is an old fart that Obama doesn’t need and doesn’t care to know. Carter didn’t get thrown under the bus. Carter is simply too senile to realize the bus got rerouted.

  • Ken Zevo

    “I think the problem was that– that in dealing with the issue of peace in– between Israel and Egypt– the Carter Center has taken a very strong and public position of equal treatment between the Palestinians and the Israelis.”

    I honestly can’t recall a single time in the past 20 years that Jimmy Carter ever condemned the Palestinians for launching rockets at the time that the launches happened, instead of waiting until after the Israelis retaliated to raise his voice in protest … and, even then, he condemned the Israelis first & foremost, and with considerably more intensity, only mentioning Palestinian incitement afterwards & almost as a footnote (rather than correctly identifying unprovoked and indiscriminate Palestinian rocket attacks as the “cause” half of the phrase “cause & effect”.)

    If anyone can provide a link proving me wrong, I would genuinely like them to post it here, in a reply, because I simply can’t remember any case of such honesty by Jimmy Carter ever happening. I would like to be wrong … because I find it personally disappointing that a former U.S. president could be so biased, so consistently … but I don’t think I am.

    If I am wrong, I want to be the first to know.

    • Gee

      The only condemnation he has ever issued is when we defend ourselves

  • sydchaden

    Carter is, after all, a religious man. And so, he is deferential to those who practice their religions, even if they may differ from his. For example, Carter, apparently respects the Islamic doctrine of “death to infidels”. He has never mentioned it, but, as President, he surely became aware of its significance. It is, after all, religious, and, more to the point, it isn’t Jewish, which satisfies a critical Carter criterion. Of course, the Fatwas of the leading Islamic clerics make it clear that death to infidels” means “death to non-believers in Islam”, and that includes Christians, as well as Jews, but that is far too complicated for Carter to grasp.

  • wileyvet

    Ole Jimma’s attitude wouldn’t have anything to do with his Carter Center being heavily funded by Saudis would it? The man’s brain has shrunk to the size of a goober pea. Just bugger off you old fart!


    Why would Obama want advice from the WORST US PRESIDENT E-V-E-R – JIMMY THE DHIMMI CARTER?

  • jansuzanne

    Carter has always been an antisemite and his comments still reflect his blaming Jews for his incompetence…

  • Andy_Lewis

    Maybe it’s his breath.

  • Larry Larkin

    Maybe the obamessiah avoids the peanut farmer because the peanut farmer has about as much sensible advice as his peanuts.

  • Guest

    Why doesn’t Jimmy Carter die already?

  • herb benty

    Dear Mr. Carter, when the Lord separates the sheep from the goats, from your own words over the years- you are a goat. Your Christianity is fake because of your EU-style anti-semitism. Wake up jimbo while you still have a brain cell still functioning.

  • truebearing

    Do morons like Carter ever read their own comments? The abject stupidity of this stuff is on a par with “the dog ate my homework.” How many times can the Carters of history blame the jews and get by with it? It is incomprehensible that this idiocy hasn’t long ago been laughed out of existence.

  • rjschwarz

    It is helpful when anti-semites self-identify.

  • Ken Kelso

    Has Arab Oil Money Bought Jimmy Carter?

    Ex-President for Sale: Carter’s Arab Oil Money
    Alan Dershowitz
    January 15, 2007

  • Ken Kelso

    Carter is an Assad apologist.
    Just like in the 80s after Assad Sr killed 20,000 of his own people in 82, Carter was an apologist of Assad Sr. Now we find out, he’s also an apologist of Assad Jr
    Its not looking to good for Carter with Assad murdering 70,000 of his own people to maintain the 42 year old Assad dictatorship in Syria.
    Assad’s Emails Hacked: Jimmy Carter Embraced Syria Regime before Obama [incl. David Lesch]
    Gianluca Mezzofiore
    February 9, 2012

    Jimmy Carter called Hafez Assad “a close personal friend” soon after 1982 Hama massacre
    April 9, 2013
    In February, 1982, Syria’s president Hafez al-Assad murdered between 30-40,000 people in the city of Hama.

    A year later, in March 1983, Jimmy Carter referred to the mass murderer as “a close personal friend” who he has a “special relationship” with. He expressed the hope that if Assad would come to the negotiating table, he could be on the same side as the Egyptians, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Americans in pressuring – Israel.

    All of this was recorded in New York Magazine, June 6, 1983, and verified by Carter’s friend and advisor, Kenneth Stein, who would later famously break with Carter over the lies he wrote in his 2006 book.

  • Ken Kelso
    March 09, 2007
    Jimmy Carter quotes fake Mandela latter to prove Israeli “apartheid”

    IS ISRAEL an apartheid state? Apparently Nelson Mandela thinks so. In a recent letter to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Mandela lays out the case against Israel with unusual candour. Mandela’s words are now being quoted all over the world. Last month, former US president Jimmy Carter cited the letter in a speech at Brandeis University. And who’s going to argue with Madiba?

    Unfortunately for Israel’s critics, the letter is a hoax. It is the creation of a man named Arjan El Fassed, who runs an anti-Israel website called The Electronic Intifada. El-Fassad has admitted that he made the whole thing up, but the Mandela letter has now entered the anti-Israel canon alongside countless other fictions. Yet, much like the Israel-apartheid comparison itself, it is completely spurious.
    Read the whole thing.

    While it appears that Fassed did not push this hoax, it shows volumes about Jimmy Carter’s devotion to truth that he quotes a fake letter that would only exist on anti-Israel websites.

  • Gary Dickson

    Well, if I “blame the Jews”, I won’t have one of them removing my head from my shoulders for insulting them. If I blame the Muslims, I’ll probably be looking at my head lying on the ground.

    I realize that sounds like a good reason for “blaming the Jews”. It sounds like it but it’s not. I really do want a Jew on my side. He knows better how to deal with Muslims and is far more effective at it than I am.

    Second and more importantly, he has the God of Avraham, Ya’akov, and Yitz’chak on his side, which I kinda like.

    Think about how David – a sheep herder – dealt with the original “Palestinians”, i.e., Goliath and his buddies the Philistines.