Originally Posted by Splinemodel
Carter was laughed at here and abroad
, much like Bush II.
No he wasn't. But I guess you never leave home either.
Reagan didn't fit the Washington mold either, and he has what may have been the most successful presidency of the last 60 years. He had the biggest landslide victories, his administration put the nail in the USSR coffin, and they made very important changes to the tax code.
Like all Republicans Reagan talked big
against big government, fed his friends especially those linked with the military-industrial complex and left a huge deficit for the Democrats to clean up. He also secretly undermined Carter by illegally offering the Iranians weapons in exchange for the Tehran hostages, that ultimately were turned against the west.
Hilariously the only ones who believed his schpiel
on the non-existent Star Wars technology were the Soviets who obviously thought the movies were documentaries. This proved their downfall, along with Afghanistan.
The Republicans, along with disastrous deficits, have consistently delivered less annual growth during their terms of office than the Democrats. But given the Hollywood fantasy that Americans have of all becoming the ruling elite sometime real soon, they fall for the idea that they
will get some of the free stuff handed out to the super rich, so they too can spit on the super poor, especially if they are black.
Can you name anything George W. has achieved in his Presidency other than a massive deficit, possibly US bankruptcy, poisonous levels of global warming, most US industry relocated to China, trillions of US$ vanished into Iraq, 100,000s of Iraqis dead, virtually all the Christians in Iraq forced to flee to Syria & Jordan along with 2.5 million other Iraqi refugees, Ossama bin Laden still on the loose, Afghanistan another "mission completed"
, the undying contempt of the whole globe... etc, etc?
Come to think of it G.W. did achieve a lot! He even proved that the constitution means nothing if you just ignore it and repeat the word "Freedom"
endlessly and wave the flag at the US public.