You absolutely, positively have got to love it:
Jimmy Carter wants to see President Barack Obama drop his efforts at bipartisanship during the next two years, and he thinks the president will heed his call.
“In the next two years, President Obama will be much more independent in fighting hard to prevail and not trying to reach out,” the former president said in an interview with CBS News on “Washington Unplugged.” “I think he’ll be a much more tough proponent of what he stands for in the future, giving up on Republicans’ support and taking his case to the American public.”
Meanwhile, Carter will meet with Obama on Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed.
Carter had planned to meet with the White House’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon. Obama then asked Carter if he would stop by for a meeting, Gibbs told reporters on Tuesday.
Gibbs wouldn’t say whether Carter’s visit was related to North Korea.
“That is all I know, and I will try to find more,” Gibbs said before leaving the briefing room.
Er, um – I’d looove for President Obama to take Carter’s advice when it comes to suggesting our celebrity President not be bipartisan the last few years because, frankly, I’m not really onboard with the GOP majority in the House being bipartisan if that bipartisanship equates to watered-down legislation that advances liberal ideas more so that conservative ones. But on the issue of North Korea, if that is what Obama is seeking advice about from Carter, I hope like hell he doesn’t take it – considering Carter’s absolutely dismal record on the issue of North Korea, for which he laughably won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Ya gotta wonder, though, at the logic of asking Carter – a failed one-term Preisdent – for advice on anything, really. Then again, what do you expect from a man who consulted with liberal actor George Clooney on foreign policy matters duing the 2008 general election campaign season? Not only that, but his administration, cabinet, and czars consist of little more than diehard left wing ideologues who will continue to “stay the course” on all fronts both foreign and domestic, in spite of not only the left’s election day shellacking but also in spite of the lack of positive results that have come from their endeavors both stateside and worldwide.
Is it November 2012 yet?