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The 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis was the final nail in the coffin of a very horrible year for America and President Jimmy Carter. With all the bad economic news with the high cost of living due to the energy crisis, high interest rates and inflation, high unemployment. And an administration led by President Jimmy Carter not seeming to be able to adequately respond to any of these issues in an effective way and President Carter’s approval rating taking a beating as a result.
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“Mistakes are your best assets. They hone your skills and develop your creativity. Don’t be afraid to make them, the more the merrier.” From Barry Kibrick Eric Metaxas the right-wing author and radio talk show host, once said when he was talking about one of his books and I’m paraphrasing: “We’re all a bunch a screw […]
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- Angelina Jolie is maybe 22 when George Wallace with Gary Sinise is shot in 1997. And yet she’s already an excellent actress at this point. As well as one of the best looking and most adorable.This is probably John F. Kennedy’s greatest quote because of the meaning of it, that he wanted Americans to be about something other than just themselves. But it also goes to the heart of his liberal democratic philosophy that he wanted America to be a free society for everyone. And not be dependent on government to take care of them.I have to agree with George Washington on this. Our Founding Fathers (our Founding Liberals) wanted to create a country where people would be free to be themselves and think for themselves. Not a country where government forces a certain set of values and beliefs on everyone else.President Jimmy Carter talking to NBC Nightly News anchor John Chancellor in 1979. This was the start of a very rough year for President Carter and the country.Eleanor Roosevelt is damn right here. Liberals believe in in liberty, not collectivism, socialism, or statism. Liberals believe in the defense of liberty. Not expansion of the state.If there is just one major accomplishment that President Jimmy Carter got out of the 2 Democratic Congress’s that he had, it was the Panama Canal Treaty. And he doesn’t get that without the help of Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd and Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker.
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