What he actually said was that America is no better off today than it was in the late '70s.
But he was saying how wonderful it was then.
Only, I remember it being no-so-great. I was around then. I turned in 1976, before Carter was elected. And I remember his administration through the eyes of someone out of high school, going to college, working jobs, buying groceries, putting gas in the car, and paying taxes. You know, adult things.
I was there in the 1970s. And the late '70s sucked.
So, I find that I actually agree with Jimmy Carter. At least, I agree that, today, America isn't in any better shape than it was in the late 1970s. Because, other than '70s music, the rest of the '70s pretty much sucked. And, even late '70s music had disco, so it kinda sucked at times, too.
Think about this:
- Double-digit unemployment.
- American not respected by the world.
- Fears of running out of oil.
- A complete incompetent in the White House.
- Democrats screwing things up so badly that their majorities in Congress are in jeopardy.
Yes, I am.
But don't get too confident that changes for the better are in store. In the 1980 election, 41% of Americans voted to reelect Jimmy Carter.
See? We've had stupid people voting for a long, long time. We need more smart people voting this year. If you know any, tell them there's an election.
And, whatever you do, do not let the stupid people know about the election. They'll just screw it up. Like they did in 1976. And 2008.