A likely Story: Cook County Dems ‘Forget’ Carter on Mailer

by Warner Todd Huston | January 14, 2010 1:23 pm

The Cook County (Chicago) Democrat Party sent out a direct mail piece early this week that listed all the Democrat presidents that brought “prosperity” to this country. Oh they are all there, FDR, Truman, Kennedy, LBJ, Bill Clinton… uh, wait. Isn’t one of ’em missing?

You guessed it, Jimmah Carter, the worst president in American history, was left off the list of illustrious “prosperity” bringers. Oopsie.

The nitwit that commissioned the flyer, Democrat Party Chairman Joe Berrios, claims that it was the printer that goofed it up and that he had Carter on the original piece before the printer sent it to press.

I submit that Joey is a liar. I’ve worked with printers since 1979 and they do not edit customer’s art work. In fact, printers usually have a fairly extensive proofing process where they attempt to get the customer to sign off on samples before they go to press in order to avoid a dissatisfied customer making them reprint the whole thing for free over a missed item, a garbled format, or even bad color.

No, more likely Joey and his pals realized what a debacle Carter’s presidency was, likely they realized that Carter did not bring “prosperity” to the U.S. during his term in office, and they left him off the piece on purpose. THAT is more likely the truth than any excuse that the printer did it.

But now that I think of it, why is LBJ and FDR on that mailing? Neither of them brought prosperity to the USA. In fact, they both did just the opposite. FDR’s policies made the Great Depression last years longer than it needed to and all LBJ brought is the economy killing Great Society that loaded us with debt and unfunded mandates that set the course for the states to be driven into bankruptcy.

In fact, the about only one on that list that nominally brought any prosperity to the country was Bill Clinton and that was only because he was forced to do it by a Republican controlled Congress. Left to his druthers, Clinton would have been just as bad as the rest of them.

Sorry, but the whole thing is a joke. No Democrat presidents have brought the country prosperity and it is beyond doubt that Berrios himself is the one that cut Carter from the time line.

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