MSNBC juggled two priorities during its Super Tuesday 2 coverage with the first being continuing to boost and rehabilitate the image of Joe Biden as he stands to be the 2020 Democratic nominee. But the other and, for the focus of purposes here, was continuing to paint the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus as disastrous and rendering Trump the 21st century incarnation of Jimmy Carter and an “underground railroad” for real information about the virus.
While hacks in the liberal media were quick to claim no one on their side was politicizing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC political director Chuck Todd spent a part of Sunday’s Meet the Press musing about how the virus could be President Trump’s version of the Iran Hostage Crisis, where President Jimmy Carter showed such poor leadership the public voted in President Ronald Reagan. Of course, the idea this time was that Trump would get dumped for a Democrat.
It’s another presidential election and CNN is releasing more episodes of its documentary series Race for the White House. The February 23 episode showcased the 1980 Jimmy Carter vs. Ronald Regan battle. The show bizarrely labeled Jimmy Carter a “fiscal conservative” and made sure to highlight Reagan’s “gift-wrapped” gaffes. Narrator Mahershala Ali began with the primaries, telling voters: “As the election approaches, Carter needs his party behind him. Instead, he feels the chill of growing discontent.”
In celebration of Presidents’ Day on Monday, NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show hailed a new documentary that fawned over former President Jimmy Carter’s love of music and declared him to be the “Rock & Roll President.” The hosts eagerly played a clip of the “rockumentary” and proclaimed that it “looks really cool.”
The battle between church and state is as old as church and state, as is the conflict within religious circles over who supposedly speaks for God. The latest dustup occurred after the departing editor of Christianity Today magazine, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial in which he said President Trump is an immoral man and his impeachment by the House is cause for his immediate removal from office.
Apparently there are still some people who care what former President Jimmy Carter thinks about things. These people include MSNBC Live guest host Chris Janisng and MSNBC analyst Rick Stengel. At an event at the Carter Center, Carter went full conspiracy theorist on the 2016 election. "I think the interference, although not yet quantified, I think fully investigated would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered on his behalf," Carter told historian Jon Meacham.
For the last 27 years, Democrats have been trying to win over evangelical Christians who last voted in large numbers for their party's presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Al Gore gave it a go, but misquoted Scripture. In his acceptance speech for the vice-presidential nomination, Gore said, “In the words of the Bible, Do not lose heart. This nation will be renewed.” The verse actually says, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). Paul is speaking of our earthly bodies and the hope that awaits those who believe in Jesus, not the Democratic Party.
Morning Joe glorifies Jimmy Carter on the occasion of his becoming the oldest living former president ever. And Joe Scarborough dismisses Carter's failures as either "beyond his control," or the result of mistakes by the Democratic party that "fell on his shoulders" in the 1980 election.
With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump's presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one's being a good man guarantee he'll be a good president? Third: Does having a good president require a good man? Is there any evidence of Lord Acton's argument that “great men are almost always bad men?”
During the same interview in which she recalled a supposed off-camera conversation with Donald Trump about his efforts to “discredit” the media, at Monday’s Deadline Club Awards Dinner, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl also took Democrats to task for assuming “that reporters are on their side” and always expecting positive press coverage.
Former president and quite liberal Jimmy Carter actually managed to come off more moderate and less anti-Trump than the journalist interviewing him for the New York Times Sunday magazine. Carter was interviewed by Dan Amira, a writer for the Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Comedy Central -- an interesting choice -- about his new book Faith: A Journey for All. Among the liberal questions: "You were the president during the Cold War. Who’s the greater threat: the Soviet Union then, or Russia now?"
CBS This Morning journalists on Tuesday turned to partisan Democrat Jimmy Carter for his opinion on Donald Trump and, not shockingly, it’s pretty negative. Co-host Gayle King fawned over the ex-President, declaring him a “class act.” Co-host Norah O’Donnell made sure to hype his dislike of the current Republican administration. She wondered, “Do you have faith in President Trump?”