October 28th, 2010
08:24 AM ET
12 years ago

Carter: Obama's re-election prospects could improve after November vote

(CNN) - Former President Jimmy Carter predicted that Republicans' obstructionist ways should change and President Obama's re-election prospects could improve after next week's midterm elections.

Speaking Wednesday on HLN's "The Joy Behar Show," Carter said the Republican party has been "completely irresponsible" in the past 18 months by opposing most legislative initiatives backed by Obama and his fellow Democrats.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Adambadadam

    Perhaps the special interest group(s) that is attempting to bring down Obama and has done a good job trying to discredit a saintly Carter should get all the power it wants for the next election. They can have the Senate; they can have the House; and give them the Presidency. THEN, they better have solutions to solve the problems of this country. OHHH, but I can see it now... once they are in power... they will continually say... with its media... "We didn't create this problem... blah blah blah"

    October 28, 2010 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  2. Lib Hunter

    Imam Obozos re-election prospects are going to improve after the Nov bloodbath? Really? According to Jimmy "one term, second worst president in history (Imam Obama is the worst) Carter? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA– Goos Luck with that. Libs are PATHETIC

    October 28, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. stufit

    Carter and Behar together on the same show? What a looney bin. Did Behar call anybody a nasty name like the typical liberal she is and did the second biggest failure as president make another of his dememted statements. The ratings for this one had to have been negative. Two absolutely crazy idiots trying to convince each other they are sane.

    October 28, 2010 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  4. Tired of the nonsense

    The Republican party has been completely irresponsible since the early 90's. It was worse during after 2000.

    October 28, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Jobless claims up again! Obama and the "summer of prosperity" still got it. Hey Jimmy and Joy, love the whiny, weird, thoughts you have. It is better than a cartoon show, but not quite as good as Maury Povich.

    October 28, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  6. Ancient Texan

    Jimmy is out of touch with reality. The loyal oppositition had to stop the insane spending of the party in power and the large majority of the American people was in tune with them. The mid-term elections should prove that point.

    October 28, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  7. Guest

    More proof of republican hypocrisy...

    Republicans always WHINING about government getting too big and getting too involved in citizens personal lives, yet they along with the Christian Fundamentalists inject religion into politics and ban stem cell research, thus preventing scientists to come up with cures for terrible diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS and such, and thus interjecting big government into confidential treatment discussions between doctor and patient.

    October 28, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  8. The Clear-Thinking Independent

    The Republican leadership is giving the President many presents. Mr. Obama can use their word against them in TV & web commercials in 2012 and independent voters will reject the GOPTP`ers.

    The Tea Party is touting a Feb 12, 2009 speech as when they opposed Obama`s "reckless spending". The man hadn`t been in office for even a month and they were already PLOTTING TO OBSTRUCT.

    Use Great-White-Shark Face McConnell`s orders to the Republican caucus in March of the same year "not to agree WITH ANYTHING" the President proposes. Use his words saying his No.1, highest priority was to see Mr. Obama lose instead of focusing on being part of the solution.

    This isa the type of behavior the public wants to change. Hang responsibility for thisvmalfesence around the neck of the GOP, where it belongs.

    October 28, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    If the polls are to be believed the GObP is being rewarded for doing absolutely nothing these past 2 years. If I did the same as a mid-level, or no-level manager at my place of employment I'd be canned unceremoneously. Yet such is the current political climate, and the level of intelligence on currently on display in our country. God help us. I am not, mind you, against replacing do-nothings on BOTH sides of the aisle. I am, however, very much against replacing them with the know-nothing lunatic crop that the GObP currently has on the ballot. It is terrifying to think that this is the BEST the other side has to offer, and that there's even a POSSIBILITY of putting said nutjobs in a position of representative power.
    Did I already say God help us?

    October 28, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. terry, va

    Yes, let's listen to Carter. He is very relevant, NOT! Obummie is one and done. He will challenge Carter as the worst President in 100 years.

    October 28, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  11. jules sand-perkins

    Carter and Obama: two peas in a pod.
    Obama's re-election prospects actually "could" improve tomorrow.
    Also, Democrats could retain control of Congress next Tuesday.
    When you're walking down a country road in Mississippi and hear racing hooves pounding the dirt behind you, it COULD be a herd of zebras.
    But it's horses.

    October 28, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  12. southern cousin

    Smell it? The sweet smell of deperation and fear coming from the Democrat liberal party. And if you need further convincing, check out these two whack jobs.

    October 28, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  13. gt

    the two worest presidents ever.. carter is a old senial fool...those two deserve each other...

    October 28, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  14. Annie, Atlanta

    All pretenses the Republicans may have put up have now been dropped. McConnell said it out loud for all to hear. They want to make Obama a one term president. Of course we already knew that based on their obstructionism. I have to wonder how much further along we would be in our recovery had the GOP not thrown up roadblocks on nearly every piece of legislation, even ones they wrote themselves. It's all been pretty obvious from where I'm sitting. Oh yes, "we loveo America so much we would destroy it just for the chance to be back in power." Lovely.

    October 28, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  15. diridi

    If Obama runs for the office, I shall vote for him for next president...period...I used "Shall". It is a strong word in Law...o.k...I do not care for polls, I care for America, and its progress...period....I don't care for color...lately, America is experiencing color blindness....so shame...in 21st century.....Again, I am telling, obama is the Best President....because he passed Health Care and Fin. Reg. Reform...etc., he needs to pass energy and climate reform, and immigration...
    I advise to Obama...Bring Manufacturing, Strengthen Dollar, it is important, stress on Agreculture, and Cridit....
    education, Term-limits on Congress, and senate, pass Anti-lobby, Anti-earmarks, Anti-derivation....nation is to progress...God bless America and Obama...I vote for Obama...in 2012. I am not black..o.k..

    October 28, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  16. Orlando Patriot

    Political advice from Jimmy Carter? Isn't that what they call an "Oxymoron"? Jimmy Carter I am sure is just thrilled knowing that Barack Hussein Obama has replaced him as the WORST U.S. President EVER!! Obama has done MORE damage to this country in two years than Jimmy Carter did in 4 years.

    I still don't see how you Democrats can STILL support your party? Democrats take control of the House and Senate in 2006 (when the economy was doing great and unemployment less than 5%) and in 4 very short years drive this country (as Obama says) "in the ditch" with unemployment at almost 10% (with no sign of improving), adding 3 TRILLION dollars in debt, and initiating so much uncertainty in the markets (Health Care, tax policy, Financial Reform, etc.) that businesses are simply "waiting" to find out what the $%#@ is going on!! What an incompetent president we have in Obama and the Democrats!! This country will NOT recover until the Republicans can STOP this socialist agenda that the Democrats and Obama have!!

    October 28, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  17. Tony

    The GOP is irresponsible because they oppose even what used to be their own ideas. Both Obama's health care bill and the cap and trade legislation are based on Republican ideas. On health care Obama actually annoyed many of his supporters by seeking a middle ground between what Democrats really wanted (single payer) and what Republicans wanted (status quo). His health care bill is merely a national version of the Massachusetts health care plan, enacted by Romney in 2006. But because of the Tea Party, the Republican Party has moved to the right, so even what used to be Republican ideas are now socialist.

    October 28, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Despite the contempt that some people (including myself to some degree) have for Carter, he is not wrong. He does have a point that the GOP has not be as forth coming with compromise or alternatives. Saying "no" isn't enough for me and shouldn't be for the rest of the country. I would like to see more courtesy and civility amongst law makers in DC and elsewhere.

    October 28, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |