By their friends you shall know them.
OK, this is simply blowing my mind. I was over reading on DKOS and I came across this gem where they are throwing non-other than Jimmy Carter under the bus.
I was shocked by many of his comments too, some seemed closer to Trump than to progressives.
DailyKOS: Jeebus. Jimmy Carter - "...the media have been harder on Trump than any other president..."
Yes, Jimmy Carter is thrown under the bus because he dared to say things like this:
When I asked about Trump’s souring our image in the world, Carter defended his successor. “Well, he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump,” he said.
NYT: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting
I'm not terribly surprised that Jimmy Carter isn't following the establishment narrative. In his recent years, he seems to be following no narrative but his own. But suggesting that the problems we see today didn't start with Trump is not JC's biggest sin. No, that honor goes to this gem:
I wondered how the starchy Carter, who put out a White House edict that nobody could fly first class, felt about the louche Trump White House, where conflict of interest has been replaced by confluence of interest.
“I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” Carter replied. “I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
Since Rosalynn’s focus as first lady was mental health, I asked her if we should break the last taboo and let presidents have a White House shrink.
“I think it might help them,” she said with a smile.
She told me that she was left out of a first ladies lunch held by Michelle Obama on the issue of mental health, making it clear that she was still hurt.
So in essence, Carter criticized the media and he was cast down by establishment Democrats.
Not to worry though. Establishment Democrats have plenty of friends. They are very cozy with The Bush dynasty. And then there's this guy:
Sure, in both cases, we're talking bloody handed war criminals but at least they criticize Trump appropriately.
I'd say this is an excellent synopsis of what the Democratic Party stands for. It stands against Trump and it stands for anything which stands against Trump -- unless of course that thing might inconvenience the oligarchs. When we get to universal health care they stand with Trump.