As you certainly know by now, American democracy is utterly fragile and in trouble of shattering any second now, but especially if the Republicans take back the House in 2022. On the eve of January 6, it was former President Jimmy Carter’s turn to warn us just how in danger our democracy is. The man who served as an election observer in countries around the world had a stark warning for America, which he sees teetering on the edge of civil conflict.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has warned that democracy is being threatened throughout the country, cautioning that "our great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss." https://t.co/ftTk4sLgDB
— CNN International (@cnni) January 6, 2022
CNN reports that “on Wednesday, Carter wrote that ‘promoters of the lie that the election was stolen have taken over one political party and stoked distrust in our electoral systems.'”
Wait, which election was stolen? Because it wasn’t that long ago that Carter himself was questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency:
“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”
—Former President Jimmy Carter 6/27/19
2016 Sen. report: Russia changed NO vote tallies.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) January 4, 2022
Pres Carter suggests former presidents must affirm legitimacy of presidential elections. He apparently forgets questioning Trump’s 2016 win, saying in 2019: “He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf." https://t.co/4Xnz6Ixf1C
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) January 6, 2022
Jimmy Carter also believed the Ayatola was not going to take over Iran. That and $2.72 gets me a coffee at Dunkin Donuts.
— Car 412 (@HRickover) January 6, 2022
Can hardly believe I voted for him. An idealistic college student that thought another engineer couldn't be all bad. It was so scarring I eventually voted for Perot in 1992.
— KnittingEngr (@EngrKnitting) January 6, 2022
— Wiley Thruster (@WileyThruster) January 6, 2022
Carter wants Biden in office because he is no longer the worst president ever.
— Davis (@dcpharaoh) January 6, 2022
Democrats are not known for their memory of what they've said or done in the past. They use political amnesia to avoid charges of hypocrisy.
— Kyle Word (@kyleword) January 6, 2022
— 🐾deborah🐾 (@dkcwillis) January 6, 2022
Carter was always a disaster.
— Harrison W Francett (@HdubyaF) January 6, 2022
Democrats have very selective memories, and that is putting it mildly. A complicit MSM certainly isn’t helping the situation in terms of holding them accountable for their flip-flops and inconsistencies…
— Motivated Base 🇺🇸 🦅 (@bigmeandave) January 6, 2022
Carter has been consistently irrelevant.
— Joel Arden (@SamArden3) January 6, 2022
If a Republican wins an election, they had to have cheated. If a Democrat wins, the voice of the people have spoken. That’s the template.
— Donald Scott (@DonsSISELKAfEE) January 6, 2022
Why wouldn’t the masses vote in their own self-interest? Democrats just want to help them!
The fact that we’re being lectured to by Democrats that through my entire life has never accepted losing an election. Constantly claiming there’s people in the country that won’t let other people vote or the Russians stole it. Is quite sickening! Hanging chads dimples
— Sherry (@Sherry57015664) January 6, 2022
Forgive me for not giving much weight to one of the worst presidents in recent history
— ryan (@imryanvolsbro) January 6, 2022
This is how Democrats lie to you every day
— Craig Bielek (@craigbielek) January 6, 2022
Carter's memory, along with that of other democrats, resets every 4 years. Thats how they avoid accountability.
— Les Reed (@NewageReed) January 6, 2022
Carter does know that it’s the Democrats who have not been able to accept losses at the polls. Trump just followed their lead, which wasn’t allowed, since he was a Republican.
(Bonus points to us for finding a photo of Carter with Stacey Abrams lurking in the background — chef’s kiss.)
Stacey Abrams’ 1/6 warning about those who don’t accept election results melts self-unawareness detectors https://t.co/83qnkDyScC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 6, 2022