Old bitter peanut head Jimmy Carter – Ronald Reagan only beat me because of third party candidate John B. Anderson
When I was a kid in the 1970s living under the horrendous Jimmy Carter regime, I never in my wildest dreams thought that 30 years later people would even remember this schmuck, let alone continue to hear from him after the disaster his presidency turned out to be. If it wasn’t the lousy economy, it was the inflation, if it wasn’t the inflation it was the gas shortages, if it wasn’t the gas shortages, it was the “malaise.” Oh and of course, we can’t forget the Iranian hostage crisis either that Carter completely and utterly fumbled. Yet the old bitter peanut farmer continues to bitch and moan like a typical progressive liberal. Appearing on the tingle leg Chris Matthews show, peanut-head Carter now thinks that the only reason why Ronald Reagan beat him in 1980 was because of third party candidate John B. Anderson stealing progressive liberal votes away from him. There are a number of things wrong with Carter’s analogy. One of which is that John B. Anderson was a REPUBLICAN congressman from Illinois, not a Democrat. Actually Jimmy, it’s because you flat out sucked as a President, just like the current one we have today does.
Much like progressive liberal presidencies that always end in epic failures, the math skills of progressive liberals are failures as well. This probably explains why this country is near the bottom in the world’s scores because of the all the progressive liberal union teachers. Lets break down the stats so that maybe even progressive liberals can understand:
Ronald Reagan won the election with 43,903,230 votes
Peanuthead Carter received 35,480,115 votes
3rd party candidate John B. Anderson received 5,719,850 total votes
Carter + Anderson received a total of 41,199,965 total votes
For mathematically challenged progressives like Jimmy Carter, thats a difference of over 2 million votes in favor or Ronald Reagan, 2,703,265 to be exact. Not exactly a nail biter of an election, even if you combine the two candidate’s votes and assume of all Anderson’s voters would have gone to Carter. Then theres a little thing us “teabaggers” like to call the electoral college, you know the thing this country uses to decide who becomes President? Reagan’s victory of 489 electoral votes (90.9% of the electoral vote) is the most lopsided electoral college victory for a non-incumbent President. This was also the last election in which an incumbent president was defeated in two elections in a row. This only other time this happened was in 1892. Hopefully Obama because the newest member of this club in 2012.