|The Words Of George Orwell Still Ring VeryTrue|
|The Truth Often Lurks Beneath The Surface|
|The Media Is Stirring The Pot And Increasing Polarization|
Part of the motivation of this article is driven by some recent thoughts about Jimmy Carter's time in office. Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 is a man with a mixed legacy. As president, his tenure suffered from the Iran hostage crisis and he was considered ineffective and possibly the worst President in modern history. Carter was the nation’s chief executive during a time of serious problems at home and abroad. His perceived inability to deal successfully with those problems led to an overwhelming defeat in his bid for reelection. After leaving office, Carter embarked on a career of diplomacy and advocacy for which in 2002 he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Today Jimmy Carter is loved and respected by many for his good work.
Few of us remember back to the Carter Presidency with any great detail because we were young or not even born when the media and his opponents leveled their guns and fired criticism at him. One thing that few people debate is that he was clearly a Washington outsider and reflecting on this I have to wonder if that marked him for failure from the get-go. Possibly it was just a sign of the times. Carter was of course followed by Ronald Reagan who while also an outsider was better known to the American people because of appearing before them on television and the silver screen. Whether it is the failures of those we send to Washington or the insiders and establishment portraying them as buffoons in the end when it suits them they will quickly bring out the lipstick to bolster their cause.