In two recent articles (here and here) I advanced the novel idea that the proximity of Barack Obama's unpopular, legacy-driven, Munich-like appeasement deal with nuclear Iran in mid-July to two news making events involving Jimmy Carter: 1. His declaring in late June that US power, influence and prestige in world were "irreversibly declining." And 2. the report in mid-August that his cancer was lethally spreading throughout his body. These were two unmistakably ominous signs that the Carterization of Barack Obama is now tragically complete; and that 2015 is his 1979 disaster.
But that wasn't the end of it. Last week (as if symbolically anticipating the terrible consequences of Obama's nuke deal and feckless foreign policy) even worse news came from the unfortunate Mr. Carter. For on Thursday, August 20th we learned from the 90 year old ex-president that his metastasizing cancer had invaded his brain. "Discovered were four small spots of melanoma about two millimeters in size" said Carter, who received the first of four chemo treatments that very day with a new drug that would temper its enervating side effects.
My prayers are with Carter who I sincerely and very much want to recover and live. Hopefully the chemo will work and the cancer going into remission Carter will live to see how wrong he is about our "irreversible decline" just as the Left was wrong about it in the late 70s before Reagan reversed it. If Carter survives I'm certain he will see that his pessimism was unwarranted and a projection of his mind. That it was his wish and preference for this country (as it is for Obama and the Left) based on the radical belief that America has been a bad actor on the world stage (almost the very worst of nations) doing humanity more harm than good. And that a greatly diminished and weaker America is better for us and everyone else (see).
OBAMA'S 79TH MONTH
But that things are quickly going to hell and will get dramatically worse before they get better (under a new president) was I believe prophetically signified by the timing of Carter's tragic news. For precisely on August 20th when Carter made his brain cancer known the fully Carterized and feckless Barack Obama entered the 79th month of his dismal presidency. That's "79" as in 1979 (see).
OBAMA'S 79TH DAY
Indeed, it appears that Carter's brain cancer is emblematic of Obama's intransigent leftwing presidency: that it's a destructive cancer on the brain of the body politic that is worsening by the day as he stays his disastrous course to the end of his last term. Oddly, Obama's Carter-like fate in foreign affairs, especially with regard to implacably, anti-US Iran, started early in his administration precisely, in fact, on April 8, 2009. For on that ill-starred day (which I wrote about here) Obama made his first fatal mistake with Iran by reversing the sensible policy of his predecessor of refusing to talk to the mullahs unless they stopped enriching uranium. It doesn't seem that mere chance was at work that day. For as a sign to Obama that he was making a costly Carter-like blunder with Iran April 8, 2009 was the 79th day of his presidency-again, that's "79" as in the inauspicious year (see). As Jimmy Carter in 1979 midwifed the Iranian Revolution when he made the fatal mistake of deserting the Shah for Khomeini now Obama has outdone Carter in becoming this evil regime's greatest useful idiot and enabler.
CARTER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Nor, for that matter, do I think it was happenstance that two days earlier on April 6th, when Obama was in Ankara, Turkey assuring Moslems in a speech that the US wasn't at war with them, that a Turkish Canadian stole a small single engine training plane from a Canadian flight school in Ontario and flew it across the US border. What is incredible and seems providential (as I wrote here) is that when two F-16s forced the stolen plane to land it did so unplanned in Carter County, Missouri. That's "Carter" as in Jimmy*. And look what's happened since to US foreign policy and to the hapless Jimmy Carter who is now fighting for his life as the disease of Obama's malignant leadership spreads and makes the world a more chaotic, violent and dangerous place.
*BTW, the Turkish born pilot was born in the late 1970s when Carter was president.