Why does Carter get a bad rap from Republicans?

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    The man was more fiscally conservative than Reagan and the King of Deregulation. Plus, his appointment of Volcker was much better than the bubble creating and opaqueness of Greenspan.

    While, he supported dictators across the globe, his foreign wasn't that relatively atrocious. And the last thing Cons are worried about is atrocious foreign policy.

    I really don't see why Cons hate Carter. I think it is misguided hatred.
     
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    Having lived through the Carter years - Dem or Rep - one would know he was a bad deal. I paid 21% interest on our first home then. That's just for starters...
     
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    You are right, but inflation and high interest rates were out of Carter's control. Hence, why he appointed Volcker.

    Carter attacked the problem, but you see him as the problem and this is misguided.
     
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    Republicans need a target. It's deflects from their incessant failures.
     
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    I don't see him as a problem. I am sure he's a nice guy. His Presidency, however, not so good.
     
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    I agree that times were tough through the Carter administration, but did Carter address those problems or add to them?
     
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    Their seething hatred of Carter makes me lol.
     
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    I don't think he did much.
    Maybe his hands were tied.
    Approval ratings not too good.
    I don't especially appreciate the way he coddles the PLO either. After all, Israel is our biggest Mideast ally. I don't recall to PLO sticking up for us ever - do you?
     
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    How was that Carters fault?
     
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    He did plenty. Carter was the King of Deregulation and appointed Volcker to attack the rapid inflation and high interest rates caused by the Vietnam War.

    His FP was atrocious, but not because of trying to strike an accordance between Israel and Palestine. In fact, he should be congratulated on this feat, not criticized over it. If you want to criticize Carter's FP, then attack his love affair with dictators across the globe.
     

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