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Liberal talk show host, Thom Hartmann, interviewed President Jimmy Carter briefly, and asked about the legitimacy of several recently 'elected' Republican presidents. Hartmann brings up the fact that President Carter had to deal with Republican misconduct during Carter's run with Ronald Reagan as well.
Thom Hartman

"I'm wondering, have we had a legitimately elected Republican president since Dwight Eisenhower?"

Carter chuckles and says he thinks so, but wouldn't want to comment on that, and then sort of backs off the question. Carter does make a point to say:

"I don't think that George W. Bush won the election in 2000, against Al Gore, because I think that he probably lost Florida and also nationwide. But the Supreme Court rules in our country - that's what we have to accept."

Though President Jimmy Carter is being much kinder than many of us would be if broached with the subject of George W. Bush, the 2000 election, and the U.S. Supreme Court, it's still good to hear a former president confirm what most of the country has known. What's hard to take in is that had the election been legitimate, and had Al Gore won, our country may have never been bombed on September 11, 2001, and it's doubtful we would have ever gone to war with Iraq. The stolen election not only cost Al Gore and Americans the presidential election, it took the lives of over 100,000 civilians and troops and instigated torture and war crimes. That is what's so unbearable to keep in mind when hearing President Carter's statement.

Hartmann goes on to talk about more corruption revealed in the recently released public conversations between former President Lyndon B. Johnson and Everett Dirkson. LBJ accuses former President Richard Nixon's of 'treason,' for trying to block LBJ's peace talks with South Vietnam - until after the presidential election.

LBJ in a phone conversation with Dirksen:

"Here's the latest information we got. The agent says that she just, they just talked to the boss in New Mexico, and that he says that you must hold out, just hold on until after the election. We know what Thieu is saying to them out there. We're pretty well informed on both ends. Now I'm reading their hand, Everett. I don't want to get this in the campaign. And they oughtn't be doing this. This is treason."

Some would call it treason, others would call it mass murder allowing a war to continue where lives were being taken when peace could have been called.

Here is the short video of both conversations:

This is one of the perks of writing. Sometimes, it's like a taking a class. I was too young and carefree to know what was going on in politics during the Nixon era, other than hearing he was a liar and seeing him forced out of office in shame. I didn't learn about him in history, because at the time, he was history in the making. The more I write, the more I realize so much of politics is cyclical. Election corruption will continue, especially after the Supreme Court's latest McCutcheon v. FEC decision. Thankfully, we see a positive step forward, as we did in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The question remains, how bad will campaign corruption get before we lose democracy? How bad will it get before the people rise up, not only to demand easier access to the polls, but to demand our votes are what determine the elections, not the Supreme Court and not the highest bidder.

Special thanks to Thom Hartmann for being a leader in Liberal radio/TV/podcasts. With his truth, passion, and civility, he helps counter the ever-spewing Conservative hate radio

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