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Ex-President Carter planning trip to Venezuela
Yahoo News/AP ^ | 2-25-14 | JOSHUA GOODMAN

Posted on 02/25/2014 7:41:47 PM PST by kingattax

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip.

Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead, Carter in the letter to Capriles said that for dialogue aimed at easing tensions to succeed both side must "send signals of their willingness to alleviate the present state of tension."

For the opposition, that means making clear its commitment to act within constitutional limits and strongly reject violence, the Nobel peace laureate wrote. In turn the government must guarantee the right to peaceful protest and impartial justice for jailed protesters.

"It is difficult for elected officials from opposition parties to resolve differences when they feel threatened and persecuted," Carter wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carter; dontcomehome; hugochavez; jimmahcarter; jimmycarter; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; presidents; southamerica; stayinvenezuela; venezuela; venezuelacrisis
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doesn't he have a peanut farm to worry about any more ? the trip just won't be the same without seeing his pal Hugo.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 7:41:47 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Does anyone listen to Carter? Not even the state run MSM has covered him for years.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 7:43:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: kingattax

Can only hope that they realize what a good (a bit addled but good) communist he is and keep him.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 7:43:42 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: kingattax

Mayhap he will stay?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 7:43:46 PM PST by doc1019
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To: kingattax

Lol!


5 posted on 02/25/2014 7:44:06 PM PST by MNGal
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To: kingattax

6 posted on 02/25/2014 7:44:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: kingattax

Natch. Carter never met a despot he didn’t like. Fat-lipped crapforbrains *sshole.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 7:44:10 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: kingattax

Even though Carter was 100 times worse than Obama, I still can’t stand when they say ex-President….it is former President for God’s sake. The media does suck big time.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 7:44:31 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

At least he doesn’t have to worry about being kidnapped.
No one would pay the ransome.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 7:46:10 PM PST by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: kingattax

Maybe its a one way ticket, God willing


10 posted on 02/25/2014 7:46:33 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kingattax

I hope Venezuelans aren’t going to fall for this Carter crap


11 posted on 02/25/2014 7:47:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: skeeter

The silly SOB couldn’t get a parking ticket fixed in the US. How does he expect his appearance in Venezuela to accomplish anything. Talk about elusions of importance. The people want food and toilet paper, not some idiotic thoughts of America’s penultimate worst president.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 7:49:53 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Carter was a poor President. He is a pathetic embarrassment as a former President. I will give him some credit in that he does seem to practice and promote charity, but he needs to stay off the world stage and stop meddling in foreign affairs.

I have never understood why he breaks this unspoken rule.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 7:52:24 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: kingattax

Show a little respect. The dimwit should be referred to as “Former” President Carter.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 7:52:47 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

amen, brother!


15 posted on 02/25/2014 7:53:16 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kingattax

Carter lusts in his heart to be a Communist dictator. That’s why he loves to get close to them.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 7:54:12 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: kingattax

Jimmah needs to bring his own toilet paper. His favorite Marxist nation can’t even manage an economy or government where people can find a wipe.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 7:54:17 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Exactly.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 7:54:52 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Maybe its a one way ticket, God willing”

That’s what I am hoping!


19 posted on 02/25/2014 7:57:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: kingattax; Art in Idaho; Texas Fossil

” - - - “It is difficult for elected officials from opposition parties to resolve differences when they feel threatened and persecuted,” Carter wrote. - - - “

True enough Jimmah, true enough!

Even US Democrat Bureaucrats at the IRS, NSA and DOJ have had a difficult time resolving the differences between themselves and the ordinary American Citizens that they daily threaten and persecute.

So much corruption, so little time - - - - .

BTW, Jimmah made a good travel choice as Global Warming has not yet hit Washingto, District of Corruption.

However, Secretary of Statements “Catchup” Kerry has assured the Left Steam Media that he personally is doing his best to encourage Algore’s best junk scientists to bring Global Warming to a grateful “bunch of Democrats” in DC.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 7:59:34 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kingattax

Forget Carter, send Clinton. Plenty of loose women running around in Venezuela....ask the Secret Service where the HOT spots are.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 8:02:07 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: kingattax

Take Zbigniew Brzezinski and his daughter with you.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 8:04:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax

They’ll keep him, right?


23 posted on 02/25/2014 8:09:18 PM PST by Mariner
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To: kingattax

he’s going to try to rescue the communist regime he helped put in place


24 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:39 PM PST by Wuli
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To: kingattax

Hasn’t Venezuela suffered enough?


25 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:54 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

IOW, the traitor and incompetent is heading there to put his imprimatur on the bogus Marxist regime. May the rebels do us all a favor. Thanks kingattax.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 8:22:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: kingattax

Predictably, he called on the opposition to respect the rule of law.

Jimmy is a real poece of work.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 8:27:50 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Wuli

“he’s going to try to rescue the communist regime he helped put in place”

Exactly!!!!


28 posted on 02/25/2014 8:28:47 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: napscoordinator
Even though Carter was 100 times worse than Obama...

Not even close. Obama is 1000 times worse than Carter. We recovered from Carter. I'm not sure we will ever recover from Obama.

Carter convinced me to become a conservative. I voted for Carter in 1976. I haven't voted for a democrat since. In that sense he was good for the country. If it weren't for Carter we would never have had Reagan.

29 posted on 02/25/2014 8:29:53 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Carter was actually quoted as saying that dictatorships are easier to deal with, because you only have to talk to one person to know what the country is thinking. Seriously!


30 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:19 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kingattax

Why can’t Democrat Presidents shut their gobs after they leave office? Jimmy Carter is bad, Bubba Clinton (and his crime family) are worse, and just think how bad Barry Soetero and Bigfoot will be!


31 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:40 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: volunbeer

“I have never understood why he breaks this unspoken rule.”

There is a very, very good reason why he’s normally referred to as “stooopid!”


32 posted on 02/25/2014 8:46:55 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Graewoulf

“BTW, Jimmah made a good travel choice as Global Warming has not yet hit Washingto, District of Corruption.”

It’s such a shame that Mel Brooks never became President. Just think, with one little Executive Order we could be referring to ....”Schwartz, District of Columbia.”


33 posted on 02/25/2014 8:49:53 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: kingattax

“There you go again.”


34 posted on 02/25/2014 8:50:59 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kingattax

something more he can phuque up...
so he goes.

his calling.

thank God he isn’t going to Teheran or Kiev or Cairo or Jerusalem or Ottawa, eh?


35 posted on 02/25/2014 8:52:55 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: kingattax

One way maybe?


36 posted on 02/25/2014 8:57:59 PM PST by matthew fuller (I don't think Obama is subhuman.)
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To: kingattax

Maybe he needs medical care....


37 posted on 02/25/2014 9:13:18 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait. I want his daughter.

Zib can go though...


38 posted on 02/25/2014 9:15:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax

Maybe Jimmah can bring a couple of crates of toilet paper with him. For the masses. Remember you only need one sheet!


39 posted on 02/25/2014 9:28:36 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: kingattax

Carter is making the trip to help a country that is suffering under oppressive regulation, shortages of common commodities, and roaring inflation? This should be interesting.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 9:35:17 PM PST by William Tell
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To: Graewoulf
Are people starting to 'get it'? Jimmy Carter to Venezuela, Obama playing footsie with Russia, China and Iran. Clinton gave all our MIRV technology and God knows what else to China for campaign cash. . Is there a pattern here?

Well duh, they're all hard core Marxist/socialists/communists at heart. I'm hoping by November 4th every American will 'get it', be scared to death, and show up at dawn to Vote Every Democrat (Marxist) out of office. Then onward to planning for 2016. Can the country survive two more years?

41 posted on 02/25/2014 9:37:30 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: kingattax

I don’t mind if Carter goes to Venezuela. My objections would be if he decided to come back.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 9:42:17 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: kingattax

Naahhh!

Just Send buck toothed Jimmy to Cuba. He will be more comfortable among fellow Commies.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 10:04:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: kingattax
Just remember that Obama will also get to fly around on our dime with security on our dime(s) too... Of course that is believing that he will ever end his presidency or other type of rule at the end of his official term of office.
44 posted on 02/25/2014 10:35:59 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: kingattax

To show his support for Maduro? Maybe Jimmuh will disappear in Caracas.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 11:19:08 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: P-Marlowe

I understand your thinking. I just have always hated Carter. I was only about 8 when Carter was elected. Trust me I hate Obama too, but there is something about “hating” somebody when you are a child that stays with you. They both suck big time!


46 posted on 02/26/2014 2:53:56 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

Get guide Sean Penn. Him know insides.


47 posted on 02/26/2014 3:41:18 AM PST by onedoug
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To: kingattax

Get guide Sean Penn. Him know insides.


48 posted on 02/26/2014 3:41:20 AM PST by onedoug
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To: kingattax

Our second worst president of all time mucking things up again.


49 posted on 02/26/2014 3:43:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Wuli

“he’s going to try to rescue the communist regime he helped put in place”

Carter is a piece of work and no denying and undoubtedly likes “progressive/socialist” regimes, but how did he help to put the Chavez/Maduro regime in place?

Chavez was a young colonel or general when he attempted a coup in 1992 and was imprisoned by the Venezuelans for two years, he was elected president in 1998 and again repeatedly thereafter until his death.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 4:11:13 AM PST by skepsel
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