Thomas Sowell: Obama has outdone Jimmy Carter’s foolish policies

Thomas Sowell spoke with Cavuto last night about the culture of dependency as well as what Romney should do to better sell his vision for America. Toward the end of the interview, Cavuto asks Sowell if Romney is Reagain, and Sowell replied “Nobody is Ronald Reagan.” But when asked if Obama is Jimmy Carter, Sowell said he’s worse than Jimmy Carter because his policies, both domestically and internationally, are worse than Carter’s foolish policies.

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  • Rshill7

    I love this guy. What a beautifully brilliant man. Is that waacist?

    Here’s some extra good news folks:

    I just saw a CBS poll that shows that in swing states the voter turnout will be 12-16% higher for Republicans than for Democrats. OK, I’ll take 2 million shares of Mitt for the win please.

    “Hello Operator, get me InTrade on the horn, and make it snappy!”


    • Joe

      That makes total sense – as usual

      The polls are NOT considering increased voter turnout .

      You – You – You are very good – You

      (a tad offensive language)

      • anneinarkansas

        I do pray that you are correct and believe that you may be…I am 76 years old and I have never seen people so energized are ready to vote…Obama out!

        • Rshill7

          You don’t look a day over 50 sister.

          Let’s vote! OK, where’s my voter shoes?

        • sDee

          One commenter on that link put it best:

          “We’re not enthusiastic about voting. I’d say we’re just more cognizant that our very survival is at stake.”

      • drphibes

        You! You’re good, you! You!…have a gift!
        – Robert DeNiro, Analyze This

    • drphibes

      Don’t be dispirited by the polling propaganda. We will win by a healthy margin.

      • Rshill7

        Not me, I think it’ll be a landslide. Polls schmolls.

        • poljunkie

          Oh Rs, I pray you are right. Landslide would be awesome. Nailbiter would be just fine as well.

          Lets win this thing.

        • drphibes

          Check today. He deconstructs the intentionally misleading polls that are meant to dispirit us. We’re winning, folks.

          • Rshill7

            He verbalized it beautifully last night on either Greta or Hannity, I forget which one. Was hoping Scoop would get it and lay it out right here in the Scooparium.

    • Obama beat McCain by around 236,000 votes in Florida in 2008. That makes sense. Most of us didn’t want to vote for McCain, either. The 2000 elections more clearly show Florida’s makeup, even though that’s now 12 years gone. In 2000, the Republicans won by around 600 measly votes.

      Given the above, it’s actually an interesting factor that the Jewish “Obama” vote in Florida is polling down 7% from previous years. This means a conservative increase in Jews voting for the Republican, of about 50,000 votes. Also, despite only a minor shift in polls for Obama among blacks, Romney could get 5% of that vote, as well. So Florida remains tight, but we know the shenanigans pulled by the oversampled polls really mean that an incumbent President has to win a challenging state where his most loyal groups are bleeding away, and those bogus polls merely show a “close” race.

      Obama is in trouble.

  • Joe


  • Rush was just playing a group of questions the people from Univision asked the President yesterday and they were slamming in….it was great….I did not hear all these questions before. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER HEARD THE PRESIDENT PUT ON THE SPOT LIKE THIS….awesome….I hope Right Scoop can get these questions up!! They really took him to task…and then Rush played some of the English MSM reaction and they were stunned over the TOUGH QUESTIONS!!! I love it!

    Thomas Sowell is right Obama’s Rank Amateurish and utterly foolish policies are destroying our beautiful America.

  • nibblesyble

    Wow, Sowell and Newt all on Scoop this morning what a way to start my day..thanks Scoop!

  • Romney was here with us in Florida yestersday and his crowds were PACKED!!! The fundraiser was sold out….there were two fund raisers yesterday in the state but the one by me in Sarasota was packed…raising big money and jammed! I am told as well the other one was jammed and packed as well.

  • anneinarkansas

    I watched this on Neil’s show yesterday. Dr. Sowell is a brilliant man…we need more like him…I always enjoy his articles.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      Isn’t it a shame that the first black president could not have been someone of Dr. Sowell’s caliber?

  • Right Scoop…you need to get the questions asked by Univision people on Obama. He is slammed for not keeping his promises despite controlling both the Senate and House for two years!! This is great! Where is the English Media! All of us have been wanting that asked for years…OBAMA CONTROLLED WASH for 2 solid years!! And he did nothing but Obamacare!

  • drphibes

    If you are conservative, your African heritage doesn’t count, and the unbigoted Left may freely act like Klan members and hurl all manner of racial epithets at you. See how that works? (I don’t, either.)

    All I know is that the Left are intellectually and morally bankrupt. They are vile hypocrites who are guiltiest of the hate speech they project upon others.

    Funny, how in smearing the Tea Party, too, it’s cool for the Left to use homosexual terminology as a pejorative. See how that works? (I don’t, either). All I know is that we must defeat their ideas (“ideas” is too high a word for their nonsensical frothings, but you know what I mean).

  • Sober_Thinking

    What an American hero – brilliant and eloquent!

    Love him.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    great respect for thomas sowell.

  • Amjean

    I have followed this man for a few years because Sarah Palin always
    gives him a “shout out” about his conservative genius.

  • If Romney fully embraces conservatism, he will draw a clear distinction between himself and Obama and Romney will win that debate. Romney should not shrink away from conservatism and he certainly should not apologize for it. I think Romney is beginning to understand that. He should also allow Paul Ryan to make that case as well and as loudly as possible. Conservatism will win this election, not a watered-down version of RINO Republicanism.

  • poljunkie

    Mr Sowell is a keeper. If you haven’t read any of his books, I strongly urge you to trek to your local library and check out a couple.

    • Patriot077

      One of his more recent books “Dismantling America” is a really easy read and I’ve recommended it to some of my clueless friends. He breaks down complex issues with such logical precision it is a pleasure to read him.

      I hope to have all his books in my collection soon.

  • deeme

    I have always loved Thomas Sowell…I feel good because something no one has brought up is the fact that whole congregations of people are being told the truth as well and that is about the obamacare mandate and the redefinition of marriage..both very unpopular to Christians and voted down in every state…even California..and black churches…This President is the most hostile to Christians and our Constitution we have ever had..When Hollywood is Pledging to him , you know we have sunk to a whole new low..

    May God have mercy on us!

  • marketcomp

    I love Thomas Sowell and always have for decades. His is so brilliant and his books provide even more insight into his intelligence and how he thinks.

  • CalCoolidge

    Classical example of conservatives lost in the land of liberlalsm, starting the football game with the ball on their own 1-yard line.

    Cavuto asks – How did we get to 47 percent paying no income tax?
    Answer – the 16th amendment. Before that no one paid income tax.

    So, instead of the OWS 99 v 1, we are supposed accept the 53 v 47?
    The question sholdn’t be how do we redistribute more of the 47 percent’s income, it should be – with all these Republican state legislatures, can we start to repeal the income tax?

    The whole problem with income tax and universal suffrage is that it nationalizes income and gives person A the oppurtunity to vote for a share of the income of person B

    • Patriot077

      That’s part of it but I have always felt that LBJ and his war on poverty is what really tore up the fabric of society. Welfare required men to leave their families if the family needed even partial assistance. Families disintegrated and here we are 50 years later …

      What is your suggestion for the revenue needed to run the government?

  • EchoMike

    Allen West’s Grandaddy!!!

    HAHAHAHA. Love’s me some T. Sowell.
    God if we could bring back Milton Friedman, John Wayne, Regan, get them together with Sowell what a conversation that would be.

  • kong1967

    Great interview with a great American. We need more people like him.

    • MarianaLiu

      I hope you’ll count yourself as one of those people.

      • kong1967

        Yes, and everyone here as well. Thank you.

  • WordsFailMe

    Conservatives…”afraid of their own DNA…” Could not have been better put.

    • WordsFailMe

      Wrong place

  • Landscaper

    What can you say about the ending….. “worse than Jimmy Carter” I can sum it up in one word “OUCH”

  • This is who Palin wanted as VP or Allen West.

  • 12grace

    I love Thomas Sowell. He is a brilliant, Patriot, and compassionate man.

  • bobemakk

    I respect Thomas Sowell and he is right. Obama has outdone Carter on all counts.