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Old 03-20-2023, 11:30 PM   #1
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the truth be told

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-john-connally

quote: A former Texas governor met Middle Eastern leaders in 1980 to convince Iran to delay releasing American hostages as part of a Republican effort to sabotage Jimmy Carterís re-election campaign, according to a news report.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that John Connally, who served as Texasís Democratic governor from 1963 to 1969 and ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1980, traveled to a number of countries in the summer leading up to the 1980 election.

In an interview with the Times, a then protege to Connally named Ben Barnes said he was with Connally as he met leaders in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel. Connally was there to deliver a message, the Times reported:

ďDonít release the hostages before the election. Mr Reagan will win and give you a better deal.Ē
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Old 03-20-2023, 11:40 PM   #2
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It would have taken much more than release of the hostages to help Carter.

Reagan won in a landslide. The largest ever.won by a a non-incumbent. 489 electoral votes. 44 states.
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Sounds like a Trump kind of move...
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:57 AM   #5
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Carter had zero chance to get re-elected. I am sure he is happy to have lived long enough to see a worse president than himself ruin the country in Joe Biden. To me boycotting the Olympics was one of his most pathetic stunts.
Back then Olympic athletes were all amateurs and made tremendous sacrifices to compete at a world class level, Carter robbed those people of their dreams.


Carter did not disgust me as a human being, I thought he was decent. He just was not presidential material.
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Old 03-21-2023, 01:35 PM   #6
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It would have taken much more than release of the hostages to help Carter.

Reagan won in a landslide. The largest ever.won by a a non-incumbent. 489 electoral votes. 44 states.
Jesus Christ handing out free loaves of bread and fish couldn't get that usrlrss idiotre- elected.
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So are you saying the '80 election was rigged?
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So are you saying the '80 election was rigged?
Welp, the dems rigged th '60 election, so there's that....
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This story has been told before. Itís not new
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