Writes Charles Featherstone: "I downloaded an episode of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater last night. It's something I used to listen to a lot when I was a child, curled up with my radio in bed, and Jennifer and I have been doing this a lot lately.
"Most of the shows have the commercials and news edited out, but not last night. The episode was from 1978, and the three top news items on the CBS radio news that hour were the Senate preparing to block a proposal by the Carter administration to close 20 U.S. military bases, including Ft. Dix, (Sen. John Tower condemned the proposal as weakening US defenses), another Carter administration proposal to withdraw all US troops from South Korea (also condemned by legislators, and some defense expert said South Korea was too weak to defend itself) and the Senate debating (and very opposed to) Carter's proposed $25 billion tax cut.
"It was just interesting to hear."
Jimmy deregulated trucking and air travel, ended temperature fascism, abolished two federal agencies, and was opposed by the evil Teddy Kennedy for renomination for not being socialist enough. Carter still teaches Sunday school every week, and is an actual peacemaker. The election of Reagan was a huge step down.