“On Steroids” revisited

In light of my recent post about hating the expression “on steroids”, I feel compelled to post this comment that I just read on CNN.

I well remember the Iranian revolution in 1979 & followed it closely at the time, as well as having read innumerable books about the over-throw of the Shah since then. Obama truly is Jimmy Carter on steroids!

What does that even mean? I don’t know…I found this one pretty funny. I think this guy is accusing Carter and Obama of being weak and ineffectual, so the reference to “steroids” just seems particularly misused. It’s literally impossible to know what he intended, though.

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