Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dwight David Eisenhower PSA

President Dwight David Eisenhower
'The political processes of our country are such that if a rule of reason is not applied in this effort, we will lose everything--even to a possible and drastic change in the Constitution. This is what I mean by my constant insistence upon "moderation" in government. Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.'

What President Eisenhower described as 'a tiny splinter group' has grown like a cancer to encompass the entire modern Republican Party. Ike would be appalled at their lack of 'moderation' and by the fact that his party not only survives, but thrives despite its lack of restraint regarding social security, unemployment insurance, and labor laws. Republican politics have changed over the past five decades and not for the better. Not according to Panderbear and not according to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Another bit of political history to file under 'things the Republican Party has forgotten.'

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