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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:27 PM

Money boo boo's not the first to get upset at government "gifts" (1934)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Definitely read the whole thing....

Here's a radio speech 11/5/34 from Chairman Henry P. Fletcher, Republican National Committee:

“We face unusual obstacles. Our party organizations everywhere have been handicapped by lack of funds. The opposition, on the other hand, has used its easy access to the Federal Treasury as a political campaign argument.”

The Republican party was just as sincerely interested in the return of good times as the “political philanthropists,” he said.


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The Roosevet administration was unmoved: Harry L. Hopkins, Roosevelt Administration Relief Administrator 11/3/34

“With the smug complacency which apparently goes with the Chairmanship of the National Republican Committee, Mr. Fletcher has seen fit to accuse me of playing politics because I am feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and sheltering the destitute, regardless of their sex, age, creed, color, race or place of residence.

If that be politics, I plead guilty, but decline to enter into argument with Mr. Fletcher. Hunger is not debatable.”


http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/money-boo-boos-not-first-to-get-upset.html

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. Now that's a comeback.

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. the same man who gave us "I welcome their hatred."

gasp! partisanship! not reaching across the aisle!


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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:03 PM

3. Money Boo Boo wanted "free stuff" for himself, Adelson, and Koch Bros

That was what his whole campaign was about.

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