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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:48 PM

Dwight Eisenhower Was A Liberal



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Reply Dwight Eisenhower Was A Liberal (Original post)
AProgressiveThinker Feb 2013 OP
iandhr Feb 2013 #1
AProgressiveThinker Feb 2013 #2
Heywood J Feb 2013 #11
stlsaxman Feb 2013 #3
mckara Feb 2013 #4
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #12
snot Feb 2013 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Feb 2013 #7
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #8
jjewell Feb 2013 #9
stlsaxman Feb 2013 #10
kenfrequed Feb 2013 #13
stlsaxman Feb 2013 #18
joanbarnes Feb 2013 #14
mmonk Feb 2013 #15
indepat Feb 2013 #16
Stuart G Feb 2013 #17
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #19

Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:03 PM

1. IKE was a good President.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:10 PM

2. Indeed

A great president, infact. Arguably the best president of the 20th century a long with Lyndon B. Johnson and FDR, but sadly, not many people still talk about Eisenhower. He should, no doubt, be a model for the Democratic Party.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:31 AM

11. Unless you happened to be Iranian or work on a banana plantation.

As with pretty much every President, a mixed bag.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. you do great stuff, young man!

and i know everyone now-a-days throws the "f bomb" around like it weren't nothin'...

but these videos of your would be top-of-the-heap without them, in my humble.

keep up the good fight!

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:40 PM

4. Good Job! Excellent Arguments!

Thanks for your review! You don't need obscenities when the facts are on your side.

Here are some books you may want to add to your archives:

Adams, M.C.C. The Best War Ever
Beisner, R.L., From the Old Diplomacy to the New 1865-1900
Burke, J. Al-Qaeda.The True Story of Radical Islam
Burke, J. The Day the Universe Changed
Ellis, A. Are Capitalism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism Religions? Yes!
Frederick Jackson Turner - The Frontier in American History
Halberstam, D. The Best and the Brightest
Hormats, R.D. The Price of Liberty
Hudson, M. Super Imperialism. The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World Dominance 2003
Josephson, M. The Politicos
Josephson, M. The Robber Barons
Kennedy, P. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Lafeber, W., The New Empire. An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898
MacMillan, M. Paris 1919. Six Months That Changed The World
Phillips, K. Arrogant Capital
Phillips, K. The Politics of Rich and Poor
Phillips, K. Wealth and Democracy
Spengler, O. Decline Of The West
Steffens, L. The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens
Sutton, A.C. Wall Street and FDR
Sutton, A.C. Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
Sutton, A.C. Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
Teggart, F.J. Prolegomena to History
Teggart, F.J. The Processes of History
Walberg, E. Postmodern Imperialism. Geopolitics and the Great Game
Weschler, B.D. Black and White Disenfranchisemen. Populism, Race, and Class
Westra, Richard. (ed.) Confronting Global Neoliberalism
Williams, W.A. Tragedy of American Diplomacy

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Response to mckara (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:37 AM

12. Great list

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:20 AM

5. NO. Modern Dems are Conservatives.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:03 AM

6. Eisenhower appointed five pro civil rights justices to the Supreme Court

desegregated the Armed Forces, the District of Columbia and openly confronted the States' Rightists governors who refused to obey desegregation orders handed down by the USSC pursuant to Brown vs. Board of Education. Republicans today want to diminish the power of the federal government over the States. Eisenhower took the extraordinary step of sending U.S. troops, the 101st Airborne, into Little Rock to protect black students. If Obama sent the U.S. military into a State today to enforce a federal judge's order, the Republicans would be carrying out their many threats to secede.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:18 AM

7. Truman (D) desegregated the Armed Forces by issuing Exec Order 9981 on 7/26/1948.

 

Eisenhower was a good president for continuing with that policy and for other reasons as well.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:18 AM

8. What I had read is that despite the order it was only desegregated on paper

and perhaps in U.S. forces in S. Korea. It actually took Eisenhower's firm hand to carry it out.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:55 AM

9. The only kick against Eisenhower....

... was his choice of Richard Nixon for his Vice President....

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Response to jjewell (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:22 AM

10. Dick may have been paranoid, delusional, racist, even... but he beat the pants off any

member of BushCo.

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:48 AM

13. You have to give him some tiny shred of credit

The EPA. Among other things.

But Nixon was up to his eyeballs in redbaiting and was a crook.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:36 PM

18. aside from being all that you mentioned- a few of his policies were pretty damned liberal! nt

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:38 AM

14. Grew up w/Ike in the Whitehouse and loved him, now I know why.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:49 PM

15. I was born during the Eisenhower years. Thanks.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:58 PM

16. President Eisenhower was much more liberal imo than most Democrats who are now in

national office today: that big money corrupts and corrupts absolutely, thus assuring the Koch brothers and their ilk will get most of what they want at the detriment of the 99% is thus assured, making a mockery of our founding principles.

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:38 PM

17. Please read the statement below my signature..A great statement by Ike..

Not bad for a Republican...

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Response to AProgressiveThinker (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:23 AM

19. No, he wasn't.

 

FDR was a liberal, Henry Wallace, who got fucked out of the 1944 VP spot when it mattered, was a liberal. Ike was a conservative of the old style. Just because he seems reasonable compared to the fucking maniacs that are Republicans today and the Reaganites that are Democrats today does not make him a liberal. Ike would have slapped you if you called him a liberal.

Nixon is liberal compared to today's republicans and democrats but he too, was no liberal.

Asshole Reagan would be considered way too liberal today for the crazies.

The pendulum swung to the right and has stayed there for forty years so far.

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