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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-21-10 11:36 AM
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132. Thom Hartmann featured this on his show yesterday, it blew me away.
From a Truman speech, now tell after you read it how bad you want Obama to speak as such.

This is just a snip, the entire speech Truman gave to Address at the National Convention Banquet of the Americans for Democratic Action

May 17, 1952


"I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign."


snip* "The first rule in my book is that we have to stick by the liberal principles of the Democratic Party. We are not going to get anywhere by trimming or appeasing. And we don't need to try it."

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/publicpapers/index.php?pid...
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