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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:02 PM
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Eisenhower misunderestimated the stupidity of his country.
Or at least how stupid his country could become.



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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:09 PM
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1. The public education system was better then,
the Fairness Doctrine was in effect and, of course, we didn't have Foxx.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:11 PM
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2. Exactly. We've had over 30 years of dumbing down
and brainwashing.

Liberals = bad
Taxes = bad
Government = bad
Corporations = GOOD!

Ugh.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:25 PM
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5. 1000% agree with that. n/t
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:12 PM
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3. Ever since Bush Jr. was "elected"
this country has gone in the toilet. Obama has done nothing to stop the slide except a few band-aids that will come off at any moment.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:20 PM
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4. this country has been in the toilet since Reagan was elected.
since Reagan we've had a string of awful presidents: Bush, Clinton, Little Boots, and now Obama.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:36 PM
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9. since reagan the presidency has largely been irrelevant.
the power has shifted from elected representatives to bought representatives.

fdr himself wouldn't be able to get jack done with a congress that is owned by corporate boardrooms.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:28 PM
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6. And also the conniving of the greedy.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:32 PM
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7. Eisenhower (now-a-days) would be labeled as a "Left-Wing" Complainer.
He was one of the best Republican Presidents this country has ever had.

The current crop of Repugs couldn't shine that man's shoes.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:34 PM
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8. His "warning" about the Military/Industrial complex
also didn't come to fruition. They are more powerful today than ever. There was only one president who got in their way-oh, let me see, what was his name and what happened to him?
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