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Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:08 AM

Truman Calls Out The Republicans

Time now to reflect on what an effective Democrat looks like...we could learn a lot from the past.

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zeemike Nov 2014 OP
msongs Nov 2014 #1
czarjak Nov 2014 #2
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #3
zeemike Nov 2014 #4
AZ Progressive Nov 2014 #5

Response to zeemike (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 02:18 AM

1. unlike Obama, Harry Truman understood what republicans are really about as quotes indicate ->

http://www.firedupmissouri.com/editorials/10-truest-things-harry-truman-said-about-republicans

#8. "When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me."

#9. "Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."

#10. “The Republicans … will try to make people believe that everything the Government has done for the country is socialism. They will go to the people and say: "Did you see that social security check you received the other day—you thought that was good for you, didn't you? That's just too bad! That's nothing in the world but socialism. Did you see that new flood control dam the Government is building over there for the protection of your property? Sorry—that's awful socialism! That new hospital that they are building is socialism. Price supports, more socialism for the farmers! Minimum wage laws? Socialism for labor! Socialism is bad for you, my friend. Everybody knows that. And here you are, with your new car, and your home, and better opportunities for the kids, and a television set—you are just surrounded by socialism! Now the Republicans say, ‘That's a terrible thing, my friend, and the only way out of this sinkhole of socialism is to vote for the Republican ticket.’"

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 03:29 AM

2. Deja vu...

All over again. What goes around, comes around. Again and again.

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 04:09 AM

3. ....

 

Political systems, as with all man's inventions, have built-in limitations. In this case, it is a system built by flawed individuals, making compromises with themselves and others in order to achieve some kind of consensus. Compromises of which, the compromisers themselves hope to avoid ever having to actually deal with or experience personally, and if so to mute the effects as much as possible for their own benefit.

Thus, the inherent flaws in the system are also inherent in the design -- as the flaws are actually just a reflection of the makers themselves. Glaringly so. We avert our eyes and ears constantly to avoid these flaws. And yet they persist, as do we.

Further, the truth is that all political systems are little more than a collection of popular notions of governance at any given time, which often quite inexplicably can become ever-so impossible to remove once vetted, owing in-part to ''tradition and founding-father-myopia.'' As well as the entrenchment and control of the system's levers and buttons by the beneficiaries of keeping things the same. The 1%.

Once any political system reaches its apex it can only do it's adherents and citizenry more harm as it devolves and begins to consume itself. Expansion-contraction. It's a natural phenomenon and it applies to all things that exist within this 3-dimensional reality of ours.

- Its a torsion wave and its effects are unavoidable, if not predictable.....



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:08 AM

4. Yep

It follows the same wave as all that came before us.
The facts are that we are empire in decline...but declining empires are dangerous when they have the power to destroy the world.

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Response to zeemike (Original post)

Wed Nov 5, 2014, 11:11 PM

5. Back when Democrats had passion

This was the effect of the two Roosevelts, they created political waves that lasted for decades and changed politics for the better in this country during those times.

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