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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 03:13 AM
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Katherine Hepburn could've been a great progressive political leader! Excerpt from awesome speech..
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Katherine Hepburn could have been a great progressive political leader!

The end of Hepburn's speech from 1947 could be given today running against the republicans with minor editing on the security issue but that's about it.

Great speech is in Part Three starting at 1:15

Video: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Hepburn: '.... but why do the ... and ... and their bosses express no concern over the fate of American people who face growing unemployment and a terrible depression - their loud cries can be heard from one end of the country to the other bewailing the danger of a book on democracy or a play.... but they are strangely silent on the subject of housing, which of them has ever raised voice for full employment, an adequate health program, and security for the American people - who among them has cried the evils of discrimination against minorities or protested the futile anti-labor legislation just passed by the congress - AND where do these men stand in the fight for peace - to achieve peace and lasting prosperity there must be unity among us - and among all the nations of the world - the same unity that won the war - America became great not because of the Salem witch hunts, but in spite of them - we are still great because the American people have always accepted the challenge of new ideas from the day that freedom was born in 1776 to this very moment - the American people eagerly grasped the fresh concept when they created this nation - the men and women who rode covered wagons across the plains followed the road of vigor and youth to new freedom and a fuller life - the path of middle age thinking not only sets back the clock it leads only to the grave - and today we won't turn the clock back and we won't stand still - we'll move forward, progressively forward - that is what the American people have always done - we will fight not only to prevent the abridgment of freedom but to broaden the freedoms that already exist - we fight not only for what we have and hold dear - but for what we hope to have - and deserve to have - and can have - and that is why we are here tonight.


p.s. WOW, just WOW!

If Hepburn was still alive (younger) and running for office I would vote for her.
Now it is time for a few strong women to run for office and give some speeches with conviction and emotion like Hepburn did in 1947.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 06:14 AM
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1. Assuming she was still as resident of Connecticut, she would have been a great
balance, if not a foil, to another representative of that state, Clare Booth Luce, who opposed almost everything FDR did from the economy to the War.
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