Skip to comments.Liberals using It's A Wonderful Life to bash Republicans!!! Potter was a Republican???
Posted on 12/24/2004 11:25:07 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
Mr. Potter is Winning
All hail Pottersville!
Above are two different articles that use the Jimmy Stewart/Donna Reed Holiday classic Its a Wonderful Life as a basis for attacking Republicans. This is a widespread meme, I've seen it in other places but couldn't find them online.
Basically these articles suggest that mean old Mr. Potter was obviously a Republican because he worked to keep the people of Beford Falls poor and without the things they wanted. He was always out for himself and profits and paid no mind to the concerns of the little people.
Personally I think it's disgusting that anyone would even suggest this since this movie depicts why we Conservatives believe what we do. Small businesses like the Savings and Loan (not the Government) were able to help individuals achieve success through hard work (not handouts!). Honest, decent, traditional, hard-working people like George Bailey are still what makes America great whether these liberals get it or not.
What do you think about these articles?
The Third Reich was well known for it's anti-semitism well before the war. The holocaust didn't come along until during the war."
Fascism is a 'smarter' and 'cheaper' form of totalitarianism than is communism for the tyrant and the state. He/The state doesn't have to run the factories and the railroads, just control those who do. The Jews made for a convenient boogey man for Hitler. "They" were responsible for everything bad that happened to 'good Germans.' Once you have an enemy to rally against, it's easier to lead people in the direction that you want to go.
Once you have an enemy to rally against, it's easier to lead people in the direction that you want to go.
Scapegoating Christians and Jews seems to work for the radical Islamo-terrorists.
Anyway, Merry Christmas!
You're a Quinn fan, too? Are you in Pittsburgh or one of his new broadcast areas?
Yeah, I listen to Quinn in Pittsburgh. I live in a town called Mars. (about 20 mi. from Pittsburgh)
I know it well. I'm in McCandless Twp, but I go to Daryl Metcalfe's fundraisers all the time. He's the best we have in Harrisburg.
Of these, the Dukes were the most blatant archetypes. One had a photo of Ronald Reagan on his desk, and the other a photo of -- who was it? Charlton Heston? -- I can't quite recall.
In the case of Trading Places, the characterization was intential and political. In the case of the classics I don't recall seeing any political propoganda. And, certainly, in Scrooge's case, the universal roots of his bitterness and the universal hope of his repentencance are the message. Beautiful themes, even to a crass trader like me.
In "Ben Hur," the guy who burps calls himself a "crass businessman," but he is whimsical and knows how to bet on the right side.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I go to at least 2 of his fundraisers a year for the past 4 or 5 years. He's a good man and the events are fun.
I have a good friend in Evan City who has campaigned for him in the past. He is a good man. I wish we could replace Arlen Specter with him.
That would be nice, but I've had my heart on seeing him in the Governor's mansion. ;-)
He tells me that he's not ready for that. Yet.
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