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?
This fits with the delusional liberal mind.
I would agree that the Democrats are the ones that are suicidal, as was George Bailey.
Mr. Potter is a step up from what liberals usually call us. Usually liberals just go directly to Hitler, who ironically was a socialists.
I wouldn't consider a movie about an ANGEL stopping a man from killing himself a liberal one.
You should see the look on the faces of libs when I tell them what the Nazi party's full name was.
Truth be told, liberals are more like the bank investigators who were looking for a reason to shut down George Bailey's Savings and Loan. In an effort to 'protect' all those savers, they put people like George, who is doing more to help the consumer more than the government possibly could, out of business with all their rules and regulations.
Ive got no problem with potter...
He was simply angling for the business. George won out this time, but that's what competition is all about. No reason to villify him.
The National Socialist German Workers Party.
Thank you! I love the sound of it! It's like hearing, "Here, liberal scum! Hear the truth about yourself!"
Sure, potter got what was coming to him thats for certain.
He would have been better off with a partnership agreement that recognizes and leverages the positive achievements of Georges enterprise. George could do the home loans and potter could do the small business and other corporate work. They could both focus on their core competencies and achieve a successful symbiotic relationship.
Instead Potter established an unnecessarily adversarial relationship with his competition. That kind of hostile atmosphere created a negative image of his concern. It was unpalatable to do business with him thereafter.
However the relationship is far from unsalvagable.
Make friends not enemies I always say.
The Third Reich wasn't a true socialist state like the Soviet Union was but their govenment was very involved in running the German economy.
There are and have been fascist states that didn't involve anti-semitism but they have gone together quite often as well.
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.
That's true, but many people aren't aware of that.
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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