Skip to comments.Which Hoover do we want?
Posted on 05/10/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
Very simple question and possibly shortest post in history.
Knowing that an economic collapse is coming of depression magnitude or worse, do Freepers want another republican Hoover, or is it time for a democrat Hoover in 2016 to reap what he has sown?
I fear for the former, but relish the justified karma of the latter.
Yes, I know, cutting off my nose despite my face, self flagellation and all that. The recovery, if possible, will be long in coming; far beyond the years of the next presidency.
Get another left winger in the WH and we will have a full blown hot WWIII.
This time it wont just be overseas where civilian populations are getting killed, it will be right here.
I think we need a Kirby.
It would depend on who the Dem is.
If it is another obama-type [someone with special political consideration], the problems could continue to be covered over for as long as possible.
Obama has had the advantage of being the first black president. If the next Dem has similar special consideration, he/she could be ‘hands off’.
Alternately, even if the GOP nominated a black hispanic muslim lesbian female, she would be attacked from the moment she got the nomination.
I am going for the republican Hoover.
A democrat Hoover will make the depression deeper and longer and may even start WWIII like Roosevelt used WWII to get out of the depression.
Just look at Argentina. The socialists keep getting elected and they have had a depression for about 25 years now with no end in sight.
The Wednesday after a Republican is elected President the current QE will be completely removed and the stock market will tank (which should have happened long ago). Hoover will be blamed. The GOP can’t win a public opinion poll with the MSM, but we would still be better off with a Hoover.
please see above...
“I think we need a Kirby.”
That would be an improvement. What we have is a Red Devil.
Given the revolution in oil & gas production from fracking—(we’re now THE largest nat. gas producer in the world, and next year will become THE largest oil producer...)and with that kind of money being made, even the green-nazis can’t stop it; I’m not at all convinced we’re in for an economic collapse.
But for fracking we would be....but, we’re not there.
Democrat Hoover (Hillary).
I think he’s asking “Which sucks less”?
I don’t know that this country could survive another Democrat in the White House, but then I don’t know that this country has survived this one. We may already be the walking dead, in which case who we have in the White House in the future won’t matter much. The GOPe wouldn’t make any difference. There probably won’t be an after this time around.
I hear that argument every election.
Herbert Hoover DID make the depression worse. There’s this myth that he just sat back and did nothing. Not true. He actively intervened significantly in the economy. If he HAD sat back and done nothing there would have been a sharp contraction but a quick recovery.
Personally, I LOVE Hoover Dam. It shows what we can do if we look at nature as something to be TAMED, rather than feared.
Post of the day!
We need a Dyson, they really have the power to clean DC up.
Possibly shortest answer in history:
“I hear that argument every election.”
I hear that argument every election too, but we have never been almost 18 trillion in debt or more. This one is uber-consequential.
I’d also like to know why the republicans are forever tarred as the depression party whereas the democrats are never tagged as the party of war: WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc.
The country needs a republican for sure, but all it took is Hoover for the republican party to be tarred as the depression party; whereas the democrats are never called the War party.
Fascist media PC and indoctrination is the cancerous undoing of our once great country.
“Get another left winger in the WH and we will have a full blown hot WWIII.”
Yes, but does the media ever refer to the democrats as the War party ?
Love the Calvinator. I just read his biography by Shales.
That man spent hours each day with his Treasury Secretary trimming the federal budget. He did strongly believe in tariffs though, but that was the way to protect American jobs.
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