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A little quiz for a Sunday: Who Said It?
facebook | 9/18/11 | Hoagy62

Posted on 09/18/2011 2:31:14 PM PDT by hoagy62

I saw a quote on Facebook and I was surprised that the person in question said this. Let's see if my fellow FReepers can guess who said the following...

"Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things, but their number is negligible and they are stupid."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: history; quiz; quotes
Okay, FReepers...who said it?
1 posted on 09/18/2011 2:31:25 PM PDT by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

Eisenhower, but I doubt he foresaw this debt mess we are in today, so the words hold no more weight.


2 posted on 09/18/2011 2:36:55 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: hoagy62

a RINO from texas


3 posted on 09/18/2011 2:37:13 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: bolobaby

Got it in one, bolo. And I think you’re right.


4 posted on 09/18/2011 2:38:06 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: hoagy62

Ike


5 posted on 09/18/2011 2:38:40 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: hoagy62

I Like Ike


6 posted on 09/18/2011 2:38:50 PM PDT by scottteng (Proud parent of a Life scout)
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To: hoagy62
It was President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a letter he wrote to his brother on November 8, 1954

Source

7 posted on 09/18/2011 2:41:26 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: hoagy62

“but their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

I guess Ike never foresaw the insane level of stupidity that liberals have today compared to 60 years ago.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 2:42:22 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: hoagy62

This was also said in the 1950’s; I don’t think it’s an incredibly ludicrous proposition that what was true about America then might not be true anymore.


9 posted on 09/18/2011 2:45:15 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: eclecticEel

The first participants in any Ponzi scheme always do just fine.....


10 posted on 09/18/2011 2:50:55 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: hoagy62

Ike threw McCarthy under the bus.


11 posted on 09/18/2011 2:57:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ConservativeDude

Ida Mae Fuller -

Paid $24.

Collected $22,000.


12 posted on 09/18/2011 2:58:44 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: hoagy62

FDR?


13 posted on 09/18/2011 3:13:40 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: hoagy62

Patton saw Ike for the politition he was. That was a major factor in their astrangement.


14 posted on 09/18/2011 4:15:55 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: decimon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks hoagy62.
"Should any political party attempt to abolish Social Security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things, but their number is negligible and they are stupid."

15 posted on 09/18/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; hoagy62

Close but no cigar.

“Now it is true that I believe this country is following a dangerous trend when it permits too great a degree of centralization of governmental functions. I oppose this—in some instances the fight is a rather desperate one. But to attain any success it is quite clear that the Federal government cannot avoid or escape responsibilities which the mass of the people firmly believe should be undertaken by it. The political processes of our country are such that if a rule of reason is not applied in this effort, we will lose everything—even to a possible and drastic change in the Constitution. This is what I mean by my constant insistence upon “moderation” in government. Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.5 Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”


16 posted on 09/18/2011 5:02:58 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv; hoagy62; Kaslin

In post #7, Kaslin gives a link to the entire letter and it’s probably worth a read.


17 posted on 09/18/2011 5:06:24 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; Kaslin

Thanks!

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/presidential-papers/first-term/documents/1147.cfm


18 posted on 09/18/2011 5:26:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hoagy62

I like “Who said it?” quizzes.

Ms. Smith, an Ohio 5th grade teacher said, “OK class, let’s begin by reviewing some American History..... Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’ ?”
A sea of blank faces, except for Little Johnny a new enrollee from deep south Texas , quickly had his hand up, waving wildly....: ‘Patrick Henry, 1775, M’am !! ‘ he said.
‘Very good !!!’
Who said, ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth ?’
Again, there was no response except from Little Johnny, ‘President Abraham Lincoln, 1863’.
‘Ooh-h Excellent !!!’, said Ms. Smith, ‘let’s try one a little bit more challenging, OK ... ??’
Who said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country ?’
Once again, Johnny’s was the only hand waving in the air and he said; ‘President John F. Kennedy, 1961’.
Ms. Smith frustrated by the other student’s reluctance to provide answers barks at the class, ‘Children, you should be very ashamed of yourselves, Little Johnny isn’t from Ohio and he knows more about history than you do.’
She heard a loud whisper: ‘F*ck those Texans !!’
‘Who said that ..? I want to know right now!’ she angrily demands.
Little Johnny shoots his hand up, ‘General Santana to the defenders at the Alamo .’
At that point, a student in the back said, ‘ Aw man, I think I’m gonna puke !!’
Ms. Smith glares around and snaps, ‘Who said that !?’
Little Johnny abruptly says, ‘George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.’
Now furious, another student yells, ‘Oh yeah... Well, s*ck this, kid !!!!’
Little Johnny jumps up again out of his chair waving his hand wildly and shouts, ‘President Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!’
With almost mob hysteria in the room someone from the back of the class yells, ‘You little sh*t. If you say anything else, I’m gonna kill you !!!’
Little Johnny frantically yells at the top of his voice, ‘Michael Jackson to the kid testifying against him, 2004.’
Upon hearing little Johnny answer...Ms. Smith faints.
The class quickly gathers around the teacher on the floor, someone says, ‘Oh sh*t, We’re all screwed now !’
Little Johnny looks around and proudly says, ‘the American people, November 4, 2008.


19 posted on 09/18/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("What this president has said & what he has done are completely unrelated."-Tom McClintock 3-10-11)
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To: FreeKeys

THAT is a keeper and I shall gladly pass it on!!


20 posted on 09/18/2011 6:05:41 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: FreeKeys

Great! Will save and pass it on!


21 posted on 09/18/2011 6:43:22 PM PDT by octex
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To: WePledge; Still Thinking; GOP Jedi; investigateworld; Crush; FreedomPoster; Nicholas Conradin; ...
As long as you enjoy passing things along. How about this?

Now, let me get this straight . . .  We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents and a militarized civilian "ready reserve corps," authorized by a 2,500 page bill written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes but will make sure we pay ours, for which we'll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect and which takes billions away from Medicare, scored by a non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that says it will add another trillion dollars to the national debt anyway, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a government that is already broke and has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, is that right?   What could possibly go wrong?

22 posted on 09/18/2011 6:52:51 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The evidence that Obama's true agenda is to weaken the country he 'rules' is stacking up."-N.Boortz)
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To: FreeKeys

Maxine


23 posted on 09/18/2011 7:02:34 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: CrazyIvan

My Daddy, a World War II officer, had great respect for General Patton. As for Eisenhower, he always said ‘Ike couldn’t properly pour piss out of a boot even if the directional arrow was stamped on the heel.’


24 posted on 09/18/2011 7:10:57 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: octex; Nachum; SJackson; DManA; EnigmaticAnomaly; JimVT; Winged Hussar; Frantzie; ...
Great! Will save and pass it on!

Terrific! As long as you enjoy passing things along. How about this?

Let me get this straight . . .  We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents and a militarized civilian "ready reserve corps," authorized by a 2,500 page bill written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a President who smokes, with funding administered by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes but will make sure we pay ours, for which we'll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect and which takes billions away from Medicare, scored by a non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that says it will add another trillion dollars to the national debt anyway, all to be overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a government that is already broke and has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, is that right?   What could possibly go wrong?

25 posted on 09/18/2011 7:34:05 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("I've never believed that Obama has the best interests of the United States at heart."-Thomas Sowell)
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To: FreeKeys

To the President and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,both parties. It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke

b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

c. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?


26 posted on 09/18/2011 7:49:48 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch; AdmSmith; businessprofessor; fhayek; Freemarkets101; John Locke; the invisib1e hand; ...

EXCELLENT!

BTTT


27 posted on 09/18/2011 7:59:29 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("Everything Washington has done so far to 'fix' the economy has had a detrimental effect."-Huckabee)
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To: RipSawyer

ping


28 posted on 09/18/2011 7:59:54 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: FreeKeys

I don’t know why you randomly chose me to be on your ping list...without my request or permission I might add...but please remove me tonight.


29 posted on 09/18/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

done!


30 posted on 09/18/2011 8:13:14 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Elected officials are making decisions that affect your life. Pay attention or lose your liberties.)
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To: FreeKeys

HAHA!! Sounds about right to me! not


31 posted on 09/18/2011 9:35:53 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: hoagy62

I’ve been surprised to read that even in its earliest days the people who came up with soc sec realized it was doomed.

This really amazed me as I had always thought: how could they foresee the birth control pill?

I’d appreciate any comments about this.

I also have to say, if I don’t get the soc sec I’m expecting to get I may be ruined. Of course, the way things are going I may be ruined anyway.

The suck had just gone on way too long. I’m a bookkeeper, I do NOTHING except stress about money now. My company’s money, my money, it’s just dreadful and it has been dreadful for 3 years solid now and for about 5 out of the last 7 years.

Please, I implore all Freepers and Lurkers and Friends, vote for Obama’s Republican opponent next November.

Whether it’s Perry or Palin or Romney or Somebody Else, just vote for that person.

GET THIS NINCOMPOOP OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!


32 posted on 09/18/2011 10:42:24 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: B4Ranch

bookmarked!


33 posted on 09/19/2011 1:21:04 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: B4Ranch

bookmarked!


34 posted on 09/19/2011 1:21:14 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: FreeKeys

I’m definitely going to use that. :’)


35 posted on 09/19/2011 4:21:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: octex

ping for later....thanks for the post!


36 posted on 09/19/2011 4:27:54 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: FreeKeys
LOVE IT!!

Unable to memorize it....but it is fantastic.

Gotta love "little Johny"!!

37 posted on 09/19/2011 4:33:19 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: hoagy62

I wonder who the “splinter group” were that Eisenhower was refering to....?


38 posted on 09/19/2011 4:34:00 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: FreeKeys

Nice...:-)


39 posted on 09/19/2011 8:26:24 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: FreeKeys

This is like the winner of the Bad Idea Contest.


40 posted on 09/19/2011 12:47:22 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: B4Ranch

Why are you pretending these Democrat programs (other than the Post Office) are bi-partisan or that many or most of the GOP did not vote against them?


41 posted on 09/19/2011 12:50:16 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: arrogantsob

Should I have included the DHS in the mix? Have the Reps done anything to shut down these agencies or have they approved their bloated budgets each year without a whimper?

Do you actually believe we have two separate functioning parties after three years on FR?

No, I am not going to debate this with you because at the end of the day your opinion and mine won’t have changed. We won’t have accomplished anything by being rude to a stranger who the odds of meeting are slim to nine.

Smile and will have a better day than you expected.


42 posted on 09/19/2011 1:11:01 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: B4Ranch

“Do you actually believe we have two separate functioning parties after three years on FR?” Of course, that is obvious.

BTW the government we have is the government the People believed it wanted.


43 posted on 09/19/2011 1:23:34 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: DuncanWaring

And that’s $22,000 in old-timey money! When a buck was with a thing or two!


44 posted on 09/19/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: B4Ranch; FreeKeys

OUTSTANDING! Thanks. BUMP-TO-THE-TOP!


45 posted on 09/20/2011 7:50:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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