Skip to comments.How We Almost Had A Communist President – Dick Morris TV: History Video!
Posted on 09/29/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT by Signalman
In this History video commentary, I discuss how Henry Wallace a communist almost became president in 1944. Tune in!
Sorry toe sucker. We gots one now
It is worse now than if Henry Wallace would have been our President.
It's like an episode of the X-Files. You're a mind reader.
Well had Huey Long not been shot, the sob could have been President and could have been a dictator..
He also renounced all ties to Communism in the 1950s and backed both Eisenhower and Nixon
I would not necessarily call him a “Communist”. He was more what I would call “Progressive”
In other words a “sympathizer” but not necessarily a “communist”. He believed that Capitalism and Communism could co-exist
However, he had the guts to admit (in writing no less!) that he had been fooled by Stalin and various communists
They just weren't in as much of a hurry as the one we have now
Almost? We do have a communist president
Many people just don’t realize that the leftest tilting of USA government was given much impetus when Wilson brought in a European internationalist banker to create the Fed Reserve. Roosevelt was certainly a left leaning politician and USA government has followed a socialistic trend since. Even Eisenhower, intentionally or by politics, was on the treadmill when he denounced McCarthy’s efforts to rid USA government of communists. I was no fan of McCarthy or communism.
>> I would not necessarily call him a Communist. <<
Agreed. Definitely not in the same category as Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss, David Horowitz’s parents, or the Rosenbergs.
>> He was more what I would call Progressive <<
Well, yeah, that was the official name of the party under whose banner he ran for POTUS in 1948, with full and active support of the CPUSA.
I think, however, that the more accurate term for Wallace would be what the CPUSA considered him, namely, a “useful idiot.”
Who are you referring to?
Wallace definitely had the support of the Communist Party in 1948. Perhaps "fellow traveler" fits him best.
I’m referring to Paul Warburg as the kingmaker of the Fed Reserve. However,at the time the Western world was overrun with bankers from Germany, England, and the USA. It appears that the nexus of the bankers/banking interests was with the Rothschilds of London or Frankfurt. I believe the Rothschilds still hold much of world conditions in their hands as has been the situation for many centuries.