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How We Almost Had A Communist President Dick Morris TV: History Video!
Dick Morris ^ | 9/29/2012 | Dick Morris

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!


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: morris; video; wallace
I know what you're thinking. "Almost"?
1 posted on 09/29/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Sorry toe sucker. We gots one now


2 posted on 09/29/2012 8:16:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Signalman
Unlike the present Communist, Henry Wallace was a man of character. He was not totally corrupt and Wallace had intelligence, too.

It is worse now than if Henry Wallace would have been our President.

3 posted on 09/29/2012 8:16:34 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Signalman
I know what you're thinking.

It's like an episode of the X-Files. You're a mind reader.

4 posted on 09/29/2012 8:19:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Signalman; All

Well had Huey Long not been shot, the sob could have been President and could have been a dictator..


5 posted on 09/29/2012 8:27:38 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Stepan12

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


6 posted on 09/29/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: Signalman
We already had a Communist President in 1944 — Just like the one we had in 1914.

They just weren't in as much of a hurry as the one we have now

7 posted on 09/29/2012 8:58:14 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Signalman

Almost? We do have a communist president


8 posted on 09/29/2012 9:28:26 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Cowman

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.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: SoftwareEngineer

>> 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.”


10 posted on 09/29/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: noinfringers2
when Wilson brought in a European internationalist banker to create the Fed Reserve

Who are you referring to?

11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Hawthorn
FDR inflicted Wallace on his party in 1940 and was forced to take him off the ticket in 1944 by party bigshots who were concerned that FDR would not live out another term. If FDR had died before the convention in 1944, Wallace would have become President and presumably would have been the party's nominee for the next term...or if FDR had died later in 1944 but before the electoral college voted, Wallace might have been voted for by the Democrat electors (with HST for VP). Stalin would have gotten a lot more of Europe than he did.

Wallace definitely had the support of the Communist Party in 1948. Perhaps "fellow traveler" fits him best.

12 posted on 09/29/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: what's up

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.


13 posted on 09/29/2012 9:01:06 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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