Skip to comments.Harry Truman announces his candidacy for president--again.
Posted on 05/12/2007 6:49:50 AM PDT by rhema
If Harry were alive today he’d be a Republican. Can anyone imagine Harry S. Truman supporting a Party which advocated homosexual marriage? Or, abortion that is really infanticide? Or cutting and running from our obligations in the Middle East?
NEWSWEAK is right about one thing, we could use another Truman, and maybe his name is Fred Thompson.
You mean Weekly Standard, right?
At least Truman didn't claim to see into the man's soul.
I don’t remember any Memorial hospital in KC. There is a Truman Medical Center, however.
Weekly World News
FDR would pick Truman to be his running mate in 1944 and in the Spring of 1945 when FDR passed President Truman now had a need to know and was briefed on the weapon that would change the world.
I remember, when I read his memoirs, that he believed that one of the key components of a President's policy positions was a reading of and appreciation for HISTORY!
I have q degree in History and a minor in Political Science. I hereby throw my hat in the ring. You won't be sorry!
Yeah, I mean WEEKLY STANDARD; NEWSWEAK can’t even be right about one thing.
You got my vote.
That's only fair. If Mussolini were alive today he'd be a democrat.
He’d get my vote in a New York minute.
Can anyone imagine Harry Truman in a party whose elected members refused to close the borders, and prosecuted its own border agents and Marines for attempting to kill the enemy?
The majority of leading DEMs and especially those in the South were violently opposed to Truman's stated civil rights positions.
VP Henry Wallace ('41-'45) is an example of the DEMs even then... he would have been POTUS if he had remained VP in 1944 with FDR's pending death. Wallace ran against Truman in '48 on three major issues; Turn our nukes over to the United Nations, nationalize all the railroads and coal mines, and provide huge reconstruction funding for the Soviet Union.
Just few points from McCullough's book Truman.
Harry bears little resemblance to today's DEM traitors.
Harry’s conduct at Postdam was pure Democrat Party “roll over and play dead” tactics. Read his impressions of Stalin at this time...disgraceful.
Hmmm. Methinks the Weekly Standard is parodying some Republicans who are pining for another Ronald Reagan. I haven’t heard any Dems looking for another Harry.
Much better to be in Bush’s highly trained Army and get more respect from the Marines.
“Some day we’ll awake, have a reformation of the heart, teach our kids honor and kill a few sex psychologists, put boys in high schools with men teachers (not cissies), close all the girls finishing schools, shoot all the efficiency experts and become a nation of God’s people once more.”
From Truman’s diary some time in the 30’s
He might suspect the loyalty of some soldiers if they didn’t kill the enemy efficiently enough but merely “attempted.” A new degree of political correctness unfortunately now binds us.
And to think: Truman was more Republican than our current crop. (Think “roadmap.”)
He’d actually be eligible to run, if he wasn’t viability challenged. He was excluded from the provisions of the XXII.
I think I agree with you on the Republican thought of him being Republican today. Hell he already has an aircraft carrier named after him and he was a democrat. Oops I almost said he was the first but I forgot about JFK.
Vote for Truman? No way! I’ll give you three reasons: Korea, Communism, corruption.
Back then probably not much difference between dems and republicans at that time. Probably just on economics mostly. There was no abortion, gay marriage, embryonic cells, etc. In fact, they probably had it much easier then in politics.
So does Rep. Carl Vinson (D-Va.)
Now we have: North Korean (and Iranian) nukes, multiculturalism/globalism, and Abramoff corruption. I’m so impressed at our progress.
In '48 Reagan campaigned for Truman because Truman did a lot of things right --NATO, the Marshal Plan, and the Berlin Airlift, all of which halted the Russian empire at Greece, Turkey, and Austria.
Truman saw the need to stop Stalin and pushed for a huge expansion of the defense budget. The Taft Republicans fought the military every inch of the way saying that of course they supported the troops but they did not support the mission.
If we condemn Truman for the dumb things he did then we have to condemn Reagan too. If we can forgive Reagan by saying he changed with the '70's then we can forgive Truman by saying he would have changed had he lived that long. There's no having it both ways.
What made Truman such a Great President was not that he did not make mistakes, he did. It’s that he tried to do the right thing.
Truman recognized that in dealing with Stalin he couldn't get everything he wanted, but thought the US should be able to get 85%.
And, as far as I know, Bush was not the hand picked candidate funded by a gangster. Trumans start in politics was a leeeetle shady.
Yes, you have that exactly right!
Sure, Truman got a few things right, including his decision to nuke Japan. But then there’s the matter of Alger Hiss, the loss of China, and failure to finish the job in Korea when we had the Commies on the run. One might also recall that Truman was a supporter of big government—remember the Fair Deal?—and big labor.
Well, trying to do the right thing is probably better than trying to do the wrong thing, but imho actually accomplishing something is what counts.
Sen. Joe McCarthy tried really hard to stop Communist infiltration. He started in Jan. 1950 with a list of 205 "known communists" and proceeded to repeatedly change the number. The list was kept secret and all we got were faked photos and accusations that George Marshal and Ike Eisenhower were Stalin's agents. McCarthy never once successfully exposed one single Communist agent.
Truman fired hundreds of federal workers on suspicion, let thousands quit on their own, and he sent Hiss to jail.
Henry Wallace was a Communist. He was considered a major liability to the ticket and it was why he was demoted to Agriculture Secretary.
Carl Vinson was from Georgia. His grandnephew was Sen. Sam Nunn.
--and Reagan was a supporter of Truman. I refuse to hate Reagan, or give Reagan a pass and not Truman. Let's not value politics over principle. My take is that I'm glad Truman succeeded with standing up to Stalin and that he failed to get socialized medicine put into law.
And Hillary Clinton was a supporter of Goldwater.
And I'm glad that he failed in his attempt to veto the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947, aka the Taft Hartley law.
Here I am!
Truman called the Congressional investigation into Hiss "a red herring." It was Nixon who sent Hiss to jail.
How about Owen Lattimore, Irving Peress, and Annie Lee Moss?
"We could sure use a man like Truman Capote for our times."
This week Newsweek had a cover story about finding "the new Harry Truman" written by the grandson of one of the men Truman had defeated in 1948 (no, not Dewey or Wallace or Thurmond).
It looked to me like they'd spectacularly and stupidly missed the point.
Bush is like Truman in a lot of ways. He has Truman's strengths and weaknesses.
We don't need another Truman. What we need is a new Eisenhower to clean things up.
In his own day, Truman left the Presidency hated and spurned by the public. People thought he just wasn't up to the job.
Truman has a good reputation now, first because he was on the scene at a pivotal moment in our history, the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War, and second because subsequent generations came to see him as more honest and truthful than later Presidents.
Now Truman's stock is due to sink, though there are limits as to how low he can fall.
For Truman, FDR was a tough act to follow.
Nixon may have tried to take credit for Hiss going to jail, but he was in the legislature. Results are more important than talk. No matter what Truman said about Hiss, it was Truman's administration of federal laws (laws not enacted by Nixon) that sent Hiss to jail. Hiss was an actual KGB agent --according to the KGB. Please post a link showing direct KGB links to George Marshal, Ike Eisenhower, Owen Lattimore, Irving Peress, and Annie Lee Moss.
I dont know of anyone who has claimed that the KGB had direct links with George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhoweralthough Bob Dylan referred to Ike as a Russian spy in one of his satirical songs. As for the others, this book ought to help you out.
At least Democrats were still patriots back then...
Here’s another one: Tom Pendergast.
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