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Roiling the Mid-Term Waters: Recalling Woodrow Wilsonís Disastrous 1918 Gaffe
Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2010 | David Pietrusza

Posted on 11/04/2010 1:39:41 PM PDT by statestreet

Barack Obama’s controversial comments to the Latino community on Univision radio urging them towards a policy of “we’re gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us” certainly ranked among the less savvy political remarks in the run-up to the 2010 mid-term elections.

But they were hardly without precedent.

In 1918’s mid-term elections, President Woodrow Wilson similarly stirred a hornets’ nest when he unleashed his own considerable wrath upon congressional Republicans.

And with similar disastrous consequences.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; midterms; progressives; roosevelt; wilson

1 posted on 11/04/2010 1:39:45 PM PDT by statestreet
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To: statestreet

Yeah, Wilson is still paying for that “If you adopt my League Of Nations idea, gentlemen, I predict that some day, a Marxist Kenyan will occupy the White House” gaffe.


2 posted on 11/04/2010 1:45:14 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: statestreet

Our first commie POTUS.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: statestreet

Woodrow Wilson was a vicious, nasty, racist, World Government soft-Socialist. He deserves a reputation at or near the bottom of presidents in all these presidential rankings. He is the first president to bring segregation to the federal government in the face of Republican opposition. His economic policies were a disaster. All around bad guy at both a personal and policy level.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 2:06:45 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Of course he was a racist. He was a democrat; party of slavery, secession, the KKK, Jim Crow.

FUBO & FAD


5 posted on 11/04/2010 2:09:43 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: statestreet

Progressives of a feather.


6 posted on 11/04/2010 2:42:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: statestreet

“we’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us”

I believe this is the motto of any Chicago machine politician worth his salt. Obama came through the Chicago political system. We should be surprised if he DIDN’T think exactly like this. What’s corruption to objective observers is merely politics as usual for Obama and his crew.


7 posted on 11/04/2010 2:47:56 PM PDT by DrC
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