To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Henry Wallace was the most radical political figure ever to advance to national politics. He was further to the left than Huey Long. He would have replaced Roosevelt in April of 1945. Had he done so, America would be a far better place to live in. Harry Truman personally imposed the modern national security state. It was Truman who created the CIA. It was Truman who created the foundation of the Department of Homeland Security. It was Truman who expanded Americas Empire around the world. It was Truman who got us into the Korean War, and would not even call it a war, never gaining congressional approval. Wallace would never have been able to get that through Congress, because conservatives in Congress would have opposed him. Everybody knew how far to the left he was, and he had no national constituency of his own. Conservatives looked at Truman in preference to Wallace. They make that sort of mistake all the time.
Exactly the same situation with Mitt vs. Obama. With Mitt, the Republicans will rubber-stamp every "center-left" thing he wants to do. With Obama, the Republicans will oppose a lot more of the far-left stuff he wants to do. An activist center-left government gets worse results than gridlock between a far-left executive branch and a center-right Congress.
posted on 04/19/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT
(From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
(Article) Henry Wallace was the most radical political figure ever to advance to national politics. He was further to the left than Huey Long. He would have replaced Roosevelt in April of 1945. Had he done so, America would be a far better place to live in.
This is one of the most incredibly stupid statements ever written.
North has no way of knowing how things would have played out with Henry Wallace in the White House. Wallace was Stalin's man, tied to all the Stalinist front groups, and a thoroughgoing Communist. He was redder than Obama, and that's saying a lot.
Making a call on a Wallace-GOP slugfest in the 40's, given FDR's, Bill Clinton's, and Obama's successes in simply issuing E.O.'s to all and sundry as if they were imperial ukases, is an epic exercise in moral hazard for any handicapper.
North is full of it.
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