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  • What Does it Mean to Be a Democrat?

    08/08/2015 4:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | August 8, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Matthew Dowd identified four factions that make up the Republican Party: the Tea Party, libertarians, social conservatives and establishment Republicans. Note that three of these groups are identified almost exclusively by how they think. Arguably the fourth is as well. The Republican Party definitely attracts people who take ideas seriously.What about the Democratic Party? It’s tempting to say that Democrats are liberal. But did you know that the base of the party – those that are the most reliable supporters of Democratic candidates – are not particularly liberal at all?According to Pew research,...
  • The Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Thread April 13, 1945

    04/13/2015 11:57:44 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 12 replies ^ | 4/13/45
    Radio links follow.
  • THE REVOLUTION WAS(Profound essay on the New Deal- LONG READ)

    02/13/2009 1:24:35 PM PST · by managusta · 43 replies · 985+ views
    Roosevelt Myth ^ | 1938 | Garet Garrett
    There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within...
  • Betrayal of the Democratic Party

    10/21/2001 11:12:41 AM PDT · by LiberalBuster · 43 replies · 4,377+ views
    Book: The Naked Capitalist (appendix) | January 25, 1936 | Alfred E. (Al) Smith
    BETRAYAL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY By Alfred E. (Al) Smith [Alfred E. Smith, Democratic governor of New York during four terms, became the Democratic candidate for President in 1928 but lost to Herbert Hoover. In 1932 he supported Franklin D. Roosevelt for President, but by 1936 he was so shocked and alarmed by what he saw happening that he decided to warn his Party. Because of the popularity of President Roosevelt this step was considered by some to be virtual treason. Nevertheless, on January 25, 1936, Alfred F. Smith gave the following speech in Washington, D.C., to warn the American ...
  • Understanding Today By Remembering Our History: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Social Security

    06/28/2012 10:43:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies
    Social Security Administration Historical Documents ^ | AUGUST 14, 1935 through OCTOBER 28, 1944
    Presidential Statement Signing The Social Security Act. AUGUST 14, 1935 Today a hope of many years' standing is in large part fulfilled. The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young people have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age. The man with a job has wondered how long the job would last. This social security measure gives at least some protection to thirty millions of our citizens who will reap direct benefits through unemployment compensation, through old-age pensions...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • I'm the fourth best president in American history ~ Barack Obama

    12/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 158 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/13/11 | RobtKraft/Granny Jan
    Obama is certainly the most arrogant president in American history. This clip from the end of the entire 60 Minutes Obama interview didn't make it on air.
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    (Full Title) FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Release Date:October 11, 2011 Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression....
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is No FDR - Republican Mission Is To See Obama Fail [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/25/2009 1:01:29 AM PST · by seanmerc · 58 replies · 3,369+ views ^ | 24 Dec 09 | Helen "The Grinch" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The spirit of Christmas seems to have escaped Congress, maybe even the country. Have you ever encountered such mean spiritedness and political conniving as are now on display on Capitol Hill? In the past, we have had great philosophical divisions in the struggle for civil rights, especially when southern legislators ran the show. In praise of democracy, fortunately they lost. And of course there also was the "red scare" fomented by Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., in the 1950s when he led the commie-hunting movement that ended up victimizing government officials, academia and Hollywood. We recovered from that, too....
  • Guest Editorial (Definitely worth a look-see!)

    07/01/2005 7:35:19 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | July 1, 2005 | Editorial
    Every now and again, we like to open up this column to others who, by their experiences, tend to have more of a perspective on the crises that Americans face. After President Bushs speech the other night, we thought it would be interesting to ask for a few comments from somebody from the other side of the aisle, a good Democrat who can speak on the challenges of a new and different kind of war.So please, sir, what is your take on the effort? Is there a plan? Why is it taking so long? Is the enemy winning? Or, at...
  • FDR didn't give a damn about the Jews nor did the NYTimes - (Rush covered this today, on air)

    05/05/2005 8:32:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,009+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 5, 2005 | Sidney Zion
    It's a given that The New York Times ignored the Holocaust, a sin of omission confessed by the paper itself. Now we have a book that says it ain't so that from the beginning to the end of World War II, The Times published 1,186 stories about the extermination of the European Jews. It just buried the stories inside. "Buried by The Times" is the title of the book, and it's more damning by far than anything the critics ever said about the paper's coverage of the worst mass murder in history. This book proves that The Times not...
  • What is wrong with Libertarianism.

    08/01/2002 3:27:45 PM PDT · by Tomalak · 196 replies · 4,066+ views
    Conservative Commentary ^ | 28 July 2002 | Peter Cuthbertson
    Thought for the day If you believe in a truly libertarian society, your only way to success is in working to build a society based upon traditional morality, shame and chastity. Contradictory? Actually, no. Given a little examination, it turns out to be rather obvious; almost self-evidently true. If you want to live in a country where every man supports himself rather than looking to the taxpayer, where crime is rare and so massive police powers, ID cards and DNA databases are superfluous, you will not do so on the back of the destructive policies of social liberalism. Libertarians traditionally...