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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:12 PM

 

Harry Truman's Definition Of A Republican Rings True Even Today

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Reply Harry Truman's Definition Of A Republican Rings True Even Today (Original post)
johnlennon_shallrise Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
dballance Dec 2012 #2
trumad Dec 2012 #3
dballance Dec 2012 #5
JHB Dec 2012 #9
blueclown Dec 2012 #13
pangaia Dec 2012 #10
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #16
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #7
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #4
Cha Dec 2012 #6
mzteaze Dec 2012 #8
John2 Dec 2012 #11
bvar22 Dec 2012 #14
chemenger Dec 2012 #12
roguevalley Dec 2012 #15
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #17
treestar Dec 2012 #18

Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. and today they not often held accountable for these values nt

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

2. Interesting how nothing has changed in so many years

Except the Republicans have gotten worse.

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:26 AM

3. my favorite president of all timely fashion

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Response to trumad (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:48 AM

5. Isn't it Interesting Some of the Most Progressive Legislation was Enacted under Repubs?

We got the interstate system and the Environmental Protection Agency under Republican administrations. We also got national parks and wetlands preserved for the people.

Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon and even Saint Reagan would be run out of their party now. They'd be called Democrats.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:27 AM

9. That's because for those Republicans...

...the "Southern Strategy" either wasn't invented yet or was still in its early stages.

Now, the deliberate cultivation of the politics of bile have entered its terminal stage and is consuming its host.

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Response to JHB (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:32 AM

13. The "Southern Strategy" helped enact the New Deal.

I don't think your theory holds much water.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:58 AM

10. Better clarify that it was Teddy. R... :>)

Although moat here probably know that.

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Response to dballance (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:14 PM

16. Nah...actually here's what they'd be called.

Roosevelt (Teddy) -- Communist
Eisenhower -- Socialist
Nixon -- Establishment Man
Reagan -- Weak

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Response to trumad (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:08 AM

7. Agreed

He was indeed one of, if not the very best!

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:29 AM

4. He had foresight.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:05 AM

6. Wow! tbe only thing that's changed is..

republicons have gotten meaner and uglier. And, they tried to Buy the White House, Harry, but We The People and President Barack Obama held them back.

Thanks johnlennon

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:19 AM

8. Great Quote

Liked it so much I found the rest of the quote from a speech in October 13, 1948:

Well, I have been studying the Republican Party for over 12 years at close hand in the Capital of the United States. And by this time, I have discovered where the Republicans stand on most of the major issues.

Since they won't tell you themselves, I am going to tell you.

They approve of the American farmer-but they are willing to help him go broke.

They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing.

They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights.

They favor a minimum wage--the smaller the minimum the better.

They indorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools.

They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them.

They approve of social security benefits-so much so that they took them away from almost a million people.

They believe in international trade--so much so that they crippled our reciprocal trade program, and killed our International Wheat Agreement.

They favor the admission of displaced persons--but only within shameful racial and religious limitations.

They consider electric power a great blessing-but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

They say TVA is wonderful--but we ought never to try it again.

They condemn "cruelly high prices"--but fight to the death every effort to bring them down.

They think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people.

And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

Now, my friends, that is the Wall Street Republican way of life. But there is another way--there is another way--the Democratic way, the way of the Democratic Party.


http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=13046

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:25 AM

11. Harry S. Truman

 

did not believe in compromise, He believed in pushing his Policies through. The media today calls it divisiveness but Harry would call it leading and not being led. He also fired a certain popular General when he got too big for his Britches. They thought Harry was going to lose too, but he sure fooled them. Harry didn't hold back either when calling his opponents out. If they think President Obama is divisive, then they will be shocked if they looked at Truman's speeches. Today's Republican party will have a heart attack.

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Response to John2 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:25 PM

14. Harry Truman is one of my favorite DEMOCRATS!


"I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the Fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign."

---President Harry Truman
QED:2010


Leadership! "The Buck Stops HERE!" NO Excuses!




You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their rhetoric, promises, or excuses.
Solidarity99!
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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:32 AM

12. If I may be so presumptuous ... The only thing I would add to President Truman's statement is

Republicans will loudly and wholeheartedly support our troops while they are overseas fighting but f**k them over once they return home.

Proof that everything changes yet nothing changes!

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Response to chemenger (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:10 PM

15. he was the greatest ever.

when he was finished in office, he and Bess took a cab to the trains station and were let off. they stood on the platform and stared at each other. Then they got on and went home to Missouri. I was actually born into a different world from most posting here.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:42 PM

17. Just finished reading "Working with Truman"

a great read by my friend Ken Hechler, one of Truman's assistants.


It's a great insider account of the White House in those years worth checking out.

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Response to johnlennon_shallrise (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:55 PM

18. Now that is all still true plus

They believe in freedom of religion but only for white Christians

They believe in marriage but only for straight people

They believe rape is wrong but only if it's legitimate

They think peace is great but want to go to war on the slightest pretense, or a made up pretense, and don't like the idea of the UN or any international treaties or organization.

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