Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dwight D. Eisenhower just called...

Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks from the past in support of core progressive programs under attack in his day by fringe elements of obscure parties, which are now being seriously challenged by powerful, effective, and determined members of his own party today.

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid." ─President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952
The image comes via @TheRiverWanders on Twitter.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Unfortunately, when Republican President Eisenhower said this he had no idea of how far his own party would go in inciting hate and fear and dumbing down the electorate until many in his own party actually embraced those same actions.