Very, Very, Very applicable for at least the past 13 years, probably most of the last 45.Regardless of party in Congress or the White House it is only going to get worse. It simply depends on which insanity you're more comfortable with.Grab the popcorn and beer.
13 years? Except for a brief period between 1981 and 1989, I'd say it's been true since 1933 and the election of FDR (the death of laissez faire) at least, if not his cousin "Teddy" (exempting Coolidge/Hoover)
Coolidge yes, but why Hoover? FDR merely adopted some of Hoover's idea's, and continued and expanded on what Hoover already had in place.
Politically elected leaders reflect the majority of the electorate who put them in office. Given our current Fraud-in-Chief, I'd say we've now seen that hit an all time low. Those who voted for that POS the first time could be excused as gullible but the second time; just plain mindless! You know who YOU are!
No Berg, they do not. They often represent something more like a dilemma.The current political dynamic has the right moving into an area frequented primarily by the cognitive infirm which leaves the so called liberals free to obey their handlers and move further right.The irony is that what you see is caused not by the presence of a progressive force in America but by its absence.Unfortunately, those responsible don't seem to know who they are.
B.O. and his abject failures have caused an epidemic of cognitive dissonance. It is evident right here on this site!
This being the 72nd anniversary of "The Day of Infamy", I'd have thought there were bigger fish to slice and dice and fry in commemoration. http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/4740-pearl-harbor-hawaii-was-surprised-fdr-was-not
Today happens to be PEARL HARBOR DAY - "A Day That Will Live In Infamy"Les Carpenter asked "When is it appropriate to fly the flag at half mast over the U.S. Capitol? He was referring, of course, to the mild controversy of over the president's decision to honor the late Nelson Mandela in this fashionI, however, thinking more broadly as I always tend to do, posted this reply:The flag should be flown at half mast PERMANENTLY from now on, for under the corrupt, depraved, deceitful, deluded, demented leadership we suffer with now, the United States of America -- as envisioned by the Founders -- and fought for with sincerity and desperate urgency in the Second World War -- has DIED. She has been moribund for several decades. The current administration has merely given her the coup de grace. As long as I live (hopefully not long) I shall bitterly mourn her loss, and weep for our children and grandchildren, because of the absolute HELL they will be forced to endure thanks to the foolishness of our electorate in electing leaders who zealously serve the forces of Darkness and their spineless opposition who vainly imagines it possible to compromise with the Devil -- and survive.
To be accurate with respect to question headline of recent post:http://rationalnationusa.blogspot.com/
I'm not quite as resigned to defeat and acceptance of the future planned for humanity on planet Earth as you seem to be, FT.I believe there are more people today than ever before that are finally awakening to the diabolical plans envisioned by this s-called committee of the elect to control every aspect of human life. The above article that I linked to does provide some good and clear insight into the Pearl Harbor attack. And thanks to the freedom of information act and the diligence of one former naval man who survived the attack at Pearl Harbor, signed copies of correspondence at the highest levels in the American government show who knew what, and when. There were definitely some high level who knew more about the impending "Day of Infamy" before it happened, just as there were in WW I and the sinking of the Lusitania (before it actually happened) changing the overwhelming non-interventionist thinking of the majority of Americans at that time, as well.
American Beauty Rose saidPearl Harbor If you never knew this small piece of history, it's time you did: Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor " by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday, December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, "Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?" Admiral Nimitz's reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, "The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make, or God was taking care of America . Which do you think it was?" Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, "What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?" Nimitz explained: Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800. Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships. Mistake number three: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America . I've never forgotten what I read in that little book. It is still an inspiration as I reflect upon it. In jest, I might suggest that because Admiral Nimitz was a Texan, born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas -- he was a born optimist. But anyway you look at it --Admiral Nimitz was able to see a silver lining in a situation and circumstance where everyone else saw only despair and defeatism. President Roosevelt had chosen the right man for the right job. We desperately needed a leader that could see silver linings in the midst of the clouds of dejection, despair and defeat. There is a reason that our national motto is, IN GOD WE TRUST
SO FDR bypassed his own, much vaunted "Brain Trust" and merely imitated his hated, frequently reviled predecessor?If so, FDR would have been the last person to give Hoover credit for anything. Rosenfeld (that was FDR's name in German-Yiddish, Roosevelt is Dutch-Yiddish) and his henchmen spent a great deal of energy blackening Hoover's reputation, and doing their best to obfuscate or minimize any decent thing Hoover ever did. And the D'Rat Machine kept this up YEARS after FDR was out of office.Character assassination is the Marxian-Communist-Socialist-Fabian-Progressive-Liberal-Marxicrat-Statist stock-in-trade. The tactic may have been incubated in the laboratories of the Frankfurt School, but to all intents and purposes in twentieth-century American politics it comes straight out of Saul Alinsky's putrid anus.This idea that FDR's ALPHABET SOUP was really Hoover's idea, is highly reminiscent of the way today's DemonRats loudly trumpet that Obamacare's origins came straight from the Heritage Foundation.Possibly so, but it's astounding how the character of ideas and the means by which they are implemented quickly tarnish, begin to ferment, devlop bad odor, and then become toxic to public interest once adopted by the DemonRats.
Politics FT. Politics. Like all else interpreted by people with various backgrounds and biases.My comment is based in reality. Now, if you wish to discuss FDR's own addition to the furtherance of statisim I'm down with that.Your flourish for rhetorical embellishment is enviable FT.
Hoover, becauseof the way he handled the response to the Flood of 1927... instead of putting the refugee's on "relief", he put them to WORK re-building.A much different response than "Katrina".
Thank you for that reminder FJ.Along the same lines as public work projects of the GD.
GD? Please, elaborate.
Although this project wasn't "voluntary"... fllod relief victims were "conscripted".
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