Will Obama brag about the democrat party's history?
How dems treat the troops: http://mvpproject.org/in-the-news/va-mil: A 92% drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law. It’s happening across the nation.
Democrats embrace pres. Teddy Roosevelt’s (1901-09) "change" for America:
-A National Health Service
-Social insurance for the elderly, unemployed and disabled
-Limited injunctions in union strikes
-Federal income tax
TR didn't care how "change" would impact the Constitution: “This, I know, implies a policy of a far more active governmental interference with social and economic conditions in this country than we have yet had, but I think we have got to face the fact that such an increase in governmental control is now necessary.”
Dem. pres. Wilson's (1913-1918) "change": “You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” He may have been the first multiculturalist: “No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” Obama put it this way: “Every nation is exceptional in its own way.”
A generation later dem. pres. FDR articulated “change” (before Congress, 1/11/44):
-“We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights...”
-The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation
-The right of every family to a decent home
-The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health
-The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
LBJ’s “change,” The Great Society, became the largest redistribution of wealth program in history. But Obama is “out-changing” them all.
It is only because of the Internet, talk radio and Fox News (none existed a generation ago!) that we are learning the truth about how successful the democrat party has been with their “Change”:
-2/4/10 Gallup poll: 61% of liberals have a positive view of socialism.
-6/2/11 Gallup poll: 71% of democrats favor re-distributing wealth.
-9/6-9/2012 http://www.gallup.com/poll/157481/majori… Those who believe government should have more control over our lives: Republicans 15%; Independents, 29%; Democrats 67%.
-Now they have national health care, the foundation of all welfare and socialist states.
pbs.org: “The Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children.”
pbs.org: After [democrat] Wilson was elected in 1912 blacks were segregated or dismissed from federal positions.
-100 members of Congress from the South (96 Democrats and 4 Republicans), present a "Declaration of Constitutional Principles" that criticized the Supreme Court in its Brown v. Board of Education decision for desegregating schools and protested civil rights initiatives.
-“During this period, they [KKK] often forged alliances with Southern police departments, as in Birmingham, Alabama; or with governor's offices, as with George Wallace [democrat] of Alabama who, on his inauguration as governor of Alabama on January 14, 1963, proclaimed 'Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.'” wikipedia
Which party promoted the 1964 Civil Rights Act (outlawing discrimination against Blacks and women)? In the Senate, democrats 63%, Republicans 80%; in the House, Democrats 61%, Republicans 80%.
Which party opposed the 1965 Civil Rights Act? In the Senate, democrats 27%, Republicans 6%; in the House, democrats 22%, Republicans 18%.
For years Dem. Senator Robert Byrd was the "Grand Dragon" of the entire Mid-Atlantic states. (6/19/05 Washington Post). He filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was the longest-serving senator in history and democrats chose him as their Senate leader many times. He died in-office two years ago: “VP Biden said today that with the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd the Senate lost a legend and he lost a dear friend and mentor.” 6/28/10 ABC News
The New Yorker: “Tim Russert told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, ‘A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.’” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/…
“The modern Republican Party absolutely owes its origin to the fight over slavery” Google search “CNN Explains: How the GOP began."
- megLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
You missed that the KKK was a democrat thing, mostly to intimidate voters.
- laforgeLv 43 years ago
commonly, at the same time as a record is undesirable, the politically expedient (albeit dishonest) element to do is attempt your toughest to diminish the wear and tear. sure, this is real, at the same time as governments have not achieved what they said they got down to do, typically they stay silent about their lack of useful success, or deflect blame elsewhere. contained when it comes to President Obama, he has, at circumstances, regarded blunders, yet also deflected blame onto an obstructionist abode or the previous govt administration. a number of that's justified, some isn't. to position blame squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats, notwithstanding, in effortless blinkered partisanship. tell me something: do you no longer imagine the GOP does the same? in case you imagine they are innocent, i might want to like to speak with you about the large statesman-like speeches given on the 2008 and 2012 GOP conventions via former President George W Bush. or perhaps the the type of circumstances George W Bush become said via brand as a GOP popular-bearer contained in the perfect...4 years. i somewhat am sorry for this non, or anti-partisan reaction, yet heavily, some human beings opt for to have it thrust of their faces.
- Chewy Ivan 2Lv 77 years ago
Why would Obama brag about the Democratic Party that existed before he was even born? Why should we look so far back in history when we can just look at the presidencies of Reagan and Bush to see that Romney's economic agenda will just set the country up for another economic crash?
Dredging up ancient history like this is a sign of conservative desperation.