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Sat Feb 18, 2017, 01:33 PM

A Republican gave a speech once..and we can quote it over and over..April 16, 1953

President Dwight D. Eisenhower..."Chance for Peace Speech "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chance_for_Peace_speech


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. . . . This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron...
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Sadly..when he left office in 1961...he gave another great speech about the "military industrial complex" and what it stands for...but that one is for another time...

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Reply A Republican gave a speech once..and we can quote it over and over..April 16, 1953 (Original post)
Stuart G Feb 2017 OP
BSdetect Feb 2017 #1
Stuart G Feb 2017 #2
Dave Starsky Feb 2017 #3
Stuart G Feb 2017 #4
Dave Starsky Feb 2017 #5
Stuart G Feb 2017 #6
mitch96 Feb 2017 #9
Dave Starsky Feb 2017 #10
colsohlibgal Feb 2017 #7
mitch96 Feb 2017 #11
Thirties Child Feb 2017 #8

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 01:41 PM

1. That is now anti-American dogma to the repugnants

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 01:45 PM

2. I agree with you completely. A few Republicans might hold that view, but

Eisenhower is rarely if ever quoted. I guess most Republicans would not even know he said those words, and now most would say that is ..now anti-American...as you said.. Thank You for your ideas..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 01:51 PM

3. Ike was a commie, hippie peacenik.

Not a brave, macho warrior like His Orange Majesty.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 01:55 PM

4. ...wait...didn't this "hippie peacenik" fight in a war...a really .."HUGE WAR" !!!!!!

or am I confusing him with.."His ORange Majesty"....(love that one)

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 02:09 PM

5. I seem to recall an Eisenhower who was a general in the Army.

But that would mean he served in the military instead of seeking half a dozen deferments due to a cyst on his butt. So that can't be right.

Must have been a relative. There are a lot of Eisenhowers.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 02:13 PM

6. The "Army"...was that the "United States Army" or ....

the "Army of Bolivia" ?
the "Army of the Union of Soviet Socialists" ?
the "Army of Mexico?

no..I don't think he got a dozen deferments..did he?

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:03 PM

9. Ironic

As both his orange majesty and Eisenhower both did not come from a political backround..
About as 180 as you can get...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:06 PM

10. I never thought about it that way, but yeah, you're right.

Like Michelle Obama said, the office doesn't change who you are, it REVEALS who you are.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 02:46 PM

7. They Have Come A Long Way Down

The top marginal tax rate every year Ike was in office was 91 or 92%. That got adjusted to top rates from 60 something to 70 something percent till the B actor got in office, he slashed it way, way down.

Greed is wrecking our nation.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 04:07 PM

11. The top marginal tax rate every year Ike was in office was 91 or 92%.

I believe I read where he got it thru so he could pay down the debt for WW 2.. Interesting with this "horrendous" tax on the rich it was one of the most prosperous for times for the American people. If the shit storm in Washington want's to make America Great Again, they don't have to re invent the wheel, just do what they did in the '50's...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:02 PM

8. My first vote was for Eisenhower. It was 1956 and I was 21. I'm still proud of that vote.

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