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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Ike's Warning For the GOP

Courtesy of David Sirota:

"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 you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54

What a gem. If the GOP were wise, they would abandon their privatization plans. Of course, they won't, and that's fine. They're helping pave the way for Democrats' return to power in Washington, D.C.

Oh, and George W.? It seems Ike thinks you're stupid.

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