Thursday, May 12, 2005

"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

Unfortunately, Ike was proved wrong on this one. The group's math might be a little funky, but anyone who can land their guy in the White House for two terms and counting is, sadly, neither stupid nor negligible.

Never thought I'd wax nostalgic for the McCarthy years, but thanks to KI for proving me wrong.


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