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(NOTE: THIS IS THE LONGEST POST IN THE FIVE-YEAR HISTORY OF THIS BLOG.)
The great irony of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington later this week is two-fold:
First, the most popular Republican politician in the nation, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has not been invited, mainly because he’s perceived as too liberal (see HERE).
Second, and even more to the point, it’s doubtful that Ronald Reagan would be invited either, if he suddenly came back to life.
A tribute of sorts to Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan — none of whom would likely be comfortable, or even accepted, in today’s Republican Party:
The message above is in keeping with the many arguments I’ve made (HERE, for example) that Dwight Eisenhower and even Ronald Reagan would be out of place in today’s Republican Party….
HERE‘s something you’re not going to hear on Fox News:
Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
So, how have the Republicans managed to persuade Americans to buy into the whole “Obama as big spender” narrative?
I made the argument HERE last month that neither of the two most revered Republican presidents of the past 60 years — Dwight Eisenhower or Ronald Reagan – could win a GOP primary today.
Such has been the Grand Old Party’s swing to the radical right of late.
In his farewell address in 1961, Eisenhower warned against the rise of the military-industrial complex. That admonition, which included the words in the image above, would be used by today’s Republican extremists to label him an un-American leftist.