why the heck did Boehner offer to have the SOTU on Lincoln’s birthday? This almost sounds like Chamberlain & Hitler where Chamberlain offers to do something he thinks Hitler will like in order to appease him.
I’m dead sick of Chamberlain bashing. Absolutely everything was worse after the war from Britain’s perspective: no more empire (if you care about that sorta thing), lack of money, a bigger Welfare State, foreign policy dictated by foreigners, and a menace at least as bad in Central Europe without Germany as a buffer. If Churchill’s so damn perspicacious and Chamberlain so shortsighted, how come the former didn’t see that coming?
Oh, I forgot, the alternative was German global domination and slavery/rape/death for their countrymen. That’s what the “finest hour” speech was getting at. Except it’s malarkey. Hitler didn’t want to fight the West. He was pointed the other way. But France and Britain had to protect their ally Poland, unlike their other allies, and so made war. A handful of years later they actively participated in giving up the Poles to an evil totalitarian regime, only a different one this time.
What Churchill types wanted was to remain preeminent world powers. That’s exactly what they weren’t postwar, partly because of fighting it. And the world was arguably a worse place.
boner is talking about willingness to find common ground and presidential leadership to address our challenges.
There is no common ground between baraq and the US citizen. Nothing.
Presidentail leadership? He is leader of his supporters, not of this country.
It’s time for our own “night of the long knives”.