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  • "Everybody Wants A Little Peace" - Billy Gray's Hollywood Band Box Review

    03/12/2017 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill
    Youtube ^ | 1948
    "Everybody Wants A Little Peace" - Billy Gray's Hollywood Band Box Review
  • Critic who made Harry Truman fume dies at 85

    02/09/2017 1:33:11 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 Nov 2001 | Stephen Robinson
    A LINE has been drawn under a famous episode in American presidential folklore with the death of a mild-mannered music reviewer once threatened with serious physical injury by President Harry Truman. Paul Hume, The Washington Post's music critic, wrote a gently damning review of the singing of Margaret Truman, the president's daughter, at a 1950 Washington recital. "Miss Truman is a unique American phenomenon with a pleasant voice of little size and fair quality," Hume wrote of the performance. "She is extremely attractive on stage, yet Miss Truman cannot sing very well. She is flat a good deal of the...
  • Is Trump More Like Roosevelt or Jackson?

    01/22/2017 6:59:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2017 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Inauguration Day 2017 has placed the U.S. on a new political and economic trajectory. President Donald Trump won the votes of the so-called Rust Belt, where workers and their children and grandchildren, who have been dispossessed and displaced by the economics of globalization, turned blue counties into red counties. Thus, in a legitimate sense, Trump's appeal to the "forgotten man" – so similar to Franklin D. Roosevelt's appeal to the same symbol – is valid. FDR's forgotten man was a composite of all those who were unemployed in the Great Depression who were "forgotten" in the sense that their plight...
  • Some humor from days passed.

    09/16/2016 7:25:16 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 6 replies
    Truman by David MacCullough | Also Unknown | Unknown
    I’m reading David McCullough’s biography of Truman. After firing MacArthur the shit hits the fan in Washington. To boost spirits at the White House someone pens a mock schedule for welcoming the General back to Washington. 12:30 Wades ashore from Snorkel submarine12:31 Navy band plays “Sparrow in the Treetop” and “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You”12:40 Parade to the Capitol with General MacArthur riding an elephant12:47 Be-heading of General Vaughan at the rotunda1:00 General MacArthur addresses Members of Congress1:30-1:49 Applause for General MacArthur1:50 Burning of the Constitution1:55 Lynching of Secretary Acheson2:00 21-atomic bomb salute2:30 300 nude D.A.R.s...
  • August 6 1945 ~ 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima Mission

    08/05/2016 11:46:13 PM PDT · by mkjessup · 103 replies
    Self | Aug 6, 2016 | MkJessup
    71 years ago, the crew of the B-29 Enola Gay under the command of Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, operating under General Curtis LeMay, dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima Japan. We all know (or should know) the story. Today's sob sisters and history revisionists all make the same whining and wailing excuses for why America should not have dropped the atomic bombs on Japan, but just like the radioactive dust those bombs produced, the opinions of such low lifes will also eventually dissipate into the insignificant categories of history. And God Bless President Harry...
  • Tyrant Trump Tries to Scapegoat Others for His Colorado Losses; [truncated]

    04/14/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 63 replies
    Website of Webster Griffin Tarpley ^ | April 13, 2016 | Webster Griffin Tarpley
    [Full Title] Tyrant Trump Tries to Scapegoat Others for His Colorado Losses; Result Is Most Extensive Big Lie Campaign in U.S. Politics Since Bush-Cheney WMD Allegations vs Saddam Hussein [sub title] Trump Lost Colorado Fair and Square Based on Existing Rules; Preview of Buck-Passing, Scapegoating Presidency; Gestapo Tactics by Storm-Trumpers As Colorado GOP Chair Is Bombarded by Death Threats; CNN Imitates East German Television in Fawning Telecast with Trump Clan [photo text] President Harry Truman always claimed he took responsibility for adversity that occurred on his presidential watch. He expressed this with a sign reading “The Buck Stops Here,” which...
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • "I am Cyrus" (Harry Truman)

    11/09/2015 2:17:56 PM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Christian History Institute ^ | Issue # 99 | Paul Charles Merkley
    "I am Cyrus" by Paul Charles Merkley In November 1953, just a few months after leaving the presidency of the United States, Harry S. Truman was brought to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York to meet a group of Jewish dignitaries. Accompanying him was his good friend Eddie Jacobson, a comrade from his Army days and former business partner in a short-lived men's haberdashery 30 years earlier. Jacobson introduced his friend to the assembled theologians: "This is the man who helped create the State of Israel." Truman retorted, "What do you mean, "helped to create"? I am Cyrus. I...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Russia calls for military tribunal on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    08/07/2015 12:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jared M. Feldschreiber
    MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An international military tribunal should be formed to examine the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Russian officials suggested at a roundtable discussion at Moscow State University. State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said historians and military science specialists have long argued whether nuclear weapons should ever be allowed in war. A tribunal would examine international law as it relates to wartime practices. In May, Naryshkin labeled the bombings in Japan at the end of World War II a "crime against humanity, which still has not been correctly assessed." At the time, he was speaking...
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri party’s decision to instead name the...
  • New Likud Ad Reminds the US Opposed Foundation of Israel Too (As Iran threatens to destroy Tel Aviv)

    02/21/2015 7:20:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:17 PM | Hezki Ezra
    As tension grows over US deal Netanyahu says will leave Iran as a nuclear threat, Likud comes out with hard-hitting campaign video. Amid an ongoing confrontation over the Iran nuclear deal being formed by US President Barack Obama's administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has come out with a new ad saying he is not afraid of disagreement - and pointing out that the US also opposed the establishment of Israel. "1948, (David) Ben-Gurion stands before a fateful decision: the establishment of the state of Israel. The American Secretary of State strongly opposed," recalls the ad. "Ben-Gurion, in opposition to the...
  • Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats

    12/21/2014 8:15:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/21/2014 | Joel Kotkin
    Democrats are pushing race and environmental issues when they should be embracing the lunch-bucket themes that once built party dominance. Meanwhile, voters flee. Once giants walked this earth, and some of them were Democrats. In sharp contrast to the thin gruel that passes for leadership today, the old party of the people, with all its flaws, shaped much of the modern world, and usually for the better. Think of Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman, John Kennedy, or California’s Pat Brown, politicians who believed in American greatness, economic growth, and upward mobility. For more than 40 years, the Democratic Party has...
  • the election of 1948 and why politics hasn’t changed all that much

    11/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies ^ | November 16, 2014 | political book review
    It’s hard to get too far into reading a newspaper these days without hearing about how nasty the political game has become. At first glance, it’s an easy assertion to buy into: between the government shutdown, Congress’ inability to pass any meaningful legislation, the vitriolic opposition to compromise coming from both sides of the aisle, etc., etc., things do seem to have changed. The media plays a role in selling the idea, too. Magazine covers and op-eds all trumpet the same message: America just doesn’t seem to work any more. Our collective memory is startlingly short. Anyone who has read...
  • Winston Churchill's 'bid to nuke Russia' to win Cold War - uncovered in secret FBI files

    11/09/2014 10:16:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 74 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9 November 2014 | DANIEL BATES
    Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals. The previously unseen memorandum from the FBI archives details how Britain’s wartime leader made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947. Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West. The note, written by an FBI agent, reports that Churchill urged Right-wing Republican Senator Styles Bridges to persuade President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack which would ‘wipe out’ the Kremlin...
  • Bacall, Truman and a Piano

    08/13/2014 2:48:39 AM PDT · by No One Special · 23 replies
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  • The Atomic Bomb: It Was Always Right

    08/02/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 251 replies ^ | August 2, 2014 | Larry Provost
    This week Major Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving Veteran of the Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, joined the rest of his comrades. His passing is a reminder of why using the atomic bomb was the right thing. In August 1945 the Allied Powers, led by the United States, were at war with Imperial Japan in the latter days of World War II. Japan would not give up. For every ten thousand Japanese soldiers that were killed by the Allies only a minuscule amount gave up; usually in the single digits. We were at...
  • When Presidents Stand Firm

    03/23/2014 11:44:25 PM PDT · by No One Special · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Ushanka
    Leadership comes in many forms and with many levels of risk, but history gives us a few moments when leaders stood alone and were proven right. [...] In late June 1948 the Soviets cut all road, rail and water access to Berlin, a city controlled by the Western Allies yet surrounded by Soviet-controlled territories. The Soviet’s goal: take Berlin from the Allies by forcing the US-UK-French alliance into one of two options: try to protect a city of 2.1 million starving Germans, or war. The Soviets expected the West to surrender the city quickly. [...] The US was in the...
  • Iwo Jima: ‘The Ghastly Price of Freedom’

    02/21/2014 3:11:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jarrett Stepman
    This Wednesday, February 19, marked the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. One of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific War and all of World War II, the month-long slug-fest between American and Japanese forces in many ways set the stage for the firebombing of Japan and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the final stages of the fighting, an iconic picture was taken of U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Surabachi, an image that perfectly captured American resolve and military strength. The men that raised the flag...
  • JFK Assassination: One Month After JFK’s Murder, Former President Truman Called For Abolishing CIA

    01/15/2014 10:24:56 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 85 replies
    International Business News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Joseph Lazzaro
    JFK Assassination: One Month After JFK’s Murder, Former President Harry Truman Called For Abolishing The CIA One month to the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, former President Harry Truman recommended that the U.S. abolish the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In an op-ed column published in the Washington Post on Dec. 22, 1963, Truman never linked the CIA to President Kennedy’s murder, but the timing of the explicit and strongly worded column and complaint implied a connection. “For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been...
  • Obama Scandals Mirror Truman Second Term

    06/04/2013 2:50:48 PM PDT · by statestreet · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 4, 2013 | John Gizzi
    As Congress continues investigations of the IRS and the Justice Department, some have noted that the scandals now plaguing President Barack Obama are hauntingly parallel to those that bedeviled another Democratic president following his re-election. Following his dramatic come-from-behind win in the 1948 election, Harry Truman was plagued by charges of corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Department of Justice. The corruption and appearance of lax prosecution cost President Truman and the Democrats dearly. In his "Harry Truman and the Crisis Presidency," historian Bert Cochran wrote, "The moral fiber of the Truman administration had been called into...
  • China and North Korea: General MacArthur is Vindicated

    03/31/2013 8:00:51 AM PDT · by Amerisraelhere · 30 replies
    And President Truman has been proven wrong. The great and honorable legacy of President Truman is the United States being the first nation to officially recognize the re-establishment of the State of Israel.But with regard to his handling of the illegal Chinese military involvement and attack against U.S. and allied troops in Korea, Truman was flat out wrong.The following is from the fourth chapter entiltled "Korea" in the book written by General Douglas MacArthur- "Revitalizing A Nation":["While I was not consulted prior to the President's decision to intervene in support of the Republic of Korea, that decision, from a...
  • Truman Deployment Cancelled

    02/06/2013 3:18:54 PM PST · by RainMan · 17 replies
    CVN 75, scheduled to deploy this week, cancelled. The Pentagon this afternoon released a statement announcing the delay of the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman and the USS Gettysburg. The carriers were scheduled to leave Norfolk later this week. Below is a portion of the released statement of Pentagon Press Secretary George Little: "The secretary of defense has delayed the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and the USS Gettysburg (CG-64). "Facing budget uncertainty -- including a continuing resolution and the looming potential for across-the-board sequestration cuts -- the U.S. Navy made this request to the...
  • This Day In History: Truman orders Army to seize control of railroads

    08/26/2012 1:50:07 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 17 replies
    History Channel ^ | August 25, 1950
    On this day in 1950, in anticipation of a crippling strike by railroad workers, President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order putting America's railroads under the control of the U.S. Army, as of August 27, at 4:00 pm. Truman had already intervened in another railway dispute when union employees of the Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railway Company threatened to strike in 1948. This time, however, Truman's intervention was critical, as he had just ordered American troops into a war against North Korean communist forces in June. Since much of America's economic and defense infrastructure was dependent upon the...
  • Japan marks 67th anniversary of WWII surrender, as frictions with neighbors mount

    08/15/2012 3:28:47 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 3 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 14 August 2012 | Staff
    TOKYO — Japan marked the 67th anniversary of its World War II surrender with a somber ceremony in the capital Wednesday, while renewed tension over territorial disputes and animosity over its wartime actions heated up across the region. Renewing Japan’s pledge to maintain its war-renouncing policy, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda mourned for the war dead and apologized to victims of Japanese wartime atrocities. “We have caused tremendous damage and pain to many countries, particularly the Asian people, during the war. We deeply regret that and sincerely mourn for those who were sacrificed and their relatives,” Noda said. “We will not...
  • Truman Grandson – Political Pawn

    08/06/2012 1:03:34 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 46 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 08/06/2012 | Shout Bits
    Today is the 67th anniversary of the US's bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. As with each anniversary, many Japanese hold a ceremony designed to promote peace and prevent the use of nuclear weapons. It is hard to judge these people, as the bombing is of course regrettable, but like the Austrians and Italians, these people have a convenient lapse in memory regarding their culpability in WWII. Most regrettable, however is the attendance of Pres. Truman's grandson at the event. While Clifton Daniel stopped short of decrying his grandfather's leadership in the decision to end the war, his presence was a blithe...
  • Harry Truman grandson to visit Hiroshima

    07/30/2012 5:10:13 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 July 2012 | Martin Foster
    Clifton Truman Daniel will visit Japan from August 2, and attend ceremonies in Hiroshima August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9, according to Kyodo News as reported in the Nihon Keizai Shinbun. It is the first time a member of the late president’s family will attend the ceremonies, and will holds a deep symbolic meaning for the Japanese. Public papers from his time in office reveal a man with no regrets about using the A-bomb, but his grandson told Kyodo News that the late-president was horrified by the destructive power of the Bomb.
  • LIBOR: A Question of Trust

    07/20/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 1 replies
    Edwin M. Truman explains why the spreading LIBOR scandal has the potential of raising new doubts over the reputations for honesty of many large financial institutions.
  • The Buck Stops With You

    07/16/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 13, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    You should be sitting down. The skies just might open. Glorious Leader has spoken his first words of truth while bungling Harry Truman's famous quote. "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you," Obama said. "The Buck stops with YOU !" Does it ever; about $140,000 per taxpayer on our $16 trillion dollar debt. In actuality, a 'one-percenter' is on the hook...
  • The Evolution of Democratic Presidents

    06/27/2012 3:37:11 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • State of the Union? Or 'State of the Campaign?'

    01/25/2012 5:02:56 AM PST · by statestreet · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 25, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    With bland, hapless Michigan-born Mitt Romney betraying a greater likeness each day to bland, hapless Michigan-born Thomas E. Dewey, the comparisons of 2012’s presidential marathon to 1948’s Dewey-Truman match-up slog steadily forward—with the latest installment arriving on our doorstep in the form of tonight’s State of the Union Address. Like many a politician before him, Barack Obama preaches a lilting bi-partisanship but practices a harsh partisanship. Predictions that his 2012 State of the Union Address will in reality be a campaign roadmap are near universal. In this instance, once again, “Give ‘Em Hell” Barry, scold of the “Do Nothing 112th...
  • Why Wasn't Ankeny v Daniels Appealed To The Supreme Court?

    As the election for the presidency starts to heat up, the discussion if Barack Obama is a natural born citizen is also heating up. The Supreme Court case Minor v Happersett is being used as the main case to declare Obama not natural born in growing state ballot challenges to his candidacy. What I have noticed in the heated arguments on many political forum boards lately is that Obama supporters are countering Minor v Happersett with the Indiana case Ankeny v Daniels. That case declares this: "Based upon the language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 4 and the guidance...
  • David Pietrusza’s “1948″ (Book Review)

    12/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PST · by statestreet · 2 replies
    The Recovering Politician ^ | December 4, 2011 | Artur Davis
    Harry Truman is the one president widely admired today who was generally reviled in his own times. There was no cult of personality around Truman while he was in the White House; to the contrary, he eventually logged the lowest approval ratings in Gallup’s history, just nudging out Richard Nixon on the eve of resignation. His legislative record was anemic. He failed to curb the anti-communist fervor known as McCarthyism, and the carnage of the Korean War is part of his resume. The fact Truman endures is a testament to two factors: the first, his exemplary decision to assert American...
  • Ode To The Welfare State

    11/30/2011 5:39:28 PM PST · by radioone · 3 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11-4-49 | Daily News
    "Mr. Truman's St. Paul, Minn., pie for everybody speech last night reminded us that at the tail end of the recent session of Congress, Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the Congressional Record the following poem describing its author only as a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia."
  • Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's

    11/29/2011 10:43:01 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 122 replies
    US News ^ | 11-29-11 | US NEws
    President Obama's slow ride down Gallup's daily presidential job approval index has finally passed below Jimmy Carter, earning Obama the worst job approval rating of any president at this stage of his term in modern political history. Since March, Obama's job approval rating has hovered above Carter's, considered among the 20th century's worst presidents, but today Obama's punctured Carter's dismal job approval line. On their comparison chart, Gallup put Obama's job approval rating at 43 percent compared to Carter's 51 percent.
  • Be Thankful it was Harry [Truman], Not Henry [Wallace]

    11/26/2011 6:46:50 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies ^ | November 26, 2011 | David R. Stokes
    In the spirit of the recent holiday, among the many things for which Americans should be thankful is a political decision made more than 67 years ago as the Second World War was beginning to wind down and as the nation’s voters prepared for a presidential election. It was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s finest moments of decision, though admittedly, one he exercised reluctantly. By 1944, FDR was living on borrowed time. It was a hardly a secret that health issues he had been dealing with were reaching critical mass, though only a few insiders had any idea as to the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Give ’Em Hell, Barry - The new model for Obama: Truman vs. the...

    11/05/2011 5:16:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 4, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Give 'Em Hell, BarryThe new model for Obama: Truman vs. the "do-nothing Congress" Recently both First Lady Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis went to the key swing state of Florida to blast the president’s adversaries. For the first lady, Obama’s opponents were concerned only with “the few at the top” and care little for racial, gender, or class justice. For Solis, the sexually derogatory term “tea-bagger” summed up the wave of 2010 that for a while stopped Obama’s attempts to borrow more money in order to stimulate the moribund economy. Apparently Harry Truman’s unforeseen win in 1948 against...
  • Obama's Resemblance to Truman Is Thin

    10/11/2011 6:02:22 AM PDT · by statestreet · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 11, 2011 | John Gizzi
    For all of the recent comparisons made between Barack Obama seeking reelection in 2012 to Harry Truman in his stunning upset win of 1948, there are some sharp differences, and pundits should be more careful in saying "Give 'em Hell Harry" can be replicated next year by "Give 'Em Hell Barry." That was the conclusion last week of a respected historian who has written three books exploring important presidential years. David Pietrusza, author of the widely praised books "1960" and "1920" on the presidential elections of those years, was in Washington, D.C., to appear on the weekly C-SPAN documentary, "The...
  • Why Truman Can't Save Obama

    09/07/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/07/2011 | Jay Cost
    It’s often been said that Barack Obama is an audacious leader. But perhaps it's better to consider the possibility that he is just a politician who lacks a sense of irony, at least when it comes to himself. For example, last weekend in Detroit, the president said: The time for Washington games is over. The time for action is now. No more manufactured crises. No more games. Now is not the time for the people you sent to Washington to worry about their jobs; now is the time for them to worry about your jobs. This would perhaps be a...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The False WWII Analogy - Obama’s America is more like Attlee’s Britain...

    08/24/2011 8:35:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 24, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The False WWII AnalogyObama's America is more like Attlee's Britain than Truman's America. Since 2009, the example of the economic boom following World War II has been used by Keynesians to justify their record “peacetime” levels of borrowing intended to lift the U.S. out of the doldrums. Indeed, the more the contemporary borrowing fails, the more the vast indebtedness of the war years is invoked to reassure us. On occasion a wry lament follows that if only a spaceship full of dangerous aliens were to appear, we might have the requisite excuse to follow our grandfathers into a new collective...
  • Harry S. Obama?

    08/16/2011 6:06:52 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 16, 2012 | Michael Barone
    But on one policy Truman went further than his top advisers or Dewey's. When the Soviets blocked land access to West Berlin in June 1948, Truman's advisers -- men of the caliber of George Marshall and Omar Bradley -- said that it was impossible to supply food and fuel to Berlin and we should just abandon it. At a crucial meeting in July 1948 Truman listened to this advice. After others finished talking, Truman said simply, "We're not leaving Berlin." Gen. Lucius Clay, our proconsul in Germany, set about organizing what became the Berlin airlift. Gen. William Tunner, who had...
  • President Bart Simpson

    08/16/2011 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Sudetenland · 17 replies
    The Houston Conservative ^ | August 16, 2011 | Will Malven
    Never before in our nation's history have we had a President less likely, or less willing, to take responsibility for his failures. Unlike President Truman, who famously had a sign on his desk that read, "The Buck Stops Here," President Obama avoids responsibility like the plague. It can be seen in his handling of the Democrat written, Democrat passed, economy destroying health care initiative--to which he contributed little, but rhetoric and which he allowed his Democrat allies in Congress to write, it can be seen in his Libyan War-that is not war--the planning of which and the decision for which,...
  • Obama may run Truman-style 2012 campaign

    08/16/2011 5:42:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is eyeing a 2012 campaign modeled on President Harry Truman’s 1948 successful re-election campaign against Congress. First, however, the White House will send to Capitol Hill an assortment of ‘economy-boosting’ legislation in a package that may include a major overhaul of the tax code. “I’ll be putting forward, when they come back in September, a very specific plan to boost the economy, to create jobs, and to control our deficit,” Obama told a friendly audience at a Decorah, Minnesota campaign-event on Monday. “My attitude is, get it done … [but] if they don’t get it done, then...
  • (Vanity) 1950'S Song that is Strangly relevant to today... "I'm no Communist"

    08/11/2011 8:30:01 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 5 replies
    Song from 1952..."I'm no Communist" by LuLu Belle and Scotty. Somehow still very relevant in 2011...(Barack Obama's America).
  • Obama Increased Debt More in 4 Days Than Truman and Eisenhower Did in 10 Years

    08/10/2011 9:19:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies ^ | Aug 10 2011 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    In just four days last week, President Barack Obama’s administration increased the national debt by more in inflation-adjusted dollars than the administrations of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower increased the national debt over the entire decade of the 1950s. At the start of business on Tuesday, Aug. 2, according to the Daily Treasury Statement, the national debt subject to the legal limit was $14.293975 trillion. Obama signed legislation that day lifting the limit by as much as $2.4 trillion—with an initial and immediate increase in the limit of $400 billion. By the close of business on Friday, Aug....
  • A Paragraph from McCullough's Biography of Harry Truman

    07/20/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 37 replies
    1992 | David McCullough
    Stalin's indifference made a profound impression on Marshall. The Soviets, it seemed, were quite content t see uncertainty and chaos prevail in Europe. It served their purposes to let matters drift. Particularly, they had no wish for a return of order and stability in Germany, let alone a revived prosperity there. Marshall had thought the Russians could be negotiated with, but at Moscow he decided he had been mistaken.

    05/22/2011 5:44:41 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 7 replies
    Yale Law School ^ | 03/12/1947 | Harry S. Truman via Yale Law School
    The gravity of the situation which confronts the world today necessitates my appearance before a joint session of the Congress. The foreign policy and the national security of this country are involved. One aspect of the present situation, which I wish to present to you at this time for your consideration and decision, concerns Greece and Turkey. The United States has received from the Greek Government an urgent appeal for financial and economic assistance. Preliminary reports from the American Economic Mission now in Greece and reports from the American Ambassador in Greece corroborate the statement of the Greek Government that...
  • Was Patton killed?

    12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 167 replies · 8+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2010 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
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    09/09/2010 8:23:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
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    Who decided we wanted 'a new FDR', anyway... Newsweek? Give-em-Hell Harry's pragmatic and patriotic Democratic leadership was actually of the type that could have banished today's GOP to the political boonies for a decade or more. Alas, somehow it seemed more stylish and romantic to repeat the expensive Keynesian failures of the Roosevelt Administration instead... this coupled to a weird defeatist foreign policy of Team Obama's own creation. Harry S Truman (the "S" doesn't stand for anything... just "S") was a brave, humble, and grateful-to-be-free American who ran to serve his country... and in a most competent and principled manner....
  • President Truman

    08/10/2010 9:48:43 PM PDT · by slapshot · 18 replies
    Pres Truman Thank you for the hard decisions that allowed my grandpa to live