|09-04-2008, 10:04 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2004
History And The Parallels With This Election
A personal observation.
George W. Bush very much reminds me of Warren G. Harding. He is at least grossly ignorant to, if not complicit with, rampant corruption within his own executive staff. Stealing from American tax dollars for corporate friends, twisting laws to favor them and their friends, and cronyism throughout the staff.
After the horrible Harding regime America voted in Calvin Coolidge, while he renewed America's faith in their political representation he did nothing to fix the growing cracks in our economy.
America then had to go through incredibly ineffectual governing by Hoover before a person stood up, FDR, and made the kinds of civil changes needed, that many called socialist and un-American at the time, to save America's economy and rebuild our infrastructure.
Now we see a candidate who can make America feel good, but who has no legitimate policy statements that will fix the cracks in our economy. Another candidate is decried as a socialist when he proposes economic and infrastructure paradigms very akin to FDR's.
Could there be a clearer comparison between McCain (Coolidge) and Obama (FDR)?
I don't know about everyone else but I don't want to go into a full depression before we elect someone with a plan for economic and energy policy change.