Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time Warp!

While researching things, as I do, I came across two speeches by President Harry S. Truman. One was from when he was running for re-election in 1948. The other was at the end of his second term in 1952 (when he said he wasn’t going to run for a third).

All I have to say is, Holy Fucking Shit. These speeches could have been given by President Obama TODAY with some minor topical updates. Does NOTHING change? Republicans fought for Wall Street banks, corporations and old, regressive, out-of-date policies, and Democrats fought for Labor, civil & economic justice and progressive policies.

I’ve never done this before, but I’m just going to post Truman’s 1952 speech (in full) and an excerpt from the one in 1948.

Please read them. I think you’ll think you’re experiencing déjà vu all over again for the first time, once more.