Quotable: Dwight D. Eisenhower on the social safety net

Man, that Ike. What a commie-pinko socialist. How the hell did he ever become a Republican? (And speaking of which: Why is that party not deader than the friggin’ dodo by now?)

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2 Responses to Quotable: Dwight D. Eisenhower on the social safety net

  1. Polaris says:

    Republican President Eisenhower’s social safety net remarks made me remember that his son, John Eisenhower, changed his voter registration from Republican to Independent back in 2004. He was a former member of his father’s White House staff.

    By 2004 John Eisenhower had been a registered Republican for more than 50 years when he publicly announced his intention to vote for Democrat John Kerry. John Eisenhower could no longer tolerate what the Republican Party had become.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Isn’t it ironic? It’s like the party’s been on a steady decline since 1960. If not earlier…

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