Monday, October 1, 2012

Vote Republican?

Vote Republican. Why? It's the masochistic thing to do, of course. But I kid the Republicans. Consider the party promise of the 1928 elections: "a chicken in every pot...."

But it wasn't just chicken that was promised. During the presidential campaign of 1928, a circular published by the Republican Party claimed that if Herbert Hoover won there would be “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”

Why this hadn't happened in the previous administration is beyond me. Why hasn't this been the party line. Why don't the Republicans continue with this line of thought?

Despite a landslide victory over Alfred Smith, the first Roman Catholic to run for president, the Republican Party's promise of prosperity was derailed seven months after Hoover took the oath of office. The stock market crash of 1929 plunged the country into the Great Depression and people eventually lost confidence in Hoover.

Following the current GOP logic track in their commentary on President Obama, in this case it took the Republican party a mere seven months to bring about the stock market crash. By the way, Republican Calvin Coolidge was president before Hoover.

So maybe don't vote Republican after all?

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