Even Republicans Want Progressive Economic Policies
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From failing to fund our public schools, to trying to tear apart labor and keeping the wallets of the wealth elite padded, the parallels between Truman’s 80th Congress and the 113th Congress today are uncanny. And, in 1948, the American people realized how little the Republican Party had done for the country, and how that party only cared about the interests of the wealthiest Americans.
Truman ended up winning the Presidential election in 1948 because he told the truth about the Republican Party, and Democrats took back the Congress. Because Truman spoke so bluntly, the Democrat's win in the House was so overwhelming and long-lasting that Republicans didn’t take back the House for over 40 years.
As Truman closed his acceptance speech, he spoke of the 80th Congress, saying that, “Now, what that worst 80th Congress does in this special session will be the test. The American people will not decide by listening to mere words, or by reading a mere platform. They will decide on the record, the record as it has been written. And in the record is the stark truth, that the battle lines of 1948 are the same as they were in 1932, when the Nation lay prostrate and helpless as a result of Republican misrule and inaction.”
Today, the battle lines are drawn pretty much the same as they were in 1948 and 1932. Millions of Americans are struggling to survive, to get a proper education, and the very rich are making out like bandits, all thanks to Republican “misrule and inaction.”
If the Democrats of today will speak more and more like Harry Truman did, we can get this country back on track. Get out there and share the word with others!