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Democrats Disrespect The Greatest Generation

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Tom Brokaw penned the term “the greatest generation” to refer to those Americans who grew up in the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II, as well as those who made their contributions on the home front.  These were pretty impressive people right?  Not according to the Democrats.   President  Obama said that another Great Depression such as the on that produced the Greatest Generation would be a “national catastrophe”.  This irresponsible fear mongering is designed to get Americans so scared of a Great Depression that they would be more concerned with finding food, clothing, and shelter than with the size of their government.

Fortunately, Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) has emerged as a voice of reason in the congress.  Decrying the Democratic fear mongering that looks at inactivity as a bad thing, Kyl has called Obama out for “casually throwing out some careless language.”  Words like unemployment, homelessness, starvation, and poverty panic people and take their minds off the good things that are going on in the country right now.  Ask yourself, what these things have in common (Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Jazz, Superman, The Marx Brothers, Bing Crosby).   Give up?   They’re all part of the culture of The Great Depression.  “If it’s true that adversity and hardship can bring out creativity,” said Miles Orvell, professor of English and American studies at Temple University, “then the Great Depression was one of the great creative periods of our time.”

So before you Democrats decide to panic everybody by bringing up how much trouble they will have buying their next meal, maybe you ought to remind them just how much of our American character was forged out of this time.  We need the American people to remember, Depressions can be fun.  The most important thing is reducing the size of government–food, medical care, stuff like that has a way of taking care of itself.


Written by thatsrightnate

February 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

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  1. One thing you have to say for Republicans – they don’t go in for fearmongering. We liberals used to think they did that a lot, but now we realize that they weren’t mongering so much as just broadcasting what they intended to do. I know they spent the last eight years surpassing our greatest fears and they sincerely want to continue down that same road.


    February 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

  2. I think you’re right. Democrats are all about fear.


    February 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  3. As much as I respect the “greatest generation”, I have to respect the first generation of biped humans just as much or more. If not for this particular generation, we might all still be walking on all fours. I have to give a shout out to the first generation to use tools, and the first generation to develop language. With the great advances these 3 generations made, the “greatest generation” looks like lazy dirty stinking hippies in comparison. Ok, that’s a bit harsh. They look like self-absorbed coke sniffing savings swindling me-generation rejects. The “Greatest Generation”. It’s always all about them being great.


    February 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  4. Wow–I really hadn’t thought about it. The Greatest Generation really didn’t do that much by comparison. It really is only the 4th Greatest Generation.


    February 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm

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