Tuesday, May 02, 2006

See the Resemblance?

10 comments:

fiona said...

Yes, I do see the resemblance. Both look like Democrats.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Exactly! But they aren't, at least in the sense that today's Democrats are Democrats.

So we can fool all the Ds in 08 with one of these guys (hint: the one who has not attained room temperature) and prevent our republic's takeover by that girl in the pantsuit.

bryan d said...

Hopefully we can look at these two great leaders typologically: FDR created social security (prototype) and hopefully RG will fix social security (archetype). As a young reader there is perhaps no other issue concerning the homefront that concerns me more than this. I place my hope in RG because I think that he is the only person with the political currency to actually accomplish reeform within the current American political climate. I can hope even more strongly that RG will move along these lines in the ways described to us by our good friends at the CATO institute before whom I prostrate myself as a humble subject. But, in the end, if RG does not accomplish this I can always throw my hands up in the air and bemoan about the ills of a two party system that prevents political innovation (and try to ignore the fact that my own constituency cannot seem to find a cantidate who is not pursued by mobs of men in white jackets).

The Croz said...

I see many similarities. Both leaders have/will lead this country to financial disaster being the top. Rudy would be a disaster for this country. Sure he is tough on security but as a conservative I disagree with him on every other issue. What good is it if the republicans win a race when we are loosing the very core of who we are as a nation? I prefer we increase funding for cloning in an effort to bring Ronnie back!! Ah the eighties! Big hair, balloon pants and sanity in the white house!

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Um, guys, the one at the top is Harry Truman, not FDR. Big difference.

We would not do much to celebrate FDR on this site. As we have said before, we will know that the revolution is complete when Congress takes FDR's picture off the dime and puts Calvin Coolidge's in its place.

We take this occasion to recommend again David McCullough's masterful biography of Harry Truman, a politician the likes of whom we may never see again.

The Croz said...

Are you sure it's not Donald Rumsfeld?

bryan dove said...

*puts his tail between his legs and staggers home*

Anonymous said...

Assuming an RG presidency, the other thing they have in common is that they were both in over their heads.

Anonymous said...

Bryan D:

I will now think of you whenever I hear another news story that says "80% of Americans can't place the Civil War in the right century."

The great thing about blogs is that we can pool our ignorance.

bryan dove said...

The saddest part is that I was top in my county for the state American History Exam back in the days of high school—oh the shame! This just goes to show why I normally don't post in the Rudy discussions; there is more than one reason my friends.