"The Republican party goes right along, from year to year ... until it has come to think that the political power of the United States is its property, and that it is a sort of insolence for any other party to aspire to any part of that power. Nothing can be worse for a country than this."
False, as all political parties have been moving to the right over time the democrats would have been further to the left and thus Mark Twain's analysis of the Republican party would still have applied to the republican party.
Habee, you and I both know history. Lincoln was a Republican. So was Teddy Roosevelt, a clear progressive. The Democratic party was steeped in racism until progressive democrats embraced the Civil Rights movement. The 'Southern Strategy' propelled Reagan to power by converting unhappy racists to the GOP. Neither party is staticic in philosophy - neither is pure.
Elana was correct with the Alfred Adler response and the last three are from Steven Wright who is argueably the smartest man on this planet. The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that none have tried to contact us.
I know this one, it's Alfred Alder's. I just know it because I fell for it in the movie "The Contender", which is quoted in one of my hubs... don't even remember which one, but it did make a long lasting impression on me!
“ Unless you knew better, you might swear that Chicken Little has taken over the newsroom and bolted the door. Hyping hysteria and peddling panic around the clock is now an enterprise listed on the Dow Jones ticker. And everybody watches, anxiety junkies cruising for another hit, just in case there’s some real news. After all, another 9/11 could happen, and we might miss it. ”
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