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Entries in Eisenhower (3)

Monday
Apr262010

Does Democrat approach to identity politics hurt African-Americans?

By Kay B. Day

I had a long conversation this weekend with a young woman who is sharp and educated, but held firmly in place by Democrat politics. This is partly a result of history taught in public schools. As we chatted, it became apparent she believed some myths Democrats love to promote.

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Friday
Mar192010

On matters like HR 3590 and other healthcare bills, Eisenhower gave good advice

Most political junkies know about President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warnings about the “military-industrial complex.” But the Republican president’s farewell speech in 1961 was quite visionary. The speech was broader in scope than is popularly realized.

The federal government is mortgaging the future not only for these recent graduates, but also for their children. [Photo by Kay B. Day]Lesser known passages from Eisenhower’s speech speak directly to what we are confronting today. Though he could not know it, his statements go to the core of all that is wrong about HR 3590, the Senate healthcare bill and its spawn, and for that matter, the House healthcare product HR 3200 or for another matter, HR 4872. Not a single bill is framed in a proper perspective and neither bill rests on a vision of what 10 years down the fiscal road will really bring.

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Monday
Jan112010

Reid’s remarks another example of Dem hypocrisy on race

Commentary by Kay B. Day 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower stopping for noon mess by the roadside during an inspection tour in Tunisia, 1943. As president, Eisenhower laid the foundation for sweeping changes in civil rights. [U.S. Army photograph]Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is up front and center right now, with media reporting and analysts debating his questionable remarks about President Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign. Do remarks by Reid alluding to the president—“light-skinned” and “no Negro dialect” (unless Obama wanted to engage in it)—point to Democrat obsession with race?

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