Wednesday, 7 April 2010

GOP gets its electoral strategy from...Alf Landon

Currently the Republicans are bellowing all sorts of insane threats about how they're going to beat us up and take our lunch money in the 2010 elections.

"We're going to lie to the American people about the Senate bill and tell people you approved the Nebraska deal! Because we can lie faster than you can tell the truth! Muwahahahahahahahaha!"

Their latest threat is that they are going to campaign this year, on repealing the health reform bill.

So here's a history lesson.

In the 1930s FDR passed a really, really controversial social program. The Republicans lied and lied and lied to try to stop it, but they failed in the end. The program: Social Security.

In 1936 Alf Landon ran for president, promising to repeal Social Security.

Landon sustained arguably the worst ass-kicking in electoral history. He won...Vermont and Maine. Eight electoral votes.

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