Monday, October 13, 2008

2008 Election Similarity to 1932

Herbert Hoover certainly had his problems in his one and only term as the 31st President. Although not a laissez-faire and do-nothing politician, he tended to favor volunteerism and 'rugged individualism' as opposed to legislative mandates. However, the massive stock market crash of 1929 and an unemployment rate near 25 percent by 1932 was just too great. His too little, too late federal programs buried him for the election of 1932.

In a roundabout way, McCain, as a Republican running on Bush's coattail (despite his want-to-be-maverick image), is Herbert Hoover. Obama is a want-to-be FDR.

FDR's New Deal was federalism run amok. 150 years of limited government was tossed aside in favor of massive federal government programs. FDR became the father of American socialism.

FDR won the election in 1932 by a landslide (22.8 million votes to Hoover's 15.7 million.)

It was interesting that what FDR said in his famous inaugural address
..."let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance"
...was nothing more than a get-out-of-the-way or get-on-board statement advancing the cause of socialism in America.

Twenty years later, LBJ came along and threw more fuel on the socialism fire with his Great Society's federal growth programs.

A few year later, along comes Ronald Reagan with his pro-American and "let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works" attitude. His strong defense, lower taxes, smaller government direction (conservatism) was accepted by the masses, a temporary set-back to the liberal socialists.

The election of 2008 will see another "step forward" for the socialists as the most liberal member of Congress will mostly likely win by a landslide. McCain does not care. He does not really want to win. He does not offer the masses a viable alternative. Not only is he a Hoover-like candidate, he nothing more than a token Bob Dole.

This election has always been the Democrats to lose. They have just nominated a person who does not feel right for the masses. The American people don't want to vote for Obama, but McCain is not strong enough to sway enough votes away from the "democratic incumbant."

The United Socialist States of America will have a new socialist leader shortly (Bush has just been a poser). Obama will preside over another massive New Deal firmly placing America on par with European mediocrity.


Anonymous said...

The American people ddon't want to vote for Obama.......Yeah right !
Says ?

JH said...

Anonymous, my point is that the Democrats should have locked this election up months ago. Neither Party's candidate is attractive to the masses. For most (IMO), it is a lesser, not so much of two evils, rather two rather weak political puppets. If McCain is Bush 3, then why is he still in the race? It is because there is so much doubt about Obama.