Eisenhower’s GOP

I came across this quote on Facebook attributed to President Eisenhower in 1954. I did some fact checking and found it to be authentic. What I find interesting is what it says about today’s Republican Party and just how far to the right it has moved since Ike. It is also interesting that far more Democrats eulogize Eisenhower today than do Republicans.

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

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