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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blast From The Past - 1937

Hoover warns the Republicans they can't hope to succeed without setting up some principle other than mere dislike of the administration in power. Why not? Didn't the Democrats do it in 1932?

Herbert Hoover, a Republican, was president from 1929 - 1933. It would be 20 years before another Republican called the White House home; Dwight D. Eisenhower became president in 1953.

Here is what his page on www.whitehouse.gov says about him:

In domestic policy the President pursued a middle course, continuing most of the New Deal and Fair Deal programs, emphasizing a balanced budget. As desegregation of schools began, he sent troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to assure compliance with the orders of a Federal court; he also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class citizens in this country," he wrote.


Have a nice day,

RH


P.S. The name Eisenhower is an anglicized version of the German "Eisenhauer" which means iron smasher or blacksmith.

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