Fw: Robert Welch got it!

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This sounds like the political party of the future

Not only prophetic, it seems Barry O. must have used this as a primer for how to bring America to her knees..

Words of wisdom from the past?

Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today's problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958...this is frightening.



Anonymous said...

Someone else w/ a stronger stomach than me (gruaud?) can watch this and report back. All I need to know is that it's by or about Jack Welch and the John Birch Society... some of the original evil nasty rightarded loons.

No thanks. Keep your stupidity to yourself.

YOU LIE!!11!!!

gruaud said...

It's the usual John Birch stuff. It actually sounds somewhat reasonable on a few points, especially when compared to today's corrosive discourse.
What's notable about Robert Welch is that he thought Dwight Eisenhower was a commie.

First he outlines what's wrong with America:

1) Runaway government spending
2) Higher and higher taxes
3) Unbalanced federal budgets
4) Inflation
5) Gov control of prices and wages
6) Creeping Socialism!
7) Centralization of power in DC at the expense of State's Rights
8) Federal aid to public school system
9) Americans brainwashed into thinking war is bad; peace only occurs on Communist terms
10) And speaking of commies, we keep appeasing them!

Then he offers some solutions:
1) Get the hell out of the UN and get the UN the hell out of the US
2) Return to gold-backed currency
3) Reduce the size of federal gov by 50%
4) Withdraw all troops from foreign bases
5) Close all gov programs not authorized by the Constitution

Anonymous said...

Some solutions make some sense, but not all. However, it's doubtful that EVEN IF these proposed "solutions" were followed to the letter, this current group of screaching nutjobs would be satisfied.

I'm not sure what, if anything, would satsify them. They seem intent on just being frenzied & angry at all times.

gruaud said...

That's because Glenn Beck is their leader.

Robert Welch seems like George Washington in comparison.

Anonymous said...

LOL!! never thought I'd live to see the day where Robert Welch somehow seems, uh, "reasonable."

Not sure about that one, but thanks for the good guffaw!

Anonymous said...

GAH: NOT the John Birch Society! Gag me with a spoon; those loons were as nutty as the teabaggers are today. Well, teabaggers are the rightful heirs & descendents of Bircher (who had been relegated to their rightfully deserved nonentity status).

McCarthyites begat Birchers. I have vague recollections of their crazed nonsense when JFK was POTUS. One neighbor was a big Bircher, nutty as any of these teabaggers, but sadly committed suicide.

I felt badly for her and her family, but I have always felt that some measure of her ranting Bircher nonsense was probably attributable to some kind of depression or mental illness. It's just that we didn't know that much about such diseases back in the 1960s.

Watching some of these teabaggers on the tv has reminded me a lot of my former neighbor... and caused me to wonder about the mental health & stability of most teabaggers.

That's why I find rightwing tv and radio so egregious. I feel it preys on unstable individuals, some of whom can be pushed into committing radical acts of violence either againts themselves or against others.

Robert Welch: a pox on him!

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