Blaming Dems for Saving World
In a letter, a dim-witted Republican tried using sarcasm to blame Democrats for, simply, saving the world. Time and time again. Here's what he wrote, and our response:
By Charles Reed |
Some Democrat blamed Republicans for negative accomplishments in the last 100 years. So, I think it only fair to name a few of the Democrats' "accomplishments;"
1. World War I: 53,000 killed; total casualties, 204,000
2. World War II: 400,000 killed; total casualties, 1,078,000
3. Korean War: 50,000-plus killed; total casualties, 103,000
4. Vietnam War: 53,000 killed; total casualties, 153,000
The sad thing is that most of these men were from 17 years to 23 years old. Thousands lost legs, arms, eyes.
I guess maybe for some people this pales in comparison to things like Watergate, the Great Recession and shutdown of the federal government for a few days.
Can you perhaps remember a little incident known as Pearl Harbor? Without Roosevelt's and Congress' declaration of war, you would be speaking either Japanese or German today and ruled by either an emperor or a dictator. You seem to approve of that idea.
Do you also like the idea of a nuclear armed North Korean dictatorship controlling the great industrial capacity of South Korea, if Truman had not intervened?
Or even Europe and England ruled by Germany, in whatever form it might have taken, if we had not entered WWI (which historians now label as "the useless war" but which, nevertheless, would have ended with a German victory if Pres. Wilson had not first shipped supplies to England and then joined in the fighting.)
Vietnam was a terrible mistake, taken by a Democratic president. My voting for Nixon, who promised to end the war but instead expanded it into Cambodia, was also a mistake. It helped bring about the expansion of the war and then Watergate. I regret that personal mistake of voting Republican.
Without Democrat President Roosevelt's job-creating and bank-regulating emergency actions, my family would have starved during Hoover's Great Depression. If so, I would not be here to chide you for your ill-considered statements. Presuming you survived all those other calamities, I suppose you could thank Pres. Hoover and the conservatives in Congress for that.