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Re: A history list
At 05:05 AM 10/22/02 EDT, SDonell73@aol.com wrote:
>What a joke that is, or maybe it's just a case of being misinformed.
>Liberals for Mac had about the same standing as Jews for Hitler. MacArthur
>was a darling of the Conservatives. If you can't accept that check out any
>bio of Mac. They supported his election for president,
Uh, Sandy? Planet Earth to Sandy? Check the record. MacArthur was what
would now be known as a liberal Republican -- his closest political
cronies, Hoover and the like, were hardly on the Taft wing, and it was
Taft's refusal to have ANYTHING to do with "that left-wing MacArthur" which
threw the 1952 nomination to the moderate nebbish, Eisenhower.
Again, the record on this one is clear: MacArthur was a moderate liberal,
and so were his political friends.
And I suppose I'll now be exposed to some incoherent responses. If so,
Sandy, hold your peace. Read and learn. Talk with the surviving politicos
of the era. Then let's talk -- but, let's do so off-list, as we are
pushing the limits of what is, after all, a military history list.
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