Rewriting History

 Posted by at 13:07  History, Republicans
Apr 032010
 

In need of something to occupy your mind on a quiet Saturday afternoon? Try this:

Not satisfied with U.S. history, some conservatives are rewriting it.

In articles and speeches, on radio and TV, conservatives are working to redefine major turning points and influential figures in American history, often to slam liberals, promote Republicans and reinforce their positions in today’s politics.

The Jamestown settlers? Socialists. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton? Ill-informed professors made up all that bunk about him advocating a strong central government.

Theodore Roosevelt? Another socialist. Franklin D. Roosevelt? Not only did he not end the Great Depression, he also created it.

Joe McCarthy? Liberals lied about him. He was a hero.

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Weekly Address 04-03-10

 Posted by at 10:28  Politics
Apr 032010
 

From the White House weblog:

In this week of faithful celebration, President Barack Obama used his address to offer his holiday greeting and to call on people of all faiths and nonbelievers to remember our shared spirit of humanity. All people know the value of work, health, education, and community. This week is a time to be mindful of this common bond which is at the heart of all the world’s great religions.

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The transcript of the president’s weekly address, as prepared for delivery, is available after the break.

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