Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Man From Libertyville
(fm the BC thread "The Woods of Smolensk")
They are like hotel burglars who walk down the hallway turning all the doorknobs
The really depressing thing is that Adlai Stevenson was the darling of the Liberal wing of the Democratic Party and their standard bearer twice against Eisenhower. He was the original intellectual liberal politician that Obama pretends to emulate. The Democratic Party today would have no room for an honest patriotic and principled liberal like Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. In fact all that Obama does is an affected imitation, a pastiche by a second rate parodist with no comprehension of the quality of the original. Stevenson was sincere in his beliefs and, like Daniel Patrick Moynihan, would support many programs that most in this Club oppose. He was also a patriot who would fight with every fiber in his being to defend this country and what it stands for. We need a loyal and sane Democratic Party. We need two functioning parties that keep each other honest. We need more men like Adlai E. Stevenson.