I disagree with many of the writer’s comments and conclusions, but his central premise struck a chord with me about the implied central question: Is Obama’s ‘handling’ of Republican obstinacy and obstructionism – what has often been called ‘caving’ – actually informed more by his black experience than we have previously considered? Continue reading
When politics generally and Republican/Rightwing policy proposals make you want to rip your hair out, read Truman’s “Give ‘Em Hell” speech (Oct 1, 1948) today, and be inspired. www.trumanlibrary.org/publicpapers/index.php?pid=1973
This believed to be the speech that turned the 1948 election for Harry Truman.
It took me about 2 hours to find an authoritative source for this transcript, so I can vouch for its accuracy.
The speech was given in Charleston, West Virginia. Here’s the text: Continue reading