Saturday, August 12, 2017

Harry Truman, only president to drop Two Atomic Bombs killing thousands...and he was a DEMOCRAT! (GASP)!

Average reading time: 3m, 45s.

I've had this one in the "hopper" for a while. There's not a lot of details here, just a lot of words. It's really not even about Harry Truman.

This is about how The Left will never, ever, ever let Richard Nixon rest in peace. When the Libs get desperate, they will eventually make a reference to Republican President Richard. It's the Liberal equivalent of Godwin's Law .
"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches —‌that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough - sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or his deeds."
I searched for it, and couldn't find any similar "law" applicable to Nixon or Watergate.

I probably won't be ambitious enough to make my own Wiki Entry officially christening what we'll call "Drake's Law", but let's call it that. At least informally.

Richard Nixon, 1913-1994, 37th President: Jan. 1969-Aug. 1974

Drake's Law. "The longer a Liberal talks, or the more desperate and unhinged they become, sooner or later, they will reference Nixon."

Hillary Clinton did just that, in May, 2017, in her Wellesley College Commencement The NYT:
[Clinton] referred to an "assault on truth and reason," criticized Mr. Trump’s proposed budget, and drew parallels to Richard Nixon and his ultimate fate[.]
And because some pages eventually become replaced, expire or "story not found" - meaning the linked story; here are a few additional sources of the same story of Clinton referencing Nixon at Wellesley. You don't have to click on them or read them, they are there as additional references of the same story.

The HuPoPoo : "Hillary Clinton compare[s] Trump to Nixon."

The N.Y. Daily News: "Clinton hints at Trump impeachment as she invokes Nixon."

CNN: "Clinton compares Trump to Nixon in fiery speech at alma mater ..."

NDTV: "Hillary [brings up Nixon] at Commencement Speech."

Okay, we know the drill. Libs bringing up Nixon (or Watergate) increases in  proportion to the decreasing level of their political clout and/or how desperate that Liberal becomes.

We need to counter this unending reference about Nixon made by Liberals and throw it back at them; diplomatically of course, but one can be diplomatic and sarcastic at the same time. You know that!

Enter: Harry "Give 'em hell, Harry!" Truman.


I propose this:

Every non-Liberal politician or candidate, or any of us who engage in conversation with our snowflake friends, needs to work into every statement the following words, "Well, you know, the only president to drop two atomic bombs was Harry Truman, and he was a DEMOCRAT!

And I cannot stress this enough; over-emphasize the word "Democrat", thereby conveying that delightful little thing called sarcasm.

Conversations can vary; improvise from the templates below:

Reporter: "[INSERT NAME OF NON-LIBERAL POLITICIAN OR CANDIDATE HERE], what is your position on global climate change?"

Non-Liberal Politician or Candidate: "That's a very serious issue, but first, let me say that Harry Truman, a DEMOCRAT PRESIDENT, was the only president, the only leader, who has ever dropped atomic bombs killing thousands of innocent lives. Now, about that global climate change..."

Or:

Interviewer: "[INSERT NAME OF NON-LIBERAL POLITICIAN OR CANDIDATE HERE], what is your position for LGBT serving in the military?"

Non-Liberal Politician or Candidate: "That certainly has been a hot topic in the news, hasn't it? But, did you know that the only president or world leader to drop two atomic bombs was Harry Truman and he was a DEMOCRAT? Didja know that? It's true. Now, about the LGBT, military issue..."

See, see how easy it is? I encourage all non-Liberal minded people to use this phrase in discussions with Liberals. And don't bother to wait any length of time before you bring it up, unlike Godwin's Law. Bring it up right away and mention if often.

Or:

Your Liberal (brother, sister, friend, etc): "Hi, how are you?"

You: (clear throat), "Well, you know, the only president or world leader who dropped two atomic bombs was Harry Truman and he was a DEMOCRAT. And I'm fine. How 'bout you, want a beer?"

(Caution advised/suggestion; you many not want to use the above example with your mother andor father in-law because they probably hate you already, and have hated you since the moment you became part of their family).

Or, during family celebrations, holidays or dinners:

Anyone at the table to you: "Would you please pass me the bread."

You: "I'd be happy to, along with the fact that Harry Truman was a DEMOCRAT and the only president to drop two, count 'em two, atomic bombs."

I don't need to complete this sentence; "if Harry Truman had been a Republican, the Liberals would never forget to remind us that he..."
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Punctuation revision(s) 8/12/2017 12.55am

5 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Drake's Law seems forthright enough. As a rather ardent progressive + former Army officer considering the context of a world war that had already taken up to 60 million lives, I'd be OK if Alf Landon or Thomas Dewey had given the order. My main problem with Nixon is that the day he resigned I was attacked by severe kidney stones. For all
his personal demons,
•He got us out of Vietnam.
•He was a keen foreign policy type whose diplomatic efforts strengthened our relationships with both established and emerging world powers.
•He implemented the first significant federal affirmative action program.
•He dramatically increased spending on federal employee salaries.
•He oversaw the first large-scale integration of public schools in the South (something the crackers where I grew up were none too happy about).
•He proposed a guaranteed annual wage (aka a “negative income tax”).
•He advocated comprehensive national health insurance (single payer) for all Americans.
•He imposed wage and price controls in times of economic crisis. This wasn’t a terribly good idea, but it was the furthest thing from a conservative idea. Truth is, it was positively socialist.
•He indexed Social Security for inflation and created Supplemental Security Income.
•He created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Office of Minority Business Enterprise.
•He promoted the Legacy of Parks program.
•He appointed four Supreme Court Justices. Three of them voted with the majority in Roe v. Wade.
...and since he was to the left of Clinton and Obama, I do use him to argue with conservatives. May we call that the Drake's Law, RINO corollary?


•He advocated comprehensive national health insurance (single payer) for all Americans.


•He imposed wage and price controls in times of economic crisis. This wasn’t a terribly good idea, but it was the furthest thing from a conservative idea. Truth is, it was positively socialist.


•He indexed Social Security for inflation and created Supplemental Security Income.


•He created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Office of Minority Business Enterprise.


•He promoted the Legacy of Parks program.


•He appointed four Supreme Court Justices. Three of them voted with the majority in Roe v. Wade.

David Drake said...

Hi BB, thanks for commenting. I always appreciate articulate comments, whether they are from the Left, Right or in the Middle.

Personally, I would not define Nixon to the left of Clinton or Obama, but your assessment is your assessment, and I'm okay with that. Most of the people I know lean Left, and when we disagree on something, we simply "agree to disagree" without it becoming personal. I've too many people end long time friendships for no other reason than political differences. And I think that's unfortunate.

Nixon also initiated breast cancer funding and awareness, and it's so odd (not really) that Liberals always seem to forget this.

My only argument (not with you, per se) is that Roe v Wade should never have been a federal issue. The Sup Court should have dismissed it, leaving abortion up to the individual states.

Sure, you can call it "Drake's Law, RINO corollary", no problem there.

Thanks for commenting; hope to have future exchanges with you. Take care, best to you.

David Drake said...

OH -- and THANK YOU for your service to our country. God Bless.

BB-Idaho said...

I agree with your assessment on the left/right divide. It has gotten to the point that we forget that people have more in common
than what used to be an uncommon divide between ideologies. IMO,
the internet instant anonymous platform is at least in part responsible. I like your approach to tweak with humor...and I can laugh at myself. Years ago in basic training, we new recruits were
lined up for inspection by the senior drill instructor (Ft. Leonard Wood, D Company, 3rd battalion, 3rd Regt). The ornery little guy in
the Smokey The Bear hat and swagger stick stopped abruptly in front of me, put his nose on my nose and shouted "Are you eyeballing me,
trooper?" All I could see was huge pupils in two bloodshot eyes.
Too dumbfounded to blurt out an answer, I burst out laughing. Twenty five pushups and 200 laughing recruits later, I learned to keep my
eyes straight ahead!

David Drake said...

"...we forget that people have more in common than what used to be an uncommon divide between ideologies." - I right there with you.

I think I would have burst out laughing too - that's a great and funny story. And other than as you say, keeping eyes straight ahead, what other reaction would there be other than to roll on the ground laughing.