I like Ike — and his awesome Republican healthcare plan!

Found this today as support for an argument. It’s ASTONISHING.

Progressives, PLEASE take 10-15 minutes asap to read this statement by Republican president/career military man/mid-century conformist/privileged old white dude Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower in 1955. Apparently, the Affordable Care Act is the fulfillment of a SIXTY-year-old policy prescription from the then- No. 1 Big Boss Republican, who presumably reflected the mainstream GOP (and his re-election would suggest he was popular in the party and the nation as a whole).

Contemplate how VERY dramatically the political landscape has shifted to the right in just a very few generations.

Then share this repeatedly with your Republican relatives and friends and see how they react. Should make for some very interesting conversations, and maybemaybemaybe some mental adjustments all around.


About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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