Tuesday, August 16, 2011

To a crowd in Iowa, Rick Perry said if Ben Bernanke
 "prints more money between now and the election I don't
know what you'all would do to him in Iowa but we would
treat him pretty ugly down in Texas."  For those of us
Texans old enough to remember, this is the same 
sort of poisonous rhetoric that incited a crowd to
assault UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in Dallas
on October 24, 1963, and that created the toxic
atmosphere in which JFK was assassinated
on a Dallas street on November 22, 1963.


One Fly said...

That's a great article you linked to. I did not know this or else forgot about it a long time ago.

It's just as toxic now and even more so. We are a nation with more imbecile than free thinkers and it's going to get worse!

Thanks for this.

Fearguth said...

I was in college in Abilene in 1963, but I was a Goldwaterite in those days and kept up with the political news back home in
Dallas. Ugly people, ugly times.