Joyanna Adams

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Nobody Remembers: Woodrow Wilson’s Great Train Ride

“In politics there are no accidents,” Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said. “If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

Nobody Remembers

Nobody Thinks that it is no coincidence that in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair, there was a article by Scott Berg, on the topic of Woodrow Wilson’s train trip made around the country to promote his idea of a world government: Wilson called it, the “League of Nations.” (Now known as the United Nations.) And his train was called, “The Mayflower.”WW train ride

Adding insult to the original boat.

According to Scott, FDR idolized him, Harry Truman thought he was “The greatest of all greats,” and Richard Nixon also worshipped him. Scott sets out, in a dozen ways, to compare Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.

But while Berg really admired Wilson for making the trip all over the country to sell his idea, Congress was not sold on Wilson’s dream. That’s why he ‘suffered’ endless speeches and headaches, OH..what a courageous man!

To think that Berg’s article was NOT  written to help to promote Obama’s recent trips around the country… you’d have to be a bit daft…..

Here’s an excerpt:

“Imagine a polarizing second term president so idealistic that he threw out the rule book, waging a battle with Congress that nearly killed him.  In the middle of great economic inequality, when the nation’s richest 1 percent owned half its wealth, Wilson unveiled his presidential program, the “New Freedom.” It aimed to protect the less favored 99 percent of his countrymen. To that end he lost no time in creating the Federal Reserve Broad reducing excessive tariffs, reforming taxation” …etc…etc

You can almost feel Berg thinking of Obama with every word. It is one of the most glorifying articles you will ever read about a President. Why…Woodrow Wilson suffered from asthma, and was tarted around the country in a luxury train, poor fellow,  and wore himself out promoting this League of Nations.

Obama, we see, is doing the same thing. He is campaigning the country saying that the Congress, those wicked evil men, have keep up phony distractions (IRS, Behjgnzi, Fast and Furious, NSA) keeping him from taking care of the middle class. Wait…it’s not HIS reponsiblitiy to take care of America, it’s CONGRESS. He is making sure that he is just an observer like all the rest of us. Barack Obama

Obama travels in much greater style than the 1919 train (The Mayflower) that Wilson had. Obama has Air Force One.  And unlike Wilson, Obama can handpick his crowds to cheer him. (Republican students were turned away in Missouri last week. NOTE: Be sure to wear your love for Mao on your Tee-shirt when you go.)

There must be something to this traveling the country in your second term—-Nobody Remembers when  George W. Bush traveled the country pleading to the nation to stare privatizing Social Security, in 2005.

 In his 2005 State of the Union Address, Bush discussed the potential impending bankruptcy of the program and outlined his new program, which included partial privatization of the system, personal Social Security accounts, and options to permit Americans to divert a portion of their Social Security tax (FICA) into secured investments.[154] Democrats opposed the proposal to partially privatize the system.[154]

Bush embarked on a 60-day national tour, campaigning vigorously for his initiative in media events, known as the “Conversations on Social Security”, in an attempt to gain support from the general public.[155] Despite the energetic campaign, public support for the proposal declined[156] and the House Republican leadership decided not to put Social Security reform on the priority list for the remainder of their 2005 legislative agenda.[157] The proposal’s legislative prospects were further diminished by the political fallout from the Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005.[158] After the Democrats gained control of both houses of the Congress as a result of the 2006 midterm elections, the prospects of any further congressional action on the Bush proposal were dead for the remainder of his term in office.

On Thursday, George W. Bush said that he sees not reforming Social Security as his greatest failure from the 8 years he served.G W SS 2

Woodrow’s efforts cost him his life, for at the end of the trip, he suffered a stroke, but his democratic dream of a One World Governmental Body is now one of our biggest problems. The United Nations is filled with corruption, and Obama loves the place.

Mr. Berg see the comparison of Woodrow and Obama as equal in greatness…

And then there’s ….the rest of us.

I was telling a friend today, that the office of the Presidency has been granted too much power, and I thought it was time, we took all power away from the office. I could do with a powerless President right now…someone who just ‘represents” us and lives at the White House, and just gives out dinner parties and metals.

Someone who can’t fundamentally change our lives…because the only one who did us any good at all was Reagan. The rest of them since then, have been disasters.

But…people in hell want ice water…and that will never happen, because Woodrow Wilson decided America wasn’t enough for one President: They seem to be so busy running the rest of the world, they forget about us.

And isn’t it amazing that the old class envy ploy still works after all these years?

Maybe the Nobody’s of the Country should RENT a train and give some speeches of their own.

July 25, 2013 - Posted by | American History | , , , , , ,

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