The author of this blog, as you may have surmised, is a progressive independent with democratic and socialistic leanings and speaks his mind without hesitation. Therefore, at the risk of offending a few readers, a few, I maintain that of the two monopolistic American political parties, I favor the Democrats for good provable and justifiable reasons. The GOP of which some readers may contemplate is an Elitist and corporate controlled party, the other is nearly, with few exceptions , is as deficient with its Limousine Liberals and constant revitalized ties to big banking and the Congressional Military-Industrial Complex. Both are supported by lobbyist and accommodated by slightly differing influential economic groups. Often the differences between them are negligible and practically unrecognizable. Together they play sweet music at the expense of the American public.
At different levels the parties are bought by Wall Street, business interests, the drug, insurance, and the defense industries. Both parties are generous supporters of Zionist Israel. Combined the Democrats and Republicans have rigged the rules governing financial institutions and corporations, providing them with every feasible and conceivable advantage within the laws of the nation, laws they themselves expiate. That said, the two controlling parties have taken different and diversified roles in the building of today’s America.
Herewith is provided a listing of comparable legislation the reader may render, as I did, with minimal effort through any one of several Internet search engines to verify this reporting.
The Republicans: The ‘Among the Greatest Moments’ in the History of the GOP:
- The Emancipation proclamation an the end of the Civil War. (Thanks, Abe)
- The Spanish-American War, and building of the Panama Canal. (Thanks Teddy)
- The George Bush, 41, Iraq l War, and other minor successful conflicts. (R)
- Honors bestowed to Jesse Own after Roosevelt and Truman ignored the skilled black athlete appointing him Ambassador of Sports. Thanks, Dwight Eisenhower.
- The Reagan ‘Trickle Down’ tax cuts, and the end of the Cold War. (R)
- George Bush 43, timely response to 9-11 by invading Afghanistan and Iraq. (R)
- Condoleezza Rice, the first black woman appointed as Secretary of State. (R)
These are Great Party accomplishments, and some without pause undoubtedly are. (The Reader must however take note the Administrations and Congresses were dominated in near entirety by the Democrats during the long period 1932 to 1948)
The Democrats: The Thirty (30) Most Significant achievements of the Democrat Party:
- Women’s Suffrage movement, 1918, (D)
- World War I ends, 1919, Thanks Woodrow Wilson (D)
- World War II ends 1945, Thanks Franklin, Harry, (D)
- The Security Exchange Act of 1934, Thanks FDR, (D)
- Social Security Act, 1935, Thanks FDR, (D)
- Unemployment Compensation Act, 1935, FDR (D)
- Rural Electrification Act. 1936, FDR, (D)
- Federal Home Loan Act. 1934, FDR, (D)
- Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 1934, FDR, (D)
- The 40 Hour Work Week, 1936, FDR, (D)
- The Minimum Wage Act, 1938, FDR, (D)
- Overtime legislation, 1938, FDR, (D)
- The G.I. Bill, 1945, Thanks FDR, Truman, (D)
- School Lunch Program, 1946, Truman, (D)
- The Marshall Plan, 1947, Truman, (D)
- NATO Founding, 1949, Truman, (D)
- The Peace Corps. 1960-1961, Thanks, JFK, (D)
- First American man to orbit the earth, 1962, JFK, (D)
- The First Man on the Moon, 1995, for JFK, Clinton, (D)
- Civil Rights Act. 1965, Thanks Lyndon B. Johnson. (D)
- The Medicare Act. 1965 LBJ, (D)
- The Medicaid Act. 1965, LBJ, (D)
- Voter Rights Act, 1965, LBJ, (D)
- Children’s Head Start Act, 1965, LBJ, (D)
- The Guaranteed Student Loan Program, 1965. LBJ. (D)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act. 1993, Clinton, (D)
- Motor Voting Act. 1993, Clinton, (D)
- The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, 2012, Obama, (D)
- Affordable, Health Care Act, to begin 2017, Obama. (D)
The next time an acquaintance, friend, relative, or neighbor, or a Republican asks what has the Democrat Party ever done for the people of the United States ? Let them know. Although unfinished legislation remains, I rest my case.
All the Best.