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Notes and Quotes-March 10, 2018

Whatever (or who) Shaped Your Politics?

By Tom Morrow

It might be an interesting brain twister if you would ask yourself “Why am I a Republican (or) Democrat? Chances are you’ll admit to yourself the choice primarily came from your childhood surroundings – parents, grandparents, maybe a teacher.

The average man or woman on the street has no idea what either party stands for … what is the party basic philosophy – even a portion of their platform.

Growing up in Iowa, my family was Republican. We lived in town. Most ‘Townies” were Republican. Most farmers in the surrounding area were Democrats. The basic reason for party choice can be traced back to the Great Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

A Democrat friend recently told me that all of his family have remained Democrats sort of because a loyalty to a party that helped them in the thirties. But, it wasn’t the Democrats or a Republican Congress who ended the Depression – it was World War II when all Americans united as a nation. We emerged rich and powerful.

Many Republicans remain loyal to their party because of Dwight Eisenhower and/or Ronald Reagan. As good as Reagan was, he wasn’t without serious faults – Iran-Contra for one.

Donald Trump is shaking up Washington and causing rifts in the White House. He’s like no other who has sat in the Oval office … well, maybe Andrew Jackson and/or Theodore Roosevelt.

So far, some good things have been happening under Trump’s watch. Time will tell how it’ll all end. In the meantime, let Trump be Trump. Even though he’s not your typical Republican, he’s driving the Dems and mainstream Republicans nuts. He’s not a politician – he’s a businessman and he’s running things like one, even though it seems at times like he’s been drinking too much coffee. If The Donald can pull off a satisfactory deal with North Korea, he’ll prove himself to be the real deal. Coupled with the recent tax cut, he can chalk up a pretty good term – that is if the current investigations don’t trip him up. Stay tuned…

WILL ROGERS – “After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: when you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.”

CEZ CECIL — While watching the recent Winter Olympic games, it reminded me again that the ski industry is going downhill. – Cecil Scaglione, Mature Life Features

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