Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 | 2:04 a.m.
I grew up during the reign of president-for-life Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the 1930s there were the Socialist Party (Norman Thomas was the perennial presidential candidate) and the Socialist Workers Party.
By the time FDR got through with the Democrats, there was no longer a need for those parties because he’d usurped their legislative program. FDR still had about 10 percent unemployment in 1941, eight years after his inauguration, up until war production started to get in gear.
The Democrats have continually offered more and more programs to attract voters who want government to take care of them.
This time around the Democrats have the worst ticket I’ve seen in all my years. They have on their ticket two of the top three liberals (socialists) in the entire U.S. Senate. Their candidate espouses programs that will speed the growth of government.
This is the government that required lenders to give mortgages to people who the lenders knew couldn’t carry the load. And now they blame the lenders.
These are the politicians who want to invest in unproven forms of energy. The problem is that it’s our tax money they are investing (risking), and they are politicians, not skilled investors like Warren Buffett.
I first voted in a presidential election in 1952. There have been only two men whom I have voted for for president. The rest of the time I have voted against the Democrat. I’ll do that again this time. The same goes for all offices.