I never got to meet my granddad on my dad's side of the family. Awhile back I asked my dad how he got so involved in politics---and when I say involved, I mean he keeps up more than the average person. He doesn't get involved in a campaigns or anything like that beyond voting, except for that he gets Christmas cards from a congressman and a senator---and he said his dad was the same way. Apparently, my granddad liked to rail on FDR. Three of my dad's biggest pet peeves are LBJ, Carter, and Clinton. I was 12 when Clinton got elected, so thus far it's him and The Messiah for me, along with a host of liberal senators and congressmen.
But as much as I've been disappointed that I didn't get to meet my granddad, I'm glad he didn't live to see both Russia and China warning us against becoming socialists.
Doesn't that beat all? Our cold war enemy and the one country that most pisses off the human rights crowds are warning US about socialism.
What bugs me is that anybody could still think this is a good idea. Take Floridians for example. Florida's full of liberals, yet all they have to do is go to the beach and see Cubans riding in on old doors and inner tubes to get away from that crap, and they still want it here. Unbelievable.