What happened to 'my' Democratic Party?

There is not very many people today who can take their thinking minds back to the 1930s and 1940s and very likely the schools are not giving very much attention to what happened way back then. I know a few people who know the truth about those times.


My Great Grandfather immigrated to the U.S. in the mid 1850s and started a family history of Democrats. My father had 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and my mother’s side had 8 sisters and 1 brother and to my remembrance, it was always Democrat talk around our family table.

After the Korean War, I was discharged in 1955 and there seemed to be a drifting away from the Democrats. Since that time I have never been party affiliated. I have voted for the best qualified and most favorable of my beliefs. I could never, ever be a total party line person.

During my young days, the Democrats were in control for years and my personal opinion was that Dems were for farmers and working people and Republicans were the business and banking type. Thoughts of a teenager.

Not passing a Budget for 4 years now, tells me the Democrats are not taking serious their duty as elected officials. Maybe they feel their top guy will only use what he wants so why bother?

Two of the most difficult jobs I’ve had in my working life is striking an arc of a welding rod to weld up a hot gas leak under pressure, and writing politically correct letters to the editor.


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