Democrat Presidents Seem Predisposed to Leading America Into Major Deadly Conflicts


Democrat Presidents Seem Predisposed to Leading America Into Major Deadly Conflicts

By James S. Soviero

Funny some of the things we remember from our youth. I can recall Mom, a devoted Democrat voter, telling me something her dad, an equally partisan Dem, told her. It was in the early 1960’s, and the Vietnam War had just begun to percolate.

The stunningly, nonpartisan comment was, “Democrat presidents get us into wars.”

Given the current occupant of the White House’s ongoing bungling of virtually every geopolitical crisis, it seemed a good time to put those powerful words within the context of some U.S. history.

Here is a list of Democrat Presidents who were at the helm when wars, killing many thousands of Americans, were started.
Harry Truman-Korean War-35,616 killed, Lyndon Johnson-Vietnam War-58,209 lost, Woodrow Wilson-World War I-116,516 dead, Franklin Roosevelt-World War II-405,399 killed.

Last, but by no means least, we have Jefferson Davis. A Democrat who represented Mississippi in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, rose to become president of the Confederate States of America. He served throughout the Civil war; a horrific conflict that took the lives of 620,000 Americans.

It’s reported Mark Twain once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Others hitchhiked on that bit of cleverness saying, history doesn’t repeat itself, but people, for better or worse, often do.

To that end, God help us all if a cognitively crippled, wrong about almost everything Joe Biden, decides to follow in the blood stained footsteps of his Democrat predecessors.

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Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
1 month ago

Thank James. I appreciated you efforts.
have heard you basic argument since I entered high school in 1958 and support the basic reasoning. But…the list seems a bit simplistic.
The person in office when a war is ignited may not have been responsible for the war. Two examples:
Abraham Lincoln, The Civil War The War started soon after he entered office
Harry Truman, the Korean War There were forces in China and Korea over which he had no say. The failure of American troops to be ready and their unpreparedness maybe could be blamed on him.
George Bush, the Mideast War The War started soon after he entered office
Most likely culprit- the Clinton administration

Not on the list was JFK who actions, more than Johnson’s led to the Viet Nam War.
How much did the weakness and policies of the Carter administration contribute to later war?

1 month ago

Peace is a pipe dream.

Save America
Save America
1 month ago

Because democrats get rich when we’re in a war,
while the military fights the democrat’s battles for them. John Lennon tried to imagine all the people, living life in peace. At the time, it seemed plausible. Can we just imagine what our national debt would look like if we didn’t stick our noses in to other people’s business?