Thursday, March 4, 2010

Party Loyalty

I see where Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and 13 (so far) of his cohorts would like to see Ulysses S. Grant's image deleted from the $50 bill in favor of Ronald Reagan.

History has not been kind to Grant's presidency, but to suggest that the man who was Lincoln's inspired choice to preserve the union, should be dumped in favor of the father of what G.H.W. Bush called "voodoo economics", seems yet another nod to the sort of PC so often derided by Republicans.

Rather than cannibalizing their own, one might suggest that the GOP start creating some latter day statesmen in lieu of recycling the ones they have.

A previous effort to replace Old Hickory with The Gipper on the Twenty failed, and a click-thru poll by the New York Daily News found that opposition to the newly suggested change is nearly two to one.

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