Posts Tagged ‘Presidential Campaign’

Today is the Day – Vote Willard!

November 6, 2012

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One More Day – Remember to Vote

November 5, 2012

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Up to the Voters

November 3, 2012

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The Great Game Of Politics
By Frank R. Kent

ONE SIDE HAS been more successful than the other in creating an impression of victory…

Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Nov 2, 1936

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GIVE ME A RIDE OR I WILL VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!

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The Silly Season

November 3, 2012

Tee Hee; Wouldn’t I Look Funny in One of These!

Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa) Jul 26, 1923

Image from Drudge

“All bomber jacket and no bombers.”

— Mark Steyn

Spirit of the Convention

September 5, 2012

“Walkless Paraders”
Votes for Women
The Burning Gaze
That Sizzled Many Delegates
The Tavern Keepers Alibi
Oh What They Did to ‘Em in Chicago
Profits
St. Louis Hotel Keeper Caught in the Jam
1912 Woodrow Wilson 1916

Lincoln Daily News (Lincoln, Nebraska) Jun 16, 1916

Awake! Arise! or be Forever Fallen!

June 16, 2012

POLITICAL.

Will the country have Grant and peace, or Seymour and Blair and pieces.

General Grant crushed the rebellion. The present political contest is the endeavor of the rebellion to crush him.

The song of Seymour: “I’m afloat, I’m afloat!” The echo of Blair: “I’m a bloat. I’m a bloat!” — Chicago Post.

A Democratic paper delight to call Gen. Grant a despot. What kind of a pot, pray, is Frank Blair? — Hartford Post.

“The authority of a mob is equal to that of a Government.” –{Horatio Seymour, July, 4, 1863.}

The Law Caws. — the crowing of the copperhead cocks over the Kentucky election.

The Hartford Post perpetrates the following: Frank Blair’s “best hold” — to hold his tongue.

The Democratic papers declare that “Blair says what he means.” What does he mean when he says “er cons-ush’n mus’ be per’-suvd.”

Some of the seditious Southerners declare if Seymour is not elected they will leave the country. That is one of the strongest arguments for the election of Grant.

The World is anxious to discover a whisky meeter. The best whisky meeter we know of is Frank Blair. He meets it many times a day, but never allows it to pass him.

The Hillsdale Standard (Hillsdale, Michigan) Aug 25, 1868

“RED, WHITE AND BLUE.”

BY N.A. GRAY

The bullet and ballot change places,
The vote is our weapon once more,
The grey-coat is gone, but the faces
Are those we encountered before.
Our lines are again put in motion,
By Grant, who is able and true;
We will rally from ocean to ocean,
And stand by the “red, white and blue.”

A thousand torn soldiers at Dayton,
Are robbed of their vote by the foe;
A deed that sends blushes to satan,
And shames all the demons below.
The black man who fights and pays tax, too,
And those who their studies pursue,
Shall stand up by Grant and Colfax, too,
And Honor the “red, white and blue.”

Our Grant, the school-boy of Ravenna,
The Buckeye, we follow with pride,
With Colfax, of proud Indiana,
So worthy to stand by his side,
Warns Seymour and Blair to remember,
The red, white and [red] will not do;
We’ll meet them, the 8d of November,
And give them the “red, white and blue.”

Elyria Independent Democrat (Elyria, Ohio) Sep 9, 1868

Cedar Falls Gazette (Cedar Falls, Iowa) Sep 18, 1868

Who are Democrats?

The President, Vice President, and every member of the rebel Government, was a Democrat.

Every soldier, who, after being educated at the expense of the government basely deserted the flag of his country and took up arms against it was a Democrat.

Every member of both branches of the rebel Congress, was a Democrat.

Every man in the North who sympathized with traitors and treason in the South, during the late civil war was a Democrat.

Every cut-throat and murderer who shot down and starved defenseless Union prisoners of war, was a Democrat.

Every General, Colonel and officer in the Confederate army was a Democrat.

Every person who rejoiced at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat.

Every draft rioter, sneak and bounty jumper was a Democrat.

Every person who wrote letters to the army encouraging soldiers to desert their comrades, was a Democrat.

Every person who was sad when the Union army triumphed, was a Democrat.

Every person who assailed the “lawful money” of the country and the national credit was a Democrat.

Every person engaged in the massacre of Union soldiers at Fort Pillow, was a Democrat.

Every person who murdered an enrolling officer was a Democrat.

Every person engaged in the Sons of Liberty conspiracy to murder the Executive and overthrow the Government was a Democrat.

Every person in the North who opposed conferring suffrage upon Union Soldiers in the field, was a Democrat.

Every person who encouraged and protected deserters was a Democrat.

Every person who refused to contribute to the relief of sick and wounded soldiers, was a Democrat.

Every person who declared that he “would like to see all Democrats unite in a bold and open resistance to all attemps to keep our a united people” was a Democrat.

Every person who was in favor of “two republics and a united South” was a Democrat.

Every person who was anxious to know whether the “South had resources enough to keep the Union army at bay” was a Democrat.

Every person who denied the authority of the general government to enforce its laws was a Democrat.

Every person who recognized the rebellion as “legitimate, legal and just,” was a Democrat.

Every man who shouted “not another man nor another dollar to carry on a civil war,” was a Democrat.

Every man who insulted the loyal armies of the Union by declaring “the war a failure” was a Democrat.

Every person who invented dangerous compounds to burn our steamboats and Northern cities was a Democrat.

Every person who contrived hellish schemes to introduce the wasting pestilence of yellow fever into northern cities, was a Democrat.

Every person who robbed the school fund and used the money for gold gambling operations, was a Democrat.

Every person who engaged in shooting down negroes in the streets, and burning negro school-houses, was a Democrat.

Every person who burned up negro children in Orphan Asylums, was a Democrat.

Every officer in the army who was dismissed for cowardice and disloyalty was a Democrat.

Every man who denounced Union soldiers as “Lincoln hirelings,” was a Democrat.

Every man who denounced greenbacks as “Lincoln skins,” was a Democrat.

Every person who asserted that “Lincoln bayonets were shouldered for cold blooded murder,” was a Democrat.

Every man, who during the war asserted that the republic was “dying! dying!! dying!!!” was a Democrat.

Every person who conspired to release rebel prisoners and burn northern cities, was a Democrat.

Every member of the Ku-Klux-Klan is a Democrat.

Booth, the assassin, was a Democrat.

Seymour, who addressed a murderous mob as “my friends,” is a Democrat.

General Forrest, the Fort Pillow butcher, is a Democrat.

Wirz, the murderer of Union Soldiers, was a Democrat.

Dr. Blackburn is a Democrat.

Dr. Mudd, Payne, Alzerott and Mrs. Surratt were Democrats.

Wade Hampton, Jeff. Thompson and Beauregard, are Democrats.

Fernando Wood, his brother Ben, the gambler, and John Morrissey, are Democrats.

Renegade Doolittle is a Democrat.

Bowles, Milligan, Horsey, Heffron and Humphries, are Democrats.

John C. Walker and Dick Dodd, are Democrats.

Old “grandmother Welles” is a Democrat.

Clement L. Vallandigham is a Democrat.

Jeff. Davis, Brick Pomeroy, and the Devil are Democrats.

Indianapolis Journal.

Elyria Independent Democrat (Elyria, Ohio) Sep 30, 1868

Grand Traverse Herald (Traverse City, Michigan) Sep 6, 1868

Address Extraordinary.

TO THE DEMOCRACY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

(After the manner of Wallace.)

Hdqurs.State Central Kuklux,}
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 2, 1868.}

DEMOCRATS — Did you hear the reveille rolling in Vermont, on Tuesday?

Awake! Arise! or be forever fallen!

The Green Mountain boys kept quiet and noiseless, but they were lying in their trenches, and when we struck them, we felt their deadly musketry.

Danger threatens! The tyrant Grant will succeed the tyrant Lincoln. The mud sills, hirelings, carpet-baggers, minions, are rising in their strength as they rose in 1861.

Unless we carry Pennsylvania now, by foul means or fair, hope is gone.

The lost cause will be lost again.

The stars and bars will be folded forever.

Peace will reign.

The national debt will be paid.

The soldiers’ bounties will be paid.

The widows’ pensions will be paid.

The soldiers’ orphans’ schools will be endowed.

Gold will go down, credit will go up.

Prosperity and plenty will abound.

DEMOCRATS OF PENNSYLVANIA!

HOLD YOUR WAVERING LINES!

STEADY! STEADY! STEADY!

Defend nothing, for you cannot defend yourselves.

More money! More money! More money!

Advance the price of votes.

More coffee-stained naturalization papers.

More Father Tracys.

More murdered John Caseys, if the Irishmen ‘peach.

More John S. Kelleys, if they get frightened.

More Schuykill-county prothonetaries.

More “active Democrats.”

More railroad colonies.

Work! Work! Work! Direct your appeals to the passions, prejudices, and ignorance of the worse classes! Stir up the just-landed Irish against the nagurs!

Rally the White Boys of Bedford street! Bespatter the enemy with filth! Revel in profanity, and excel in abuse that distinguished Democrat, our illustrious leader in New York, Brick Pomeroy! Out-Pollard Pollard.

ABUSE THE PEOPLE!

Out with your wood-cuts, your roosters, your cannon! Magnify the national debt! Multiply your witticisms on Grant’s initials!

PURSUE THE ENEMY!

as you never did in war times. “Our grand old State moves slowly.” In very slow districts I have suggested a special contract with active men, thus: In 1865, the district polled 100 Democratic votes; 1866, 120 Democratic votes; now, for every Democratic vote over 110 polled, we will pay a fixed sum, the day after election.

LET US HAVE WAR!

By order:

W.A. VOXETRPR.ETERTANIHIL*
[Philadelphia Press.

The Grand Traverse Herald (Traverse City, Michigan) Oct 8, 1868

*I have no idea what that is supposed to say. That is what the spelling looked like on the digital newspaper image.

U.S. Debt, Taxes and Timber

April 11, 2012

Let Us Consider for a Moment, the U.S.Public Debt…

The Daily News (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) Jun 22, 1937

Heavy, Heavy Hangs the Possibility of New Taxation

The Daily News (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) Jun 22, 1935

In the Woods — Presidential Timber

The Daily News (Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) Apr 10, 1935

Influence of Texas on Election of 1844

October 26, 2011

In 1837, Texas asked to be annexed to the United States.

Texas wanted to enter as a slave state.

The Texas Question became an important presidential campaign issue.

Pro-annexation, James K. Polk beats Henry Clay.

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HIGH LIGHTS OF HISTORY — Influence of Texas on Election of 1844
By J. CARROLL MANSFIELD

The Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa) Jun 24, 1927

Girding Their Loins for William Jennings Bryan

January 28, 2009
Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech

Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
The Democratic Candidate for President Is Only 36.

CHICAGO, July 11. — Mr. Bryan was born March 19, 1860, in Salem, Ills. He attended Union College of Law in Chicago and while in attendance there was in the office of Lyman Trumbull. He left the law school June 18, 1883, and went to Jacksonville, Ills., to practice law, remaining at Jacksonville until October, 1887, when he removed to Lincoln, Neb. He took part in the campaign of 1888 in Nebraska and was nominated to represent the First district in congress in 1890. He was elected by the majority of 6,713. He was re-elected in 1892. In 1894 he became a candidate for the United States senate and announced that he would not be a candidate for the lower house of congress. The ensuing state legislature being Republican, John M. Thurston was sent to the senate. In September, 1894, he became the editor-in-chief of the Omaha World-Herald and had control of its editorial policy on state and national questions.

Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) Jul 12, 1896

William J. Bryan

William J. Bryan

STATE OF NEBRASKA FURNISHES THE “GOOD WESTERN MAN.”

CHICAGO, July 10 — William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska, the young, classic featured orator from the plains of the Platte, swept the convention off its feet today and was nominated for president on the fifth ballot.

Political history furnishes no precedent to today’s scenes in the Coliseum either as a great spectacular show or as the result of the deliberations of the convention of a great political party.

Bryan is but 36 years old, younger by 10 years than any man ever nominated for the chief magistracy of the American republic. He came like a young Lochinvar out of the West, which has never before nominated a presidential candidate to woo the bride for whose hand the country’s greatest chieftains have been suitors. His name was barely mentioned in the preliminary skirmishing. Four days ago, when the convention met, he was not entered in the lists. But yesterday he made an impassioned speech and stirred the convention to frenzy by his eloquence. That speech overthrew the diligently organized work of weeks and months for other aspirants for the honor.

The cause of silver was uppermost in the minds of the delegates when they assembled here. Yesterday, when Bryan made his speech, the delegates suddenly saw in him the great advocate of their cause, and they turned to him with an impetuosity that nothing could balk. They wanted a tribune of the people. They felt that they had him in the eloquent young Nebraskan. If he had been placed in nomination then, the convention would have been stampeded as it was today. Some of the gray haired leaders saw and feared it.

Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) Jul 14, 1896

The “Cross of Gold” speech (text and audio) can be found here.

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An Open Letter
An exchange contains the following:

To William Jennings Bryan — I have read thy New York speech carefully. I agree with thee — money should neither increase or decrease in value. Value comes from labor; things like air and water, which cost little or no labor, have little or no value. Christian civilization, with its inventions, machinery and competition, produces most things with less and less labor, consequently prices justly come down when paid for in either labor or “honest money.”

Money, which, as time goes on, will buy less and less labor, is not “honest money.” A pound of silver will buy only about half the labor it would twenty years ago. I cannot see how the free coinage of silver, 16 to 1, can give us “honest money.” An ounce of gold will buy about the same amount of labor it would for the last twenty years. Surely gold is the better standard for “honest money.”

Please consider these facts in thy search for “honest money.”

Thy frend,
UNCLE TRUE.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Sep 25, 1896

Chicago Platform 1896

Chicago Platform 1896

In William Jennings Bryan’s lexicon no man can be a Democrat who is not for the Chicago platform, and the one candidate who fits it.

New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Apr 19, 1899

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Considerable of the space of The News is devoted today to the speech of William Jennings Bryan. As a speciman of flamboyant wind-jamming it has but few equals in politics. That it is a “grand-stand” effort, to use a baseball term, is evident in every line. It is so theatrical from beginning to end that it suggests a great loss to the stage in Mr. Bryan turning to politics. The colonel revels in rhetoric, and relegates sense to the background to force metaphor to the fore. As a specimen of linguistic high and lofty tumbling it discounts the acrobats of the circus ring, but it is as weak and bogus a concoction as the red lemonade which goes with the performance in the saw-dust arena. Contrast it with  the real, satisfying meat to be found in McKinley’s speeches, and it is like sponge cake to a starving man.

New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Aug 8, 1900

William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan

The Democrats re-elected Cleveland in 1892 who completed the job of ruin he left unfinished in 8? and in 1896 William McKinley was chosen to bring order out of chaos. How well he succeeded is well known to everyone.

The Democrats in the meantime studied up another catchy campaign dodger and girded up their loins for victory with William Jennings Bryan as their Moses. The Democrats trotted Bryan two heats on a free silver plank but the danger flag was thrown into his face at the distance pole both times and the Colonel went to publishing his Commoner, on the plains of Nebraska while the Republicans went on with the god work of repairing the damage done by the Cleveland-Democratic administration and today the United States is the foremost power on earth and enjoying prosperity never before heard of.

Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) Feb 3, 1902

Bryan’s “Imperialism” speech (text and audio) can be found here.

William Jennings Bryan House - Lincoln NE

William Jennings Bryan House - Lincoln NE

William Jennings Bryan is buying a lot of cattle to inhabit that new $10,000 barn which stands in the rear of that new $20,000 house recently erected on his $40,000 farm. In 1896 Mr. Bryan told us that if Mr. McKinley was elected the rich would become richer and the poor would become poorer. Mr. Bryan was poor then and his present prosperity is the best answer to his specious argument.

New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Mar 26, 1902