Give 'Em Hell, Barry?
Will president Obama take a page from the playbook of Harry Truman, attacking the 'Do Nothing' Congress? If so will it work? As we discuss, there are a lot of differences between Harry Truman's situation and President Obama's. Truman had the freedom of desperation due to his poor political situation. He could show no control over the legislative branch, and the Congress handed him a useful rhetorical talking point. We talk about these differences in this cast of listener questions. And we discuss if there isn't too much shine on the 1948 legend in any case. Also the role of Vice President "Rufus Cornpone", and other people who were Vice Presidents of the United States. And Napoleon's simultaneous American praise and American plunder which almost meant the War of 1812 would have been a three-way war.