Midwestern History Month 2019: Senator George Norris

Editor’s Note: Now for a strange turn in our tour of Southern history.

Have you ever heard of this guy? Wow.

Senator George Norris was a Progressive who used to represent … Nebraska.

DAYUM.

Now, this is a Progressive who unlike Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren is speaking my language on international peace … you know, he sounds like Tulsi Gabbard in this respect who has a large fan base on the “alt-right.” These populist voters who became the “alt-right” supported the Ron Paul rEVOLtion in 2008 and 2012. What is the common thread here on, say, American foreign policy?

George Norris > Pat Buchanan > Ron Paul > Blompf > Gabbard

Who was Sen. George Norris of Nebraska? Let’s Google him.

“Nebraska’s George Norris, the man many consider history’s “greatest United States senator,” was born on July 11, 1861. He served in the Senate for 30 years, from 1913 until 1943. Fiercely independent, George Norris emerged politically as a western agrarian progressive Republican. Yet, throughout the New Deal era, as he regularly collaborated with President Franklin Roosevelt, some optimistically labeled him the “Democrat of Democrats.” …

History textbooks usually note four of his legislative accomplishments. They include the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ended the 13-month “Lame-Duck” gap between the election of a new member of Congress and that member’s seating; the 1932 Norris-La Guardia Act, which strengthened organized labor’s collective bargaining hand; the campaign that resulted in Nebraska having the nation’s only unicameral state legislature; and, as his greatest legislative monument, the Tennessee Valley Authority. …

Although excluded from this “Famous Seven,” Norris is immortalized among Senator John F. Kennedy’s Courageous Eight in his 1956 book Profiles in Courage. Kennedy admiringly quoted Norris, whose willingness to speak his mind against the prevailing views of his constituents ultimately led to his 1942 defeat in a bid for a sixth term. Said Norris, “I would rather go down to my political grave with a clear conscience than ride in the chariot of victory.”

“I would rather go down to my political grave with a clear conscience than ride … in the chariot of victory.” Wow, that’s some powerful stuff. Ben Sasse doesn’t sound like George Norris.


Have you ever heard of him, Andrew Yang?


joking/not joking we live in a Clown World

Why on earth would Progressives want to abolish the Electoral College?

Nebraska has proportional voting.

Admittedly, I haven’t read Goober’s book, but what has Ben Sasse done for Nebraska in the US Senate? Where does this cuckservative get off condemning “the vanishing American adult?” Did he create the TVA like Sen. George Norris? Did he oppose the Great War when it wasn’t cool?


not even joking about shit for brains Sen. Goober here

Let’s Google Sen. George Norris again.

“Norris was a leader of progressive and liberal causes in Congress. He is best known for his intense crusades against what he characterized as “wrong and evil”. his liberalism, his insurgency against party leaders, his isolationist foreign policy, his support for labor unions, and especially for creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Franklin Roosevelt called him “the very perfect, gentle knight of American progressive ideals,” and this has been the theme of all of his biographers. A 1957 advisory panel of 160 scholars recommended that Norris was the top choice for the five best Senators in U.S. history. …

Norris supported some of President Woodrow Wilson’s domestic programs but became a firm isolationist, fearing that bankers were manipulating the country into war. In the face of enormous pressure from the media and the administration, Norris was one of only six senators to vote against the declaration of war on Germany in 1917.

George W. Norris, US Representative from Nebraska.

Looking at the war in Europe he said, “Many instances of cruelty and inhumanity can be found on both sides.” Norris believed that the government wanted to take part in this war only because the wealthy had already aided the British financially in the war. He told Congress that the only people who would benefit from the war were “munition manufacturers, stockbrokers, and bond dealers” and added that “war brings no prosperity to the great mass of common and patriotic citizens…. War brings prosperity to the stock gambler on Wall Street–to those who are already in possession of more wealth than can be realized or enjoyed.”

He joined the “irreconcilables” who vehemently opposed and defeated the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations in 1919.”

What the hell?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called him the “very perfect, gentle knight of American progressive ideals?” He was profiled in John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage? I can’t think of anyone running for the Democratic nomination for president who sounds like Sen. George Norris but Tulsi and Yang. I haven’t seen anyone but Tulsi really take such a strong stand against foolish warmongers.

Why are all these former Pepes supporting Yang/Tulsi 2020? I have no idea. I am just speculating that these people are disaffected Populists who see something in these two Progressives? As I study more about American history, it sure seems like Progressives … have become less popular?


joking/not joking a much better movie than The Matrix and more suitable for 3.0


joking/not joking Blompf is a puppet of Bibi Netanyahu, Kushner and Sheldon Adelson

LEFT TO RIGHT: REP.  JOHN RANKIN (D-MS), PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, SEN. GEORGE NORRIS (R-NE) AT SIGNING OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT

Note: I will again play these hilarious videos. For once in my life, I hope that leftwing journos would kind of just chill out on the political correctness and relax a bit and think harder than usual.



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4 Comments

  1. I am sorry, but it is hard to feel good about a senator that cooperated with arch-Communist Franklin Roosevelt, the man who screwed up the post- WW2 world.

  2. The South and West are natural political allies. Nebraska ain’t Dixie, but it’s not Yankeedom either.

  3. Why on earth would Progressives want to abolish the Electoral College?

    Because most progressives live in Yankeedom and Mexifornia, which coincidentally, have the most people in the former United States.

    They’re one of the three groups who will be made powerless and irrelevant by the new economy and the new sociopolitical order and paradigm it will engender.

    They want to be able to dictate terms to the rest of us, with zero opposition. They have little time in which to stop the future from overwhelming them.

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