Friday, October 29, 2010

Dirty Politics and Name calling have NO place in Politics!! Really? Someone should have told John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in the Election of 1800...See the vidoe HERE!

This video is GREAT! The more things change, the more they stay the same...It uses quotes from Jefferson and Adams campaigns in the election of 1800.  Worth a look.  The actual sources for the quotes are below as well...(Source: The Agitator)

For those interested, here are some of our sources for the statements made in "Attack Ads, Circa 1800."


John Adams is a blind, bald crippled toothless man
http://books.google.com/books?id=GHMnz8G0GTcC&pg=PA500&lpg=PA500&dq=adams+blind,+bald+crippled+toothless&source=bl&ots=9lbKRZPRGk&sig=G8iF_6jamjrAWBg5_f9aRsW093U&hl=en&ei=FuvJTLTTCYOglAel07SnAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=adams%20blind%2C%20bald%20crippled%20toothless&f=false

who secretly wants to start a war with France.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/19/going-negative-is-in-the-dna-of-our-democracy/

While he’s not busy importing mistresses from Europe
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/scandal.cfm

he’s trying to marry one of his sons to a daughter of King George III.
http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/adams/essays/biography/3

John Adams is a hideous hermaphroditical character with neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.
http://articles.cnn.com/2008-08-22/living/mf.campaign.slurs.slogans_1_jefferson-family-sally-hemings-vice-president-jefferson?_s=PM:LIVING

Murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will be openly taught and practiced, the air will be rent with the cries of the distressed, the soil will be soaked with blood and the nation black with crimes.
http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/jefferson/essays/biography/3

Are you prepared to see your dwellings in flames? Female chastity violated? Children writhing on the pike?
http://books.google.com/books?id=YOWX0jLPbkwC&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188&dq=%22female+chastity+violated%22+%22children&source=bl&ots=4JW5TDUjnX&sig=G6_8ik8es-6hkf-SB2Edx_-E-Zo&hl=en&ei=X-7JTKelNMWblgfxufj6Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22female%20chastity%20violated%22%20%22children&f=false

Jefferson is the son of a half-breed Indian squaw raised on hoe-cakes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_People_and_Their_Place_in_History
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08036/854713-51.stm

Hamilton is a Creole bastard brat of a Scotch pedlar.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1071513/posts
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