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Rating William Borah

Rating Sen. William Borah  

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  1. 1. Read my first comment below to see Borah's career: How would you rate his career as a US Senator?

  2. 2. Would Borah have made a better president than either Hoover, Landon, or FDR? Check all that apply

    • Better than Hoover
    • Better than Landon
    • Better than FDR
    • He would have been worse than all three.
  3. 3. How is Borah best remembered today?

    • As arguably the leading Progressive Republican after La Follette.
    • As a leading anti-war/isolationist Senator.
    • For his failed bid for the 1936 GOP nomination.
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    • Who the hell is William Borah?


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Borah, William E. 61 S R ID 1909 1909 1 helps add income tax to tariff bill
Borah, William E. 64 S R ID 1917 1917 2 emerges as anti-League iso spokesman
Borah, William E. 65 S R ID 1918 1918 3 opposes Sedition Act
Borah, William E. 66 S R ID 1919 1919 4 an "irreconcilable" on League
Borah, William E. 66 S R ID 1920 1920 5 accuses Wood and Lowden of buying R nom
Borah, William E. 66 S R ID 1920 1921 6 Borah Reso re naval conf with UK & Japan
Borah, William E. 67 S R ID 1921 1921 7 backs recognition of USSR
Borah, William E. 68 S R ID 1923 1924 8 a leading reformer
Borah, William E. 68 S R ID 1924 1924 9 considered by Coolidge for VP
Borah, William E. 69 S R ID 1925 1925 10 chief progressive opponent to Coolidge
Borah, William E. 69 S R ID 1925 1925 11 leads oppo to Coolidge's AG nom Warren
Borah, William E. 69 S R ID 1927 1927 12 carries reso to settle disputes with Mexico
Borah, William E. 70 S R ID 1927 1927 13 rages vs. U.S. Nicaragua policy
Borah, William E. 70 S R ID 1927 1928 14 takes up outlawry of war
Borah, William E. 70 S R ID 1928 1928 15 helps to induce Kellogg-Briand Pact
Borah, William E. 70 S R ID 1928 1928 16 a leader of GOP isolationist wing
Borah, William E. 71 S R ID 1929 1929 17 gets Hoover to call special sess on ag policy
Borah, William E. 71 S R ID 1929 1930 18 presses pro-agriculture tariff policy
Borah, William E. 73 S R ID 1933 1933 19 worried re monopoly potential of NRA
Borah, William E. 73 S R ID 1933 1933 20 helps kill FDR's pro-League embargo plan
Borah, William E. 73 S R ID 1934 1934 21 helps filibuster vs. anti-lynching bill
Borah, William E. 74 S R ID 1935 1935 22 spurs Potato Control Act
Borah, William E. 74 S R ID 1935 1935 23 helps draft Neutrality Act
Borah, William E. 74 S R ID 1935 1935 24 helps block U.S. membership in World Ct
Borah, William E. 74 S R ID 1936 1936 25 candidate for GOP pres nom
Borah, William E. 75 S R ID 1937 1937 26 prods Van Devanter to retire from S Ct
Borah, William E. 76 S R ID 1939 1939 27 vs. FDR on cash-and-carry policy

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23 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Anyone who regulates potatoes gets an F from me dawg 👎👎

You like eating poisoned, diseased, and substandard potatoes - and paying full price for them? Most people don't. And the potato didn't like the other things the act protected against - and they were the ones growing them. Of course, your neo-feudal, short-sighted, sociopathic corporatist fiscal conservative masters have brainwashed you into believing that government regulation of any business is automatically and always "bad for the economy," and anyone promoting it is "economically illiterate," much like a lot of the other garbage myths they spread. But only the very ultra-wealthy, and the corrupt politicians they bribe, actually REALLY benefit from these policies in the long-term and broad scales - they're to EVERYONE else's (including yours) detriment. And the Plutocrats will NOT reward you for your sheep-like subservience and sycophantry.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

You like eating poisoned, diseased, and substandard potatoes - and paying full price for them? Most people don't. And the potato didn't like the other things the act protected against - and they were the ones growing them. Of course, your neo-feudal, short-sighted, sociopathic corporatist fiscal conservative masters have brainwashed you into believing that government regulation of any business is automatically and always "bad for the economy," and anyone promoting it is "economically illiterate," much like a lot of the other garbage myths they spread. But only the very ultra-wealthy, and the corrupt politicians they bribe, actually REALLY benefit from these policies in the long-term and broad scales - they're to EVERYONE else's (including yours) detriment. And the Plutocrats will NOT reward you for your sheep-like subservience and sycophantry.

Just learned i'm related to Pocahontas on my mother's side (only ever looked at my father's side, the only side that matters), and found that to be interesting. She's my 13x great grandmother apparently. Bet Elizabeth Warren's jealous rn.

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Idk much about this guy.So i just gave random answers for first two questions

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9 hours ago, Rodja said:

Idk much about this guy.So i just gave random answers for first two questions

He was pretty major in the early 20th century. He was a provincial progressive, which was common back then. This typically meant isolationism, progressive legislation, but rather libertarian in regards to Civil Rights regarding blacks and ethnic minorities, which means allowing racial prejudices if the people want to be prejudiced. Had he been a Southern senator, rather than a Idaho Senator, he likely would be considered racist. His fence-sitting on this element of Civil Rights is his darkest blot on his legacy. He was for women's rights and workers rights (regardless of their race). 

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