(The Oshkosh parade did have a 50's theme...)
However, if they took a look at what Eisenhower stood for, I'm not so sure that today's Republican Party would truly 'Like Ike".
He sounds like he could join Edwards, Richardson, Obama and Clinton running for the Dems nomination:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.
This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war.
I believe that anyone speaking the words above would be deemed immediately anti-American by today's Republican Party.
I don't, however, blame our local Republicans for looking back to better days. I would not want to have to publicly support the actions of today's Republicans.