Rep. Allen West (R-FL) appeared Wednesday night on Greta Van Susteren's TV show, to rail against President Obama and other liberals -- so much so, that he denounced the Democrats for what is actually an infamous Republican slogan.
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"And if we believe that there are people in Washington, D.C., that are going to be the arbiters, and be the ones who are trying to create some type of fairness -- we remember FDR talking about 'a chicken in every pot,' I recall all the rhetoric of economic and social justice -- then we get away from having the right type of monetary policy, fiscal, policy, tax and regulatory policy that can turn this dismal economic situation around in our country."
However, "a chicken in every pot" was not some wild-eyed, egalitarian New Deal proposal from Franklin Roosevelt. In fact, it was a slogan from the Herbert Hoover campaign (or more precisely, the Republican National Committee, in support of Hoover) in 1928, four years before Roosevelt ever ran for president. The RNC advertising for Hoover also added, "And a car in every backyard, to boot."