This is the logo to Fox News Channel’s “Hannity”:
The logo is instantly recognizable because it mimics the logo of the Interstate Highway system.
As most students of American history know, the Interstate Highway system was a product of Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ike was the kind of Republican that doesn’t exist anymore – interested in using the strength of the government to improve lives and commerce across the country without being beholden to the radical fringe.
Let’s go to the tape:
In 1956 the pieces finally fell into place. Although the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 contained many provisions affecting the Interstate System, the key legislative phrase in section 108 is breathtakingly simple and direct: “It is hereby declared to be essential to the national interest to provide for the early completion of the ‘National System of Interstate Highways,’ as authorized and designated in accordance with section 7 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944.”
That simple phrase–“the national interest”–is all the justification the legislators who created the bill thought was needed, perhaps because they believed the interest was obvious, widely understood, and shared.
Well, clearly Eisenhower was some kind of communist.
After Pearl Harbor, General George C. Marshall called him to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France.
So what kind of claptrap does Sean Hannity, who uses the icon of the largest public works program – all 46,876 miles of it – say about now investing in our infrastructure and building up America in a manner similar to Ike?
So, that’s your modern conservative movement.