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You President Baiting, Whiskey Drinking, Poker Playing, Evil Old Men!

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Title

You President Baiting, Whiskey Drinking, Poker Playing, Evil Old Men!

Description

Here we see President Franklin D. Roosevelt wagging his finger at the House and Senate as they play poker. FDR is chastising the two poker players over the the subject of neutrality. in August, when this cartoon was published, the 76th Congress was considering repealing the Neutrality Act of 1937, which would allow belligerent nations to purchase arms in the U.S. provided they paid cash and used their own ships for transportation. This would have been an unpopular act while the U.S. was on the cusp of entering World War II on the side of the Allies.

Creator

Gene Elderman

Source

Washington Post

Date

August 10, 1939

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Tag

1948