Friday, November 06, 2009

Damn Liberal Yankees

If you need another reason to hate the Democrats, here it is. Union workers, welfare queens and and illegal aliens thrive under Democratic administrations, but not as much as the New York Yankees.

In this, the first year of the Obama Administration, the Yankees won their first World Series since . . . the last year of the Clinton Administration. You can blame George W. Bush for a lot, but you can't blame him for a Yankee World Championship. While Clinton was having relations with Monica Lewinski, Derek Jeter was adding four rings and an untold number of venereal diseases.

Under GHW Bush and Reagan, the Yankees won no world titles and only one American League Pennant, in 1981 as America was still suffering from Jimmy Carter malaise. In Carter's four years, inflation, unemployment, and Reggie Jackson's # of rings rose exponentially (2 titles in four years).

During the Ford/Nixon era, the Yankees added no World Championships and no pennants. The Yanks must have thought LBJ was a war mongering Republican; during his term they added two pennants but no championships.

JFK saw 2 Yankee World Championships in his two years as President, until a Red Sox fan named Lee Harvey Oswald could stand it no more.

You have to go back to Ike in 1958 to find the last Republican President to see a Yankee world title. Ike saw six pennants and three world titles. Then he waxed on about the military/industrial complex and gave birth to the modern left.

Truman and FDR held the White House for two decades. During that time the Yankees won eleven titles and and twelve pennants.

The first four Yankee titles took place under two Republicans. 1932 under Hoover, 1923, 1927 and 1928 under Coolidge. They won seven pennants in that time. However, that's ancient history.


Blogger Terry_Jim said...

James Taranto (WSJ 'Best of the Web') wrote often of the "Curse of the Carpetbagger"...
No World Series Championships were won by the Yankees while Mrs. Clinton was the Senator from New York

12:30 AM  
Blogger John F Not Kerry said...

Reggie Jackson already had 3 World Series rings with the Oakland A's ('72, '73, '74), so adding 2 to that does not make his total rise exponentially. I know everybody forgot about his time there, but those teams are what drew me to the game, and I have been an A's fan ever since.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Nihilist in Golf Pants said...

I was using Merriam-Webster
s 3rd definition of exponential:

Expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function; especially : characterized by or being an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent)

Increasing his rings from 3 to 5 is indeed very rapid growth.

9:56 AM  
Blogger John F Not Kerry said...

If you had chosen someone like Ron Guidry or Thurman Munson, I might agree with you. I think you're stretching the idea of rapid growth. I think you (The Nihilist) doing 2 posts in a month would qualify under the same criteria you apply to Reggie.

10:04 PM  

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