The Hate Debate

Senator Joseph F. Guffey, most vociferous of the Senate's tiny handful of New Dealers, set off a political volcano last week. The volcano might be just the Democratic Party, or it might be the nation. The oratorical lava which seethed out revealed a shocking depth of Senate bitterness against President Roosevelt and his inner circle—at the least. At its worst, it widened a split between Congress and the President which may be symptomatic of national disunity.

Slick, sleek Joe Guffey, in a press release, asserted that the Senate vote rejecting the Administration...

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