Steve Leser talks to Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower. They discuss the current direction of the Republican party. President Eisenhower was a Republican, and Susan and her father, John Eisenhower, have both supported Democratic candidates.
Eisenhower criticizes the current Republican party for its lack of fiscal conservatism in handling its budget. She and Leser also discuss the military-industrial complex, a term that her grandfather coined, saying that military action should be prefaced by a more intensive cost-benefit analysis.
They also discuss the government shutdown, Eisenhower saying that it stood against her grandfather’s belief in compromise and civil discussion.
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