“It’s a Wonderful Life” might serve to remind us that their once was a time when Republicans were not the spawn of Satan. If I am not mistaken Capra was a an active conservative Republican and was opposed to FDR when he was governor of New York, and opposed his presidency (I describe Capra as a laissez-faire Republican before becoming Randian was fashionable). Donna Reed was a Republican too.
When the movie first came out, it fell under suspicion from the FBI and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). There are still a lot of Mr. Potters in the world. We know who you are and we’ll keep calling you out. First posted at BillMoyers.com.