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  •  As DeminCT pointed out (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, blueoasis

    These claims originate from  right wing radicals who opposed all of FDR's programs claiming they were socialism.  

    "My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it until now." - JFK during the 1962 Steel Crisis

    by Betty Pinson on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 09:51:38 AM PDT

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    •  bs betty (1+ / 0-)
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      JC from IA

      Any number of Dems objected to FDR's less than perfect SS program for the fact that it excluded roughly 1/3 of all Americans at the time.

      Needless to say that in order to pass it in any form, he had to compromise his own ideology in order to get the requisite votes from dixiecrat-dems.

      ...there's your "template".

      In 2011 rhetoric of course, FDR would be charged with "capitulation" & "lacking leadership" by those of you honest enough to admit it.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 11:54:21 AM PDT

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