Skip to main content

View Diary: The will to preserve society (169 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Nice guy, except for the psychopathic streak. (0+ / 0-)

    Barack Obama: Gives people who tortured other people to death a pass, prosecutes whistleblowers. Change we can believe in!

    by expatjourno on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 03:34:28 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Hoover was a very good man but had a very bad (2+ / 0-)

      Presidency. He was the Republican version of Jimmy Carter. Each of them faced difficult challenges and were unsuccessful at meeting them.

      Hoover was one of the leading humanitarians of the 20th Century. Hoover led the efforts after WWI to help refugees in Europe. He led efforts to help refugees in Europe during the Nazi exapansion before WWII (an effort that FDR opposed). Calling him a pyschopath is idiotic.

      Truman liked and respected Hoover so much that he made him chair of the committee appointed to reorganize the Federal Government.

      I remember when I was a child in the 1960s that he was considered the most distinguished living American. He had moved past partisan positions and had friends in both parties. There was bipartisan grief when he died.

    •  What psychopathic streak? (0+ / 0-)

      Do you have any details or sources to cite for making such a claim? I'm not aware of anything like that in his history. He was simply wrong about economics.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:04:21 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  No, not simply wrong about economics. (0+ / 0-)

        Delusional and paranoid. Also willing to impose untold suffering, starvation and death in the service of his plutocrat-coddling ideology.

        Psychopathic. Sorry to burst your bubble.

        Barack Obama: Gives people who tortured other people to death a pass, prosecutes whistleblowers. Change we can believe in!

        by expatjourno on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:55:58 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You're overboard (0+ / 0-)

          and that's not helpful.

          "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

          by Andrew C White on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 12:02:54 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  No, Hoover favored serfdom for ordinary Americans, (0+ / 0-)

            accused democrats of being sinister spooks mixing poison for the American people, and demagogically compared them to Mussolini and Marx.

            If you want to admire a man like that, be my guest.

            Barack Obama: Gives people who tortured other people to death a pass, prosecutes whistleblowers. Change we can believe in!

            by expatjourno on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 12:21:55 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site