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  •  Go back and study. Pay special attention to the (0+ / 0-)

    election of 1934.

    I agree with you on Glass-Steagall.  That was a sorry day for the American economy, but -- it is no reflection on Clinton's effectiveness in fighting a very obstructionist Republican Congress.  

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    by dinotrac on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:12:17 PM PST

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    •  Irrelevant to my point, (0+ / 0-)

      which was that FDR was not dealing with the republican party of today, not by a freaking long shot, not to mention he didn't have to deal with FOX news or the profusion of right wing radio that exists today.  This idea that FDR could have slayed today's GOP with one fell swoop is silly and denies the state of disfunction in congress due to republican obstructionism.

      FDR didn't get the republican support he did for SS because he was a miracle politician, although he was certainly a good one, he got it because that GOP was not the extreme right wing body that it is today. Same goes for his work programs, an idea that the GOP of today would call communist, while Democrats call it stimulus.

      The fact that Democrats did very well in 1934 compared to 2010 is a whole different discussion, with an Octopus's arms worth of factors.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:50:21 PM PST

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