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  •  Teddy R. & FDR were anomalies. Who was the (11+ / 0-)

    plutocrat who said Teddy wouldn't "stay bought" & was originally an accidental President whom the plutocrats had made VP to get him out of any position of real power.

             FDR was, famously, a "traitor to his class" who started out with conventional economic ideas before being convinced to take "radical steps"--e.g., going off gold standard.  And both were reacting to protect the establishment from threats from the left--William Jennings Bryan and the Populists for Teddy and the socialists, Communists, Huey Long, Dr. Townsend, etc. for FDR.  LBJ had MLK & the civil rights movement pushing him  

            PBO has had no threat from the left because the American left has been totally ineffectual since 1972, except for electing The Shrub in 2000; and progressives will remain totally ineffectual as long as they keep supporting "liberal" Republicans like PBO and Hilary.

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 07:50:58 AM PDT

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