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  •  WTF? (0+ / 0-)

    A modern day Republican would have been ahead of his time in FDR's day. Seriously, WTF?

    Garner had been Speaker of the House. FDR's next VP was probably the most progressive VP in history.

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by expatjourno on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 01:58:14 PM PDT

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    •  Cactus Jack hated two things (2+ / 0-)
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      the new deal, and black people.  He played good soldier in exchange for patronage.  In fairness, I don't think Roosevelt really wanted him, and Garner tried to challenge him in 1940.  Wallace and Truman were cool.  The laissez-faire wing (Coolidge, mainly) was around, but they differed from today's R's in that they were more isolationist and didn't believe in running deficits for the express purpose of cutting taxes.  Hoover was in many ways ahead of his time, just not on economic dogma.  

      This is pretty far removed from the diary, which isn't really about FDR anyway.  He's a maguffin for this purpose.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:15:52 PM PDT

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