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  •  FDR, Harry Truman, and LBJ weren't perfect either (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, skohayes

    President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

    by Drdemocrat on Fri May 03, 2013 at 05:28:55 AM PDT

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    •  Wasn't arguing that they were perfect (2+ / 0-)
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      But they did get things done.  You know what FDR did--Social Security.  Harry Truman integrated the U.S. armed forces.  Lyndon Johnson--Medicare and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Fri May 03, 2013 at 05:31:10 AM PDT

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      •  Truman was known for being very polite and graciou (2+ / 0-)
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        cal2010, Gentle Giant

        speaking kindly and gently to people and being patient with them until the understood.


        Truman kicked ass.

        it can be done.

        Pissing around like we see now is disgusting.

      •  President Obama (2+ / 0-)
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        wintergreen8694, skohayes

        signed health care reform, repealed don't ask don't tell, made huge investments in alternative energy, ended the war in Iraq and will be ending the war in Afghanistan, appointed 2 women to the Supreme Court, created the CFPB.

        It's always easier to see the accomplishments when looking back.

      •  FDR's Social Security (1+ / 0-)
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        excluded most women and minorities, and it was 1950 before most working people were included as beneficiaries.
        Truman integrated the Armed Forces, and dropped two atomic bombs on Japan.
        There are good and bad with every president, people tend to forget the bad things.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Fri May 03, 2013 at 06:26:22 AM PDT

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