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  •  He had a lot of (4+ / 0-)

    well, encouragement, to be generous.  FDR didn't get it right at first but the thing he should be credited for is allowing himself to be convinced. And after he was convinced, it sure does look like he dedicated himself to it.  The track record is all there in the history.  Plus he had constant reminders from his wife who spent a lot of time traveling the country and seeing first hand the struggles of ordinary Americans.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:26:44 PM PDT

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    •  It starts with giving a damn. (0+ / 0-)

      He did, and he did from the very start.

      He may not have had the details of the New Deal down when he first took office, but that's hardly surprising.  

      Instead of clinging to a pre-determined agenda, he built a legacy.

      Cool, that.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Mon May 13, 2013 at 04:14:16 AM PDT

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