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  •  I remember FDR. He held a winning hand: a member (6+ / 0-)

    of the club (or, as the Repubs put it at the time, "a traitor to his class.")

    Everyone (excepting the Prescott Bush & right-wing conservatives who believed that fascism was the wave of the future) supported FDR.  

    Still, FDR said to his voters,  "Make me do it."

    The majority of the country was whole-heartedly behind FDR.

    Compare that to President Obama's situation and how Obama has played it.  Obama tried being "reasonable" with the opposition.  That didn't work, of course. But see how well he has managed his very difficult situation since.

    The Greatest First Black President Ever!  And that isn't snark. Obama is one our best presidents ever.  Talk about an uphill job. Good for you, Mr. President.

    The right of the women of this State to be secure in their persons against unreasonable searches shall not be violated by the State legislature.

    by Mayfly on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 03:59:58 PM PST

    •  I wasn't ranking Obama in any way (1+ / 0-)
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      To some extent a President can only as powerful as the movement behind him/her. And popular movements (as opposed to the forces of entrenched special interests) tend to swell because of extreme times, but that doesn't always happen immediately.

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