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  •  Yes! Please God, (3+ / 0-)
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    give us one more FDR who will imprison Americans for the sole reason of belonging to a race of people we are currently at war with.  But only the funny-looking non-white segment we are currently at war with.  Germans and Italians are white.

    Also God, make sure this FDRish President succumbs to pressure and chooses a Vice-President he considers beneath his blue blood and therefore refuses him entry into his inner sanctum during a time of upheaval in the waning days of a world war.    

    apparently due to ancient hardware and the transition to dk4 I can't recc tip jars or comments any longer so in lieu of the 'standard nod' you'll see a variety of replies until this gets fixed or becomes a mighty big fucking pain in the ass

    by oopsaDaisy on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 03:48:07 PM PDT

    •  so FDR sucked and Obama's great? (4+ / 0-)
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      or are you saying they're all terrible?

      •  I'm saying when it comes to politicians (5+ / 0-)

        be careful what you wish for.  Presidential personality flaws are magnified or swept under the rug depending on the man and the crisis of the moment.  They all have them.

        Try walking a few feet in the President's shoes while dealing with the calamity this nation is facing right now and not have a fucking heart attack.

        How about waiting for the "Actual" outcome of this current crisis before your angry calls to primary.  This President has surprised his base before in his dealings with the rethugs.  

        apparently due to ancient hardware and the transition to dk4 I can't recc tip jars or comments any longer so in lieu of the 'standard nod' you'll see a variety of replies until this gets fixed or becomes a mighty big fucking pain in the ass

        by oopsaDaisy on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 04:24:49 PM PDT

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      •  Nice try. YOU said that Obama sucks and FDR (1+ / 0-)
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        is the ideal.
        But carry on with the rescripting of history.

        Save Troy Davis! Go to IAMTROY.com and let your voice be heard. Please!

        by JoanMar on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 05:14:50 PM PDT

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    •  It really says a lot (6+ / 0-)

      that so many people here feel the need to tear down FDR in order to make Obama look better.  Of course, that is really hard to do now that he is an enabler of torture.

      •  Oh Please. (0+ / 0-)

        I don't recall ever reading about FDR enabling the torture of anyone.

        Okay, the firebombing of civilians in Dresden, Germany was a joint British/American campaign.  But that was different, I think.

        apparently due to ancient hardware and the transition to dk4 I can't recc tip jars or comments any longer so in lieu of the 'standard nod' you'll see a variety of replies until this gets fixed or becomes a mighty big fucking pain in the ass

        by oopsaDaisy on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 04:54:04 PM PDT

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      •  Again, nice try. Wonder what it says about (1+ / 0-)
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        you that you continue to deify FDR while demonizing Obama?

        Save Troy Davis! Go to IAMTROY.com and let your voice be heard. Please!

        by JoanMar on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 05:16:40 PM PDT

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        •  Obama is Wall Street's president (3+ / 0-)

          It's not necessary to deify FDR to recognize that he was the right man for the right time -- a man born to wealth who, because of great unexpected personal hardship, came to identify with those who were born to hardship. He acted on this empathy by fighting throughout his presidency to improve the lot of those who had been devastated by the depression. He more than anyone is responsible for establishing the social safety net that Obama doesn't have the fighting spirit to defend. Obama is exactly the wrong man for hard times. What part of this do you FDR haters not understand? Do you not read history? Is the gap between your expectations of Obama -- we all had them -- and the reality of his abysmal failure too wide for you to bridge? Obama bailed out the Wall Street crooks but has done nothing to create jobs, nothing to help the poor and middle class. Why do you defend him?

          David McKenna oddmanout215.wordpress.com

          by David McKenna on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 05:40:53 PM PDT

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        •  I don't know (5+ / 0-)

          JoanMar, what does is say about and about the two men in question, one of whom built the New Deal and one who is trying to tear it down?

      •  I know this, if FDR had people on these many (0+ / 0-)

        blogs, these many corporate owned networks, the military complex, PACs and lobbyist and corporations were people, he would have been bumping his head against the wall. Good some people only had radios.

    •  This=domestic argument regarding 50 years of... (0+ / 0-)

      financial stability including the lifestyle you yourself enjoy as we all do, what's left of it.

      Life is more complicated that and so is history.

      Besides Obama chose a VP who rammed through the bankruptcy law he ran against in the primary.

      Pro Life??? Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers!- George Carlin

      by priceman on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 08:57:51 PM PDT

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