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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:11 PM

FDR in 1936 warns of people like Romney: "Let Me Warn You..."

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Reply FDR in 1936 warns of people like Romney: "Let Me Warn You..." (Original post)
TroyD Oct 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #1
hedda_foil Oct 2012 #2
Melissa G Oct 2012 #3
cleduc Oct 2012 #4
Smarmie Doofus Oct 2012 #12
JackN415 Oct 2012 #15
cleduc Oct 2012 #25
Brigid Oct 2012 #5
TroyD Oct 2012 #6
airplaneman Oct 2012 #13
Zynx Oct 2012 #7
cleduc Oct 2012 #8
theKed Oct 2012 #9
JackN415 Oct 2012 #11
Smarmie Doofus Oct 2012 #18
JackN415 Oct 2012 #10
theKed Oct 2012 #14
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #16
ruffburr Oct 2012 #17
Honeycombe8 Oct 2012 #19
a2liberal Oct 2012 #20
Tumbulu Oct 2012 #21
Mothdust Oct 2012 #22
TroyD Oct 2012 #24
defacto7 Oct 2012 #23
DianaForRussFeingold Oct 2012 #26
TroyD Oct 2012 #33
underthematrix Oct 2012 #27
Avon Barksdale Oct 2012 #28
TroyD Oct 2012 #31
Avon Barksdale Oct 2012 #40
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #29
TroyD Oct 2012 #30
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #34
TroyD Oct 2012 #36
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #32
TroyD Oct 2012 #35
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #37
TroyD Oct 2012 #38
TroyD Oct 2012 #39
november3rd Oct 2012 #41
mgcgulfcoast Oct 2012 #42
cal04 Oct 2012 #43
BootinUp Oct 2012 #44
TroyD Oct 2012 #45

Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. That described Romney at the debate to a tee!

K/R

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 PM

2. And most important of all, the $5 trillion tax cut for the rich

Will not cost anybody anything!

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:27 PM

3. Excellent warning,

timely post. Thanks!

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:45 PM

4. Part of that could be the lead in to an ad

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Response to cleduc (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

12. YES. ^ n/t

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Response to cleduc (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:23 PM

15. Good idea, someone should do that, not necessarily through Obama's approved message...

 

but make it viral as grass root sentiment with historical perspective.

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Response to cleduc (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:57 PM

25. I bet there are a number of seniors around who

that would connect with when they deliberate Romney's plans for their Medicare

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:46 PM

5. Wow.

If I closed my eyes to listen to this and didn't recognize FDR's voice, I could swear it was some progressive commentator today.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:52 PM

6. FDR is my favorite President

He is the gold standard for all his successors.

1936 was the year FDR won his biggest landslide.

Always promote and defend progressive, Democratic policies and do not allow the Republicans to push you to the right.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:23 PM

13. FDR is my favorite president too.

I am also beginning to think Eisenhower is my favorite republican.
-Airplane

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:02 PM

7. I always felt that the Republicans hated him most because he knew what they were.

He was able to take them apart so easily.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:04 PM

8. This FDR campaign speech doesn't tie in quite as simply

but there are a heck of a lot of parallels to the issues of today

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:15 PM

9. 1936 Acceptance Speech

"For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace: business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me, and I welcome their hatred."

It's like it could've been written for today, not 76 years ago. It's saddening that 80 years have gone by, and still the same dangers plague the nation, and the world.

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Response to theKed (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

11. Human nature does not change or evolve as fast as social evolution

 

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Response to theKed (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:35 PM

18. The saddest part is the issues are the same but our nominee is not cut from the same mold. nt

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:19 PM

10. Great and interesting find! Obama could have said...

 

If anyone believes that Gov. Romney can do that, there are many bridges for you to buy...

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:23 PM

14. Further notable FDR quotes:

"Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle."

"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fibre of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."

"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."

"Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars." (emphasis added)

"We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power."

And one more that President Obama and Vice-President Biden should bear in mind for their upcoming debates:

"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him."

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:23 PM

16. "We must support the assets of the wealthy, we can't afford our Social Security, we simply


don't have the money to provide for opportunity..."

Huh. Just doesn't sound the same 76 years later.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:33 PM

17. My Man

What a great Pres. I know all the debate points, But irregardless I still believe he did more to save this country than any before or since.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:40 PM

19. Prophetic. nt

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:46 PM

20. K&R for the greatest president (n/t)

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:15 PM

21. Oh My Goodness- this need to be an Obama ad!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really really really- I know thee guys come to this site- please ad group- use it!!!!!

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:24 PM

22. spot on!!!

You got it! How did you find this?

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Response to Mothdust (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:32 PM

24. It was sent to me by a friend on Twitter

I belong to a lot of Democratic and Progressive groups which are good at sending out polls, videos, endorsements & articles etc.

That's where I get some of the material that I post here every day on different topics.

That's how I learned about Bill Clinton coming to AZ for Richard Carmona.

And just heard a new MA poll is coming out tomorrow with the teaser that one of the Senate candidates has seen a drop in their favorability rating. I'm hoping it's Brown . . .

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:27 PM

23. Super K & R

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:24 AM

26. Amazing how relevant this is now...76 years later! K&R

I love FDR videos and this is now my favorite! Thank You so much for posting this!!!

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Response to DianaForRussFeingold (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:51 AM

33. You're welcome

The Democrats can't go wrong if they follow FDR.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:51 AM

27. My hubby and me just listened

to speech and it is amazing that 2012 feels very much like 1936. When PBO first took office, Times magazine did a cover of PBO as FDR. Please share this video with all your friends.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:42 PM

28. The Daily Show

...played that FDR clip tonight.

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Response to Avon Barksdale (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:50 AM

31. In what context was it used?

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:43 AM

29. One of FDR's last surviving aides lives near me

He just turned 98 a few weeks ago.
He told me once that FDR had to endure very much of the same "He's a socialist!" conspiratorial nonsense from the right in his day.
He sees many parallels between then and now, but says the situation is much worse today, given the unregulated money pouring into politics and the difficulty for a president to act in the interest of the people.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:49 AM

30. Thanks for the info

Wow. Had no idea there was an FDR aide still with us who is 98-years old.

Btw, FDR appointed the first woman in history to a Presidential Cabinet - Frances Perkins in 1933. She was the Secretary of Labor who was involved in all of the legislation carried out during the Great Depression.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:58 AM

34. I interviewed him at length recently

and will, of course, be linking up to DU when it publishes

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:02 AM

36. That's AWESOME

The more people from the FDR period we can get on the record with their thoughts the better.

FDR would be HORRIFIED by Romney. He is the total opposite of FDR.

FDR was a 'good' example of a wealthy President. Romney would be a 'bad' one.

FDR used his wealthy background to go into public service and do good - Romney has done the opposite.

That's why the Dems have to point out the distinction when Republicans try to say things like "There's nothing wrong with Romney being wealthy. Afterall, Democrats like John Kerry & FDR were wealthy, so what's wrong with Romney being rich."

Not the same type of man AT ALL.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:51 AM

32. The media is a big factor too.

FDR didn't have a 24-hour corporate media carrying water for the right-wingers and fascists all day, every day and pushing their lies directly into the homes of millions.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:59 AM

35. The media was different, true, but he did have his challenges

For one thing, in an event which is not as well known as it should be, FDR was almost OVERTHROWN by Wall Street.

He was called a ''traitor to his class" and a 'despicable worm' amongst other things. He DID have to fight the media.

The way FDR overcame a lot of that and developed a connection with the people as you may know, is through his famous 'fireside chats' over the radio.

My 90-year old grandmother remembers his voice very well all these years later. She's like Betty White - 90 years old and still as sharp as ever.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:14 AM

37. Oh absolutely he did! I just think that everything that was thrown at him

hasn't gotten better; rather, it's simply been magnified 100 times. The media was bad then, but it's gotten worse. The right-wingers were bad then too, but they've just gotten even worse.

My maternal grandmother's side of the family was very liberal and they were huge FDR supporters. My grandmother had a big influence on me when I was growing up, being such a staunch FDR Dem and a political/news junkie.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #37)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 02:17 AM

38. The Plot to Overthrow FDR

In 1933, Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler was approached by wealthy industrialists and bankers who were plotting to create a fascist veterans' organization called the "American Liberty League" and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Check it out some time. You won't hear about it in the mainstream corporate media.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:42 AM

39. Bumping thread

As requested

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:35 PM

41. This is the other one that needs to go viral

The first one is that GOP Leaders Endorse Romney For President, thing.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101765210

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 04:38 PM

42. romney is an out of touch elistist pig

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:30 PM

43. Jonathan Alter posting this link on twitter

https://twitter.com/jonathanalter
Must-watch 1 min FDR tape with resonant perfect pitch warning about Republicans. Sooo relevant

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:33 PM

44. He delivered that warning very effectively. nt

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:42 PM

45. FDR = the best President of the 20th Century

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