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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 02:15 PM
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24. It's true, although there are some serious glaring errors in that version.

1) "We have got the newspapers." B.S. Hearst and FDR were buddies. In fact Hearst torpedo'ed the Al Smith's campaign in order to push FDR

2) Al Smith advocated an even more progressive platform than FDR did.

3) The American Liberty League wasn't formed in FDR's first 100 days but over a year later. It was primary concerned not with his New Deal policies but with a perceived (probably correct) view that FDR was grabbing power going beyond what the constitution allowed potentially leading to a dictatorship.
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  -How many people are aware of the attempted coup in the u.s. during the great depression? QuestionAll  Jan-29-08 08:45 AM   #0 
  - Wasn't Prescott Bush involved in that coup attempt?  TechBear_Seattle   Jan-29-08 08:47 AM   #1 
  - Yep. Grandpa Prescott was going to be Ambassador to Nazi Germany  tom_paine   Jan-29-08 08:51 AM   #4 
     - This reminds me what they're doing to Clinton RIGHT NOW  neutron   Jan-29-08 01:56 PM   #19 
     - The thing that bothers me is that it was never brought up in 2000.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jan-29-08 01:59 PM   #22 
  - We should have a Gen. Smedley Butler day  underpants   Jan-29-08 08:48 AM   #2 
  - Sounds like a splended idea. Perhaps the first Monday before SOTU ?  havocmom   Jan-29-08 08:52 AM   #6 
  - His birthday is July 30th  underpants   Jan-29-08 09:39 AM   #8 
  - His name would have been forgotten except that he objected to  tsuki   Jan-29-08 01:53 PM   #17 
  - What an excellent idea! He sure needs to be better known  annabanana   Jan-29-08 06:12 PM   #27 
  - Am aware of that little chapter of our history.  havocmom   Jan-29-08 08:50 AM   #3 
  - Gone to graveyards, every one  GliderGuider   Jan-29-08 09:21 AM   #7 
  - They failed then, but they succeeded in 2000...n/t  Virginia Dare   Jan-29-08 08:51 AM   #5 
  - Isn't that the truth. K&R and bookmarked. n/t  timeforarevolution   Jan-29-08 09:40 AM   #9 
  - And, in 2002 - 2004, all demonstration elections in the purest form. n/t  flashl   Jan-29-08 09:45 AM   #10 
  - Is that in Zinn's "People's History"?  wtmusic   Jan-29-08 10:16 AM   #11 
  - no, it doesn't come up...  QuestionAll   Jan-29-08 01:48 PM   #13 
  - I do, but you are right, most folks are not  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-29-08 10:18 AM   #12 
  - civics isn't generally taught anymore either, let alone being required...  QuestionAll   Jan-29-08 01:49 PM   #14 
  - HARPERS: 1934: The Plot Against America  mod mom   Jan-29-08 01:50 PM   #15 
  - BBC Radio Report: The Whitehouse Coup  mod mom   Jan-29-08 01:52 PM   #16 
  - And George Walker. nt  tsuki   Jan-29-08 01:55 PM   #18 
     - I read somewhere that the Great Depression was an effort by the same robber barons  mod mom   Jan-29-08 01:56 PM   #20 
  - Better question....  Kansas Wyatt   Jan-29-08 01:58 PM   #21 
  - It sounds like it was a conspiracy to commit a coup.  igil   Jan-29-08 02:08 PM   #23 
  - It's true, although there are some serious glaring errors in that version.  cobalt1999   Jan-29-08 02:15 PM   #24 
  - hearst had a pretty sizable fortune to protect as well...  QuestionAll   Jan-29-08 04:57 PM   #25 
  - FYI. Hearst tried to hire Mussolini to write for him. He succeeded in  happydreams   Jan-29-08 08:57 PM   #30 
  - Gee! THIS isn't in my kid's Social Studies book. . . . . .  annabanana   Jan-29-08 04:58 PM   #26 
  - This time it's the entire corporate cabal staging the coup, and  Texas Explorer   Jan-29-08 06:15 PM   #28 
  - I don't think I was aware of it  TheCentepedeShoes   Jan-29-08 06:25 PM   #29 

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