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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-08 12:47 AM
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46. FDR is considered one of the most liberal Presidents in history.
I don't think we've ever had a far-left or radical left President, but if FDR's Presidency isn't liberal to you then none ever will be. I'm guessing your definition of liberal excludes at least half the people in America who call themselves liberals.
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  -Ok time for some mythj killing regarding FDR, the media nadinbrzezinski  Nov-24-08 11:28 PM   #0 
  - K&R.  anonymous171   Nov-24-08 11:32 PM   #1 
  - Lots of good info.  BrklynLiberal   Nov-24-08 11:33 PM   #2 
  - Corrected that, after you posted  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-08 11:36 PM   #3 
     - It's almost impossible to exaggerate the degree of overt anti-Semitism prevalent then.  pnorman   Nov-25-08 10:01 AM   #17 
        - I expect the same to happen in four years  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 08:58 PM   #25 
           - But let us all HOPE for the sake of this country & world, that 2012 plays out like 1936 did!  pnorman   Nov-26-08 03:52 PM   #39 
  - Great info and analysis, Thank You - NT  Dragonfli   Nov-24-08 11:39 PM   #4 
  - You welcome... The parallels are just astoundiung  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-08 11:40 PM   #5 
     - History is one of our most important tools  Dragonfli   Nov-24-08 11:48 PM   #7 
        - There are a myriad of books on the subject  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-08 11:50 PM   #8 
           - I have been working on the self education thing since I was 16  Dragonfli   Nov-25-08 12:05 AM   #13 
              - hmm book, hmmm I have not read the actual historiography  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 08:59 PM   #26 
              - Thank You :-) NT  Dragonfli   Nov-25-08 09:10 PM   #32 
              - Just for fun, you could try "It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis.  Doremus   Nov-25-08 11:17 PM   #37 
                 - Now you've done it... will have to download it  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-08 11:17 PM   #41 
                 - I have heard many references over the years to that one.  Dragonfli   Nov-27-08 12:22 PM   #54 
  - The Fair Labor Standards Act didn't come until 1938  bluestateguy   Nov-24-08 11:45 PM   #6 
  - I know, but I will also argue that the people back then  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-24-08 11:52 PM   #11 
  - and then things changed....  Two Americas   Nov-24-08 11:51 PM   #9 
  - First, there was more diversity of voices then.  Radical Activist   Nov-24-08 11:52 PM   #10 
  - First we have the same diversity, just not in old media  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 12:02 AM   #12 
  - Just because  Radical Activist   Nov-25-08 11:25 AM   #18 
     - I mever sad he was a marxist,  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 08:55 PM   #24 
        - What planet are you on?  Radical Activist   Nov-26-08 01:53 AM   #38 
           - He is not, read his legislative record... if you cannot read his record  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-08 11:16 PM   #40 
              - I'm very familiar with his record.  Radical Activist   Nov-26-08 11:35 PM   #42 
                 - Yeah he gets high numbers from some groups... all politicos do  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-08 11:40 PM   #43 
                    - There it is. The fatalistic cynicism.  Radical Activist   Nov-27-08 12:02 AM   #44 
                       - No, it is a political reality  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-27-08 12:20 AM   #45 
                          - FDR is considered one of the most liberal Presidents in history.  Radical Activist   Nov-27-08 12:47 AM   #46 
                             - What part of I can distinguish between GOVERNOR  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-27-08 01:00 AM   #47 
                                - Your FDR red herring aside  Radical Activist   Nov-27-08 01:07 AM   #48 
                                   - You can believe whatever you want, including that red herring called  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-27-08 01:10 AM   #49 
                                      - How about giving me ANY evidence?  Radical Activist   Nov-27-08 01:17 AM   #50 
                                         - His legislative HISTORY  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-27-08 01:27 AM   #51 
  - more importantly  Two Americas   Nov-25-08 12:48 PM   #21 
  - What's missing today is the strong labor/left movements of the time  leftstreet   Nov-25-08 12:14 AM   #14 
  - exactly  Two Americas   Nov-25-08 12:51 PM   #22 
  - Correct., as one of my profs put it, to save capitalism from itself  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 09:00 PM   #27 
  - My mother taught me about Coughlin -- and a whole lot more  starroute   Nov-25-08 12:41 AM   #15 
  - ThanksI LOVE primary sources  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 09:02 PM   #28 
  - K&R A very good read. Thanks for this post.  JDPriestly   Nov-25-08 01:22 AM   #16 
  - raised by a system of taxation levied on the principle of ability to pay.  Winterblues   Nov-25-08 11:40 AM   #19 
  - I think this platform shows plenty of clues ....  Joe Fields   Nov-25-08 11:58 AM   #20 
  - He did not run on the New Deal, and that IS the point  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 09:06 PM   #30 
  - let's kill the myth of the "middle"  Two Americas   Nov-25-08 01:02 PM   #23 
  - Big difference. Then, in spite of a 4-wall media blitz (for that time),  greyhound1966   Nov-25-08 09:04 PM   #29 
  - They don't OWN the new Media  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 09:08 PM   #31 
     - We get news and information from the internet, but we are still a less than insignificant  greyhound1966   Nov-25-08 09:36 PM   #34 
        - Yes but also the media of the 1950s was the direct  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-25-08 10:33 PM   #36 
  - Second thread tonight with a bailout cheerleader giving history lessons.  Hannah Bell   Nov-25-08 09:17 PM   #33 
  - Who funded Coughlin, nadin?  Hannah Bell   Nov-25-08 09:51 PM   #35 
  - FDR enacted Norman Thomas' platform.  Perragrande   Nov-27-08 02:06 AM   #52 
     - I know and partly because them commies did so well in that same  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-27-08 12:01 PM   #53 

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