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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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Bush has become the perfect anti-FDR. FDR started by ending the Depression and ended with
the ''Good War.''

Bush started with the ''Bad War'' and is ending by starting a depression.

He deserves to replace Reagan as the icon of the conservatives.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:10 PM
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1. Excellent! We need t-shirts! n/t
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wain Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:02 PM
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2. FDR didn't end the depression. WW2 did.
FDR was a great president, but the economy and the unemployment rate were still struggling until the govt spend getting ready for WW2
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:07 PM
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3. Um.. not to get in the way of a good story, but FDR didn't "start" with nor end the depression.
This has nothing to do with bashing FDR. FDR was a revolutionary president and some of our best, most progressive programs came out of his tenure as president.

But the depression was hard to fix, his first major attempt largely failed to stem the tide, causing a second wave of legislation in 1935.

The real end to the great depression, unfortunately, was war - and wartime manufacturing and the war economy.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:40 PM
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4. I'm going for an image here, not actual analysis
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:41 PM
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5. I agree with you and totally see what you're going after. n/t
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