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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:55 PM
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FDR & HST
FDR Speech from 1936
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZUaW0HwCM


HST speech (not sure when)


"Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."

- Harry S Truman
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:57 PM
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1. GREATEST American President ever. Even according to these people:
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:37 PM
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6. For me
I was born during FDR's presidency, and had the pleasure (although I was too young to appreciate it) of shaking Truman's hand during a campaign parade in Mpls. I believe i was in the third or fourth grade at the time. That was when they actually walked the parade route and shook hands with people... our school class was there.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:10 PM
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2. Great. But the comparison with what we have today is....
embarrassing, depressing and tragic
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:14 PM
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3. These guys sound like Commies
K&R
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:23 PM
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4. ...and socialists!
K&R
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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:02 AM
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7. they sound like reasonable human beings to me.
trickle-down economics have worked to make americans a much meaner breed.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:26 PM
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5. Geez. I see "HST" and I think Hunter S. Thompson.
Sorry, it's like a reflex.
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:48 AM
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8. Huey Long + Eugene Debs + TEDDY Roosevelt recordings
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 02:08 AM by sam11111
Last I looked 6 yrs ago huey was at G Mason U site

If u find url please post it here

Senate speech 1933 or so

Wire recording I guess.
Edit....hmmm...try---

http://eyewitnesstohistory.com/volong.htm .

This may work.
They claim to also have

TEDDY roosevelt
No not fdr, teddy
And
Eugene V Debs

Need realaudio they say..I dont

Now back to sleep

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 03:53 AM
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9. Give'em Hell Harry
If not the greatest, among the very, very best!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:15 PM
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10. Harry Truman...One of the BEST Democrats EVER.

"I've seen it happen time after time. When the Democratic candidate allows himself to be put on the defensive and starts apologizing for the New Deal and the Fair Deal, and says he really doesn't believe in them, he is sure to lose. The people don't want a phony Democrat. If it's a choice between a genuine Republican, and a Republican in Democratic clothing, the people will choose the genuine article, every time; that is, they will take a Republican before they will a phony Democrat, and I don't want any phony Democratic candidates in this campaign."

---President Harry Truman
QED:2010


Leadership! "The Buck Stops HERE!" NO Excuses!



You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.

Solidarity!
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