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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:28 PM
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Poll question: If Franklin Delano Roosevelt were alive today, would he visit the protesters in Wisconsin?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:31 PM
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1. I am unaware of an example of a sitting president personally visting protestors
Some presidents have sent written or recorded messages, but that's about it.
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OutNow Donating Member (538 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:07 PM
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14. How about Nixon? Yes, that Nixon.
Nixon, in a delusional state, came out and spoke with anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. on the evening of May 17, 1970.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:39 PM
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17. Um, OK, but not to support them
He came to the Lincoln Memorial to chit chat with them. It did not go well.

What I meant, and what I thought was obvious, was that no sitting president has ever personally appeared at a protest rally to support the demonstrators.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:34 PM
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2. I'm sure he would have wheel-chaired himself there on his new highway system!!!
:sarcasm:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:36 PM
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3. He'd be 139 so I doubt it very much. That's pretty fuckin' old.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:37 PM by PeaceNikki
edited cuz math is hard
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:51 PM
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11. Math is hard. He was born in 1882. nt
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:36 PM
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4. if FDR was alive, he's be in the hospital. How OLD would he be? 150+?
More likely he would call, or send his best wishes.

A Hale and Hearty would FDR probably reside in the Smithsonian. In that case he would visit WI. But people might suspect he was a vampire or something.

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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:50 PM
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10. Born in 1882. n/t
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:36 PM
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5. If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd march with them. If you are
going to posit miracles, why be half-hearted about it?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:37 PM
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6. No, he was in a wheelchair.
He would probably have given a fireside chat about it, though.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:45 PM
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7. If the unions told him not to get involved....
he would not get involve since he was a responsible president like Obama....
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:45 PM
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8. Did FDR visit the GM sit down strikers at Flint in 1937?
Did he visit the Ford Dearborn strikers? Coal miners? Steel workers? Farm workers? Nope, nope, nope, nope and nope. Should Obama visit the protesters in Wisconsin? Nope.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 PM
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9. No. But...Eleanor very well might have.


Eleanor Roosevelt Visiting Bonus Army Camp
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is a popular visitor to the new Bonus Army camp at Fort Hunt, Virginia. Mrs. Roosevelt is being lustily cheered by the Bonus Expeditionary Force veterans shortly after her arrival May 16, 1933. She brought a message of peace to the 1,500 veterans at the camp.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:54 PM
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12. Yep, my answer, too.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:22 PM
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18. + 1
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:02 PM
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13. Which strikes did he attend during his tenure...?
Which strikes did he attend and support during his tenure...? I imagine that would be the answer.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:11 PM
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15. No, he'd form an alliance with the Bund against communists.
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mrmpa Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:23 PM
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16. He wouldn't be there but Eleanor would show up
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pulledpork Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:38 PM
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19. Only after he freed the Americans he had put in camps
For the crime of having Japanese ancestry.

So, no.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:10 PM
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20. He'd send Eleanor...he called her his "legs"
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