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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 04:57 PM
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94. The same Roosevelt...
For whom the progressives had so little regard, the broke off from the Democratic Party? Who's Vice President ended up running as an independent only 3 years after his death

The same Roosevelt who ran on a platform of balanced budgets, not dissimilar to Herbert Hoover's

The same Roosevelt who was criticized by Progressives for the timidity of his social welfare programs, especially social security

The same Roosevelt, whose overriding goal was the preservation of capitalism

The same Roosevelt who rounded up Japanese American citizens into concentration camps

The same Roosevelt, who pandered to southern racist Democrats to keep them in line.

Roosevelt was a great man, and one of our greatest Presidents. But if you are looking for an example of progressive purity, you will not find it with him.

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