Skip to comments.Is Bam the anti-FDR?
Posted on 09/11/2010 2:59:23 AM PDT by Scanian
'Worst president since Hoover."
Democrats have said this at one point or another about every Republican president since, well, Herbert Hoover. That's because Democrats have been waiting for the resurrection of FDR like a cargo cult waiting for one last plane that never comes.
Such wishful thinking is rarely repaid. History just doesn't work like that. Fate, providence -- whatever you want to call it -- has a better sense of humor than that.
Which is why I'm beginning to think Barack Obama isn't the next FDR -- as so many promised -- but the next Hoover.
The creation myth of the modern Democratic Party goes something like this: After years of capitalist excess, personified by Hoover's "market fundamentalism," Franklin Roosevelt introduced reasonable and pragmatic reforms that not only conquered the Great Depression but "saved democracy" itself.
Over the last two years, Obama and his defenders have constantly invoked this story to buttress the case for Obama's "new foundation" -- his version of a new New Deal.
Whatever the problems with this story -- and there are many -- the simple fact is that history has happened. We live with the consequences of the New Deal. Its institutions -- Social Security, FDIC, etc. -- are all around us, as are the progeny from the Great Society, another effort to replay the New Deal as if it was a new idea.
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Bam is not the anti-FDR. He is the anti-American.
He is one sick puppy.
Every "crisis", including those he himself blunders into, is merely another excuse for more government intervention into the lives and liberties of American citizens and further opportunity to elevate "victims" over those who pay the taxes necessary for his Brave New World.
I have this image of Obama sitting around in cabinet meetings, looking bored, and after long stretches of silence he finally says, “OK, what about a new stimulus?” And the worst of the quislings say “Great idea, sir!” and the rest are just silent. They wait until he gets bored enough to end the meeting, and then they go out and get drunk, knowing the whole cycle will begin again at the next meeting.
The kenyan carries the torch for FDR everyday. Destroying the private sector, creating new lists of “rights”, nationalizing everything he gets his hands on. His “emperor” mentality is exactly like FDR’s. Next up...4 terms.
Obama the anti-FDR? Hardly. Both are anti-American elitist communists who want to control every aspect of this nation. The only differences I see are FDR was old money, obama has a better tan and is a lot less competent.