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Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt
Foxnews ^ | 12/6/11 | Kimberly Schwandt

Posted on 12/06/2011 7:38:10 AM PST by KansasGirl

OSAWATOMIE, KAN. -- President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt.

Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election.

Sound familiar?

That's by design.

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Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about regulation on special interests (even using that term), and calling out for welfare, human rights and a greater role for federal government.

At the time the remarks, given to more than 30,000 people, had a wide-range of reaction, even some calling them "Communist and "Socialist," according to the Kansas Historical Society.

Others lauded it as a great address.

"This New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare," Roosevelt said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 1910; 19100831; 1912; communism; johnbrown; newnationalism; obama; osawatomie; progressives; progressivism; socialism; weatherunderground; wuo
Dang. I don't have tickets to see the one. /sarc

This isn't far from where I live.

1 posted on 12/06/2011 7:38:23 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Very appropriate considering the fact that Teddy was a rabid progressive.


2 posted on 12/06/2011 7:42:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: KansasGirl

Teddy Roosevelt loved America and Americans, even if he made a few wrong-headed decisions. BO hates America and Americans and everything Teddy Roosevelt stood for, even if he wants to hide behind Teddy’s facade.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 7:43:41 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KansasGirl

Well, it’s a good thing the White House told the press Obama’s emulating Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas and not John Brown.

Sometimes the press needs direction...


4 posted on 12/06/2011 7:47:59 AM PST by mrsmith (Elect a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 or we're DOOMED!)
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To: KansasGirl

So if Obama sees his shadow, we’ll only be stuck with him for 1 more year...right? Is that the way it works?


5 posted on 12/06/2011 7:49:35 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up)
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To: KansasGirl; All

Funny, isn’t it, about how Mr. Obama never evokes Jimmy Carter? Pretty much he evokes every other President EXCEPT Jimmy. Wonder why that is?


6 posted on 12/06/2011 8:03:01 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: KansasGirl
Obama and Teddy Roosevelt? Both progressives. Subliminal propaganda at work. Wonder whose idea this was? Axelrod? Is this akin to the Greek columns gig? My gut tells me this election is going to be close. Do everything you can to oust the communist. The future of our sacred republic depends on it.
7 posted on 12/06/2011 8:06:57 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: mrsmith

Obama can’t emulate Obama ,because Obama is just an empty suit


8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:06:57 AM PST by molson209
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To: Art in Idaho
Obama and Teddy Roosevelt? Both progressives.

Obama is going to evoke the progressive program that led to Teddy Roosevelt's defeat. Go Barry!
9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:09:46 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Vigilanteman

Obama hates everything TR stood for?

“Roosevelt gave what was called a “New Nationalism” agenda, talking about regulation on special interests (even using that term), and calling out for welfare, human rights and a greater role for federal government...”This New Nationalism regards the executive power as the steward of the public welfare,” Roosevelt said.”


10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:09:46 AM PST by ngat
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To: Art in Idaho
Teddy Roosevelt letter on eugenics responding to Charles Davenport.

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11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:11:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: aruanan

“Obama is going to evoke the progressive program that led to Teddy Roosevelt’s defeat. Go Barry!”

So, who is going to out-progressive Barry like Woodrow Wilson did to TR in 1912?


12 posted on 12/06/2011 8:12:30 AM PST by ngat
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To: KansasGirl

So Sybil has thrown Lincoln under the bus and opted for Teddy this round. Bully for him!

This moron has to evoke other presidents because he has a lousy record he can’t run on. I just wonder how long it will be before he emulates Washington. He can always turn to his teleporterprompter for help.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 8:14:59 AM PST by mardi59
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To: KansasGirl

I’m sure that whatever Obama says his words will be as calming and as unifying as those of another former Osawatomie resident, John Brown.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 8:22:25 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: cripplecreek
Keep in mind that back in TR's day, America was still a largely agricultural society and children were considered assets rather than liabilities.

I think TR could see this changing and, thus, his statements. But he never advocated endless government subsidies to feral people to produce feral offspring. Huge difference between TR and BO.

15 posted on 12/06/2011 8:22:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: KansasGirl

Unless he’s running for Governor he’ll never win in Kansas.


16 posted on 12/06/2011 8:32:40 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: cripplecreek
Interesting letter. Are we the citizens of "the wrong type"? Apparently Ayers thinks so. . .
17 posted on 12/06/2011 8:38:05 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: KansasGirl

Fear not for the communist socialist road show will be in a town near you soon.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 8:51:22 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: ngat
So, who is going to out-progressive Barry like Woodrow Wilson did to TR in 1912?

Mitt?
19 posted on 12/06/2011 9:12:22 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ngat
So, who is going to out-progressive Barry like Woodrow Wilson did to TR in 1912?

Mitt?
20 posted on 12/06/2011 9:12:42 AM PST by aruanan
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To: KansasGirl

Great.....another Democrat seance.....I’ll bet you five bucks that they scare up Eleanor Roosevelt instead.....
“Oh great spirit of Teddy, what should I do?”
“Put up some nice blue drapes.”


21 posted on 12/06/2011 9:22:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: aruanan

Hmmmm. So, then who is the conservative (the Taft) in the race?


22 posted on 12/06/2011 9:55:01 AM PST by ngat
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To: cripplecreek

Not meaning to digress but to poinr out Churchill who was around in TR’s time and emerged somewhat later also supported eugenics and “selective breeding”. Consider the times and background of TR. The Delano’s, and feudalist exploitation used by his peers like Carnegie,Rockefeller , Vanderbuilt.,and Pullman toward their employees. These people were ruthless.

Socialism/ Marxism did not rise out of conditions we have today but out of conditions which existed during that era.


23 posted on 12/06/2011 10:01:43 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: KansasGirl

Didn’t KS vote for Wilson in 1912? It may have switched to Hughes in 1916.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 10:47:24 AM PST by Theodore R. (Oh, no, Joseph Farah says Santorum collaborated with T. Lott to sabotage the 1999 impeachment trial.)
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To: SoJoCo

My husband just called. He was listening to the speech on the radio. Obama started out, “It’s good to be back in Texas!”

What a d!psh!t!


25 posted on 12/06/2011 11:37:47 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: cripplecreek
Very appropriate considering the fact that Teddy was a rabid progressive.

So true but largely forgotten. And he was followed by Woody Wilson, the ultimate progressive, sort of like an Obama with brains and knowledge.

They would have done lasting damage to the country but that had to wait until the ascension of FDR.

26 posted on 12/06/2011 3:08:54 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: KansasGirl; Cindy
Osawatomie: the Weather Underground Newspaper
27 posted on 12/06/2011 4:26:15 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Theodore R.

No, KS voted for Wilson both times (albeit with pluralities). 1912: Wilson-39%; TR-33%; Taft-21%; Debs-7%. 1916: Wilson-49.9%; Hughes-44%.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 5:04:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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