Skip to comments.W.H.: TR, Obama not communist
Posted on 12/06/2011 12:31:15 PM PST by ColdOne
From todays briefing, the White House insists that theyre not worried about President Obama being labeled a socialist or a communist -- as Theodore Roosevelt was in 1910:
Q: Teddy Roosevelt was called a socialist and a communist after he gave this speech. Is the President mindful of that, and keeping that in part of his target?
MR. CARNEY: No, I think -- I think that is an irony, because I dont think -- I would assume that this Presidents critics share in his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt as a titan in American history and a hugely important and progressive leader in this country, and a Republican. The fact of the matter is that Teddy Roosevelt was advocating for the same sectors of American society that this President is advocating for, that so many leaders, between the two of them have -- in the years between the two were on the scene, have advocated for.
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Note to Carnie...
What a laff riot! Mr. Obama isn’t fit to tie President Harding’s shoelaces, much less a powerful nationalist like President Theodore Roosevelt’s. T.R., Ike, Jackson, Lincoln and many others would’ve had Barry deported.
Now he's Teddy Roosevelt?
Who will he pretend to be next?
I just happen to be about half-way through reading one of TR’s biographies. He would have hated a waffling, do nothing, foreign, girly-man like Zero!!
In the social sphere the platform called for
- A National Health Service to include all existing government medical agencies.
- Social insurance, to provide for the elderly, the unemployed, and the disabled
- Limited injunctions in strikes
- A minimum wage law for women
- An eight hour workday
- A federal securities commission
- Farm relief
- Workers' compensation for work-related injuries
- An inheritance tax
- A Constitutional amendment to allow a Federal income tax
The fact they they had to even comment on it tells you all you need to know.
Teddy may have been a progressive, but this clown wouldn’t have been fit to wash the underwear Teddy wore up San Juan Hill...
Don’t fall into the trap of not judging history on history’s terms. What TR faced is incomparable. Children working, outrageous working conditions, monopolistic business abuses, incredible poverty, woefully inadequate medical care, etc. Do you think that anyone in his position, at that time, wouldn’t have attempted to use the US Gov’t to attempt to change some of these conditions? This was then, not now. Labelling TR a socialist by today’s standards is inappropriate. The only thing more outrageous is mentioning TR and Pres.Obama in the same sentence.
But if you read Morris’s “Colonel Roosevelt” you will see that TR was for exactly the govt intervention in the economy and a tax the wealthy mentality, and govt entitlements that were only partially created by the New Deal and Great Society. I wondered how long Obama and Axelrod would take to cut off the present GOP from its icons. By the time they are finished the GOP won’t even be left with Hoover, whose Reconstruction Finance Corp was the prime mover in govt choosing winners and losers in the economy, and was seen by FDR as the most powerful govt entity throughout his first two terms. As far as TR hating Obama, he’s 90 years dead and America is no longer seeking imperial glory, but Americans want the govt’s largesse and have no problem with soaking the rich to get it. That is IMO the unpleasant truth. Longevity tables say I’ve 20-30 years left. I do not expect to see a non Dem POTUS elected in my lifetime
TR was a good military man, however.
Obama is an Anti-Colonialist (Against America in the World) with strong communist tendencies (Individual mandate in Obamacare).
Five years before the Russian revolution and the implementation of Marxism.
In the context of the civil war and rapid industrialization of society - there were disturbing examples of worker exploitation, appalling work conditions, lack of medical services etc., etc., and railroad labor unions flexing their muscles.
Someone was looking into future trends and making plans to prevent another full-blown civil conflict. Then WWI began for the US in 1917.
The GOP establishment only put up TR for VP to get him out of the way. He would not have been president but for a deranged lefitist anarchist shooting McKinnely.
The situation TR faced as the nation was rapidly industrializing was very different than today. There were many problems that we see in the develoing world. Failure to work on those problems back then would’ve opened to door to change by violent leftist radicals.
TR addressed those problems and made the country prosperous and powerful. I am glad that in the US groceries are assumed not to be tainted, that tap water is safe to drink, that children are not slaving away in factories, that places like the Grand Canyon will be preserved.
To me TR is easily in the top 5 presidents.
State and local Gov'ts as well as good, free, business practices are well able to provide quality in areas such as this, and many times more than the bureaucratic Federal Government provides.
As far as kids slaving...a big part of our problem is that kids don't know what it is to work. I'm not one of those who wants Federal laws against kids working. Parents today are unable to oversee these decisions and I find that very wrong. For their own sake...kids should become accustomed to what the business world is like much earlier than they do now.
Much of the "child slave labor" rhetoric is untrue and damaging to kids in the long run IMO.
I think we all know exactly what Obama is.He is definetly Not Teddy Roosevelt .
Well, since he won’t tell us his real history, he has to keep pretending to be other men.
If Robert Ford was around, it would be curtains for FUBO.
Gee, somehow I don’t recall TR shrinking the navy; in fact he did exactly the opposite. Nor did he, famously, give quarter to Muslim terrorists. And he did not take big bucks from trusts; he busted them. The Ci-cago gang is growing desperate and delusional.