Skip to comments.Newt: FDR Was The ‘Greatest President’ Of The 20th Century
Posted on 12/13/2011 7:56:38 AM PST by lbryce
Newt: FDR Was The Greatest President Of The 20th Century
I heard a montage on his praise of FDR. Pretty pathetic.
I think Newt will get elected. I think, however, we’ll see the same Rasmussen poll number trends as Obama’s. They will quickly go negative, and the causes will be poor performance in the eyes of Conservatives and Independents.
Sadly most days I wouldn’t choose Freepers to be in the trenches with.
To all the FDR haters. WWII was not a minor dust up. 4 terms. Unfortunately most people don’t accept our analysis that FDR prolonged the depression.
Whatever. Newt is brilliantly positioned for the general election. I love it.
Reagan voted for FDR.
I guess the name Ronald Reagan slipped his mind.
Newt, that one statement convinced me that you not a conservative, even slightly.
You will now NEVER get my vote.
It depends on what “great” is. FDR’s domestic policies were not great. His leadership skills in wartime were.
Exactly I have an 85 y/o aunt, do not try telling her FDR was anything but a hero. I think Reagan said he was an FDR dem, then the party left him, etc.
Countdown to NewtBots telling us how this is a BRILLIANT Newt “strategy” to appeal to Democrats to defeat Obama, in 3.....2.....1.....
“I most admired him for ability to juggle his serial adultery.”
That's what Noot realy admires.
One can learn a lot about a man according to who his heroes are/ain’t!
"Sticks and stones may break my bones...but FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT!"
Following Gingrich is like a roller coaster. Once say he says something good (”Palestinians are an invented people”) the next he dishes out crap like this FDR worship.
According to Newt, the era of Reagan is over.
It's looking more and more like Santorum is the only adult in this race. I don't particularly enjoy Little Ricky's lectures, but I'm leaning his direction.
Newt will be a total disaster for Conservatism (and the GOP), if we are foolish enough to choose him.
He is in it for himself. He has a flawed character and personalilty. He is unelectable.
He is a Big Government adherent. He got personally wealthy by milking his public sector activities, not in the private sector.
He changes positions frequently. He is a narcissist. He believes he is smarter than anyone else. He is dangerous.
He was not liked by any of his colleagues, and they know him far better than we do, and it’s not because he was more conservative than them. In fact, he has no core principles except whatever is good for Newt.
Don’t drink the Newt Koolaid.
Sorry Newt, that distinction goes to Ronald Reagan, hands down.
FDR fought the war...no doubt. But his policies during the war, and particularly his affinity to “Uncle Joe”, who was as big a butcher to his own people as Hitler or Mao, directly led to the enslavement of 200 million people in eatern Europe under the brutal COmmunist Russian boot after the war as a result of his sell out at Yalta.
It also led to the slaughter of any who opposed it in Hungary, Czeckslovakia, etc.
On the other hand, Reagan through his America first, strong military, star wars, and a citry on a hill policies led to the downfall of the Soviet Empire and the freedom of those 200 million people.
Not to mention what Reagan did for a seriously ailing US economy at the time...producing the biggest bnoom of the century.
Such comments continue to lead me to have more and more angsat about Newt and his candidacy...though in the end he will be light years ahead of Obama and we simply must stop Obama’s re-election and put in place a House and Senate who will ensure that our President holds the line.