Skip to comments.Reagan Admired FDR Too
Posted on 12/14/2011 4:28:27 PM PST by TBBT
Quin Hillyer's latest salvo against Newt Gingrich concerns his long standing admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To be precise, he is miffed that Newt called FDR "the greatest President of the 20th Century." Ah yes, let's place Newt under arrest right away for expressing such heretical thoughts. Yet I seem to recall that one Ronald Wilson Reagan voted for FDR not once, not twice, not thrice but four times. That's right. Four times!!! Reagan's admiration for FDR hardly dimmed even as he became America's preeminent conservative voice. At a White House tribute in honor of FDR in 1982, Reagan hailed the 32nd President as "one of history's truly monumental figures," "an American giant, a leader who shaped, inspired, and led our people through perilous times." Somehow I don't think the Gipper would have faulted Newt for his admiration of FDR.
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Well, Reagan WAS a Democrat when Newt was in diapers.
Upon FDR winning his fourth election for President, some started calling him “King Franklin the First.”
Please send that to Rush...he went after Gingrich on this today
FDR was America’s dictator.
Most people admire FDR who dealt with WWII while having disabilities. I admire him for certain things while disagreeing with him on domestic programs. Yes - it is possible to admire someone for certain things and hating them for others. That is the case with Newt Gingrich as well.
The democrat party of that era was not as radical as the Obamanites and Clintonites of today.
“Ok, and...? “
...and RR admiration for FDR didn’t seem to dim his capacity to be a good President, which may also be true of Newt. Which, I think, was the point of the article?
Ironically, it also points out that some of our most flawed were also some of our best POTUS’s. Except that bastard Clinton.
Reagan in 1980 at accepting his nomination quoting FDR’s 1932
promise to have less government, and a solvent government.
Reagan said WE will keep the promises LONG AGO MADE.
In other words FDR did not keep his promise for smaller less intrusive government that was solvent.
FDR was a liar and Reagan pointed that out.
AMAZING PERRY SOUNDS JUST LIKE REAGAN.
Reagan paid tribute to FDR in 1982. “Reagan’s admiration for FDR hardly dimmed even as he became America’s preeminent conservative voice. At a White House tribute in honor of FDR in 1982, Reagan hailed the 32nd President as “one of history’s truly monumental figures,” “an American giant, a leader who shaped, inspired, and led our people through perilous times.”
Reagan paid tribute to FDR in 1982. Newt sounds more like Reagan.
Hardly, Reagan believed FDR lied to he American People.
FDR is responsible for creating the welfare state that exists today. His economic policies created the Great Depression.
Gingrich hasn’t lied to the American people either. So, we have a post on Reagan and Newt admiring FDR...Perry doesn’t that is the topic.
Try watching Reagans own WORDS. Link to vid on post.
You didn’t bother to listen to REAGAN!!!
NEWT isn’t man enough to hold Reagan’s coat.
Even Dutch, No ESPECIALLY him,
earned a few dollars, escaped his alcoholic fathers world and became a real boy, instead of a wooden head.
FDR was a traitor and a devoted Communist.