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'What Does FDR Stand For?' Americans Bungle Basic Presidential History (VIDEO)
FoxNation.com ^ | Jan 11 | Staff

Posted on 01/12/2012 7:55:39 AM PST by JesseWatters

'Factor' producer surveying the folks about presidential politics and leadership. Most of them have a hard time even identifying past U.S. presidents, let alone remembering their policies and accomplishments.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: delano; edukasion; fdr; franklin; roosevelt

1 posted on 01/12/2012 7:55:43 AM PST by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters

Okay, I’m game...

For Destroying the Republic?


2 posted on 01/12/2012 7:57:04 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: JesseWatters

The NEA has done an excellent job of destroying the study of history, all the better to fool kids into thinking that history is the diversity crap they teach now. No nation can survive without knowing its own history.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 8:02:10 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: JesseWatters

FREE DRUGS?


4 posted on 01/12/2012 8:02:59 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: JesseWatters

‘What up..’

Thats describes the younger generation to a T....clueless about everything exc their self absorbed tiny microcosm seen thru a cell phone.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 8:04:16 AM PST by 556x45
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To: C210N

something about Dennis Rodman?


6 posted on 01/12/2012 8:05:13 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: pabianice

You said it. The public education system produces morons. They know about recycling, global warming, and “Johnny has Two Daddies” but lack basic knowledge of history, literature or mathematics. The ignorant are easier to enslave than the educated.

Our future Chinese overlords will have an large pool of ignorant, unskilled labor to draw upon.


7 posted on 01/12/2012 8:06:41 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: JesseWatters
After FDR's fourth win as President, some came to calling him "King Franklin the First."

That problem was later solved in 1951 ... in the Twenty Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

8 posted on 01/12/2012 8:13:01 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: JesseWatters

He is doesn’t stand for anything ..he is dead.


9 posted on 01/12/2012 8:15:00 AM PST by Leep
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To: JesseWatters

Disgusting and frightening.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 8:18:15 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: JesseWatters

Forever Democrat Rule.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 8:23:14 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Leep
Bingo. and he died before most of their grandparents and many of their great grandparents were born.

He was a crooked politician, not a god. Fame is fleeting and most crumble into the dust of history. Some, by their words or deeds rise to prominence in the historical recognition of man. Roosevelt didn't make the cut.

12 posted on 01/12/2012 8:28:13 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JesseWatters
This is going to sound extreme to some, maybe most, but the whole one man/woman (plus all the dead the Democrats can collect) one vote system is eating the Republic alive.

It will take a revolution, but limiting the franchise to people who meet some standard of knowledge and responsibility is becoming a very attractive idea. Citizenship and franchise based on national service (military) as espoused in the polemical side of Robert Heinlein's writings (plus bringing back public flogging and the noose) are making more and more sense.

13 posted on 01/12/2012 8:33:54 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: JesseWatters
'What Does FDR Stand For?'

Not much...[polio joke self censored].

Every time I see one of those "man in the street" quizes, I wonder what the real success rate is. If 9 out of 10 people recognized the presidents it wouldn't make for interesting TV, so you edit it to focus on the ones who miss.

14 posted on 01/12/2012 8:39:10 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: MrEdd

Whether a person agrees with FDR’s policies or whether they honor him or not is beside the point. How is a man who was president for 12 years, through the Great Depression and the Second World War, and whose policies still impact us, relegated to historical obscurity? That can happen only if the study and knowledge of history itself has been allowed to crumble into dust. The root of the problem lies with the schools, the young heads full of mush, and parents who don’t see to it that their children are properly educated and don’t cultivate the innate curiosity about things that most children have and a lot of children, unfortunately, lose. My guess is that those ignorant of who FDR was don’t even have the level of interest and curiosity necessary to ask, “Hey. Who is this guy on the dime?”


15 posted on 01/12/2012 8:44:41 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: 556x45

clueless about everything exc their self absorbed tiny microcosm seen thru a cell phone.

And, their facebook pages.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 8:48:38 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

AND, Kim Kardashian’s bra size!!!/s;)


17 posted on 01/12/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

AND, Kim Kardashian’s bra size!!!/s;)

Forgot about that - and Lady GaGa’s latest red carpet outfit and what about Snookie - you forgot Snookie!!!!


18 posted on 01/12/2012 9:23:15 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: JesseWatters
Although FDR Jones may not be all that popular among the Free Republic crowd, it was a big hit in 1939.
19 posted on 01/12/2012 9:53:16 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: KarlInOhio
Success rate would be negligible. When many public school systems report a student failure rate exceeding 60%, you've got yourself a generation of mouth breathers. I can always stop a libtard in mid-rant by asking him some basic questions:
1. Who's your congressman?
2. Who are your state senators?
3. Who's your state governor?
4. Where's your state capital?
They never have an answer. Works every time. That's when I tell them, "You dare to lecture me on all things political, but you obviously don't know what you're talking about."
20 posted on 01/12/2012 9:54:15 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Newscaster George Putnam once said that he knew something was wrong when he asked an adolescent the name of the first president—and the reply was, “was it Jefferson?” Years later, he told of hearing from young people that Dwight Eisenhower was president during the seventeenth century.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 9:58:23 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: KarlInOhio
Every time I see one of those "man in the street" quizes, I wonder what the real success rate is. If 9 out of 10 people recognized the presidents it wouldn't make for interesting TV, so you edit it to focus on the ones who miss.

A few years ago, Sean Hannity sent out his girl reporter to do a man-in-the-street quiz as to what we celebrate on July 4. No one came even close to getting the right answer. The quiz was apparently conducted live and not edited. At the end, the reporter herself admitted that she really didn't know what the holiday was about and took a guess that it was to celebrate the conclusion of WWI.

22 posted on 01/12/2012 10:06:00 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: JesseWatters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8


23 posted on 01/12/2012 10:15:19 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Fiji Hill
...a man-in-the-street quiz as to what we celebrate on July 4.

They should get credit if they answered "Stephen Foster's birthday" or "Calvin Coolidge's birthday."

24 posted on 01/12/2012 11:27:25 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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