Skip to comments.CURL: Obama — he’s no Teddy Roosevelt
Posted on 10/07/2013 1:38:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! Teddy Roosevelt
Of course not. First and foremost, presidents are men. All before No. 44, rich or poor, had led demanding lives, filled with victory and loss, joy and heartache, tested by fire, made strong by triumphing over adversity.
Take Teddy Roosevelt: Sickly and asthmatic as a boy, he had to sleep propped up in bed to breathe.
When he was in his early 20s, his wife and his mother died the same day just two days after the birth of his daughter. A city boy from New York, he struck off for the Dakota hills and built two ranches, riding, roping, even hunting down outlaws who stole his riverboat.
When he returned to NYC, he served as police commissioner, walking the streets after midnight to make sure his cops were on the beat.
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No, he’s more like Teddy Kaczynski.
Obama is a nothing.
Bammy is Ridin’ Dirty instead of Rough.
Col. Roosevelt what do you think about how the Government Bureaucracy has grown since you were in office and what did you think of it then:
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
People say that Obammacare is the law of the land, but many in Washington have exemptions or have their costs subsidized. What do you think of that?
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
Your administration was instrumental in bringing about our national park system. Do you think it is right to Barricade them during the shutdown?
Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
And while the government is shut down the President is still out playing golf.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. And what of all the vacations the Obama family has taken while in office isn't that unprecedented?
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Col. Roosevelt you may have heard the news about a rodeo clown, it certainly caused enough controversy to reach the heavens. Do you think the actions taken against him for mocking the President were the right move?
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
If you had any advise for the President today what would it be.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Yes he is. He’s an arrogant, lazy, lying pos
Hmm, I thought I copied and pasted that
How can something be the law of the land that was pushed down the people’s throat by only the rat party? It makes no sense to me
It’s not, that was my point. The law of the land is the law that applies to everyone to the President on down. The law of the land has no exemptions and knows no special privileges.
Well he may not be like President Teddy Roosevelt but he is a lot like 1916 former President Teddy Roosevelt who ran to left of that scumbag Wilson.
Huh? Teddy Roosevelt was President from 1901-1909 and after him came William Howard Taft 1909-1913. That scumbag Wilson came afterwards (1913-1921). So you probably mean that arrogant pos is like Wilson
I think Impy may have been referring to the 1912 presidential election, and simply had the date confused.
Roosevelt did make a major shift towards so-called “progressivism” as a third party candidate for president in 1912.
I’m not sure I would agree that he ran to the left of Wilson, but I’d agree it’s a close call.
No. I did make an error, I meant to say 1912 Roosevelt rather than 1916. In 1912 former President TR ran against Taft and lost the GOP nomination, then he started a third party the “Progressive” party. His platform that year was leftist, to the left of Wilson who lied and pretended to be a conservative “bourbon” democrat.
TR wasn’t that bad when he actually was President but his foray into radicalism and splitting of the GOP vote that allowed the odious Wilson to get elected is rather unforgivable. I would say Obama (radical and full of himself) has much in common with the 1912 version of TR.
Yeah, it was in 1912. TR returned to the GOP fold and endorsed Charles Evans Hughes in 1916, saying that Wilson had been a disaster and he must be defeated. (Similar to Pat Buchanan, Bob Barr, etc., crawling back to the GOP after their previous third party runs screwed the GOP)
I would argue Wilson was the most left-wing of the three major candidates in 1912. Perhaps his campaign rhetoric wasn't that radical (like all lefties, even today, I'm sure he claimed to be a "fiscal conservative" and said he would run government more effectively and save money), but his true agenda certainly was. For example, Wilson wanted to nationalize the railroads, whereas Teddy Roosevelt denounced the plan as "rank socialism". If TR had run to the left of Wilson, it would have been more difficult for Wilson to win because TR would have pulled away some liberal Democrat voters from him. I think the data shows Wilson' support was actually weaker than the RAT nominees in 1908 and 1904, but he won because TR and Taft split the vote of self-described "Republicans" almost evenly.
Another thing I've noticed is politics in 1912 shows just how far we've deteriorated in 100 years. Certainly there's no doubt that TR was on the left end of the GOP spectrum in 1912 and was a "progressive" by the standards of the day. But again, I would argue both parties have moved leftward since then, so many of the positions that TR had in 1912 would be considered "ultra conservative" today -- especially Teddy's stance on guns and immigration would have 2013 Democrats portray him as a "xenophobic immigrant hating NRA puppet gun nut"
No doubt that is so, but you wouldn't have known it from listening to Wilson and the DNC's lying *sses. The Progressive's official platform was certainly the worst of the 3 parties.
The worst part about Wilson's legacy is that there are useful idiots in the GOP who do the mainstream media and Democrats dirty for them, repeating the history revisionism BS that "the Democrats were the conservative party back then".
A handful of right-of-center RATs in the one party solid south certainly didn't make them "the conservative party" nationally. Wilson would have never gotten his marxist agenda passed if there weren't numerous other "progressive" RATs in the House, Senate, and SCOTUS to do his bidding (especially Louis Brandeis, Champ Clark, and J. Hamilton Lewis).
Yeah I see that BS everywhere, ignorant fools on both sides like to propagate that myth. Just the other day on you tube, in the comments section for that movie clip where Bob Hope jokes about democrats being Zombies, some moron said something like “democrats were like Republicans back then”. The movie was from 1940! What kind of Republican was FDR like? Lowell Weicker?
I remember when I was a kid I went to the Chi historical society on a field trip or something and the docent when talking about Lincoln and Douglas said the parties have “switched” since then. Douglas, pro-choice on the moral issue of his time, doesn’t sound like much has changed.
I’m sickened that some freepers think that way too, Lincoln was commie, long live the Confereacsah!
The truth is IMO the democrats were always “the bad guys” even back in the pre-socialism days when they were agrarian morons.
Grover Cleveland was about the only democrat party President that wasn’t a total POS or a useless meatbag, maybe Polk too.
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