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  • FDR’s Legacy 65 Years Later

    04/13/2010 5:42:52 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 11 replies · 386+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 4/12/2010 | Ryan
    Two critical things happened in American history today: the first is that today marks the 149th anniversary of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, SC, which began the Civil War in 1861. Seven states had already seceded and four others were about to go as well, leading to the largest trauma in our nation’s history. The other is the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945. Long regarded as one of the best presidents in our history, a sober look at his record shows that Roosevelt caused much harm to this country. At best he was an able and...
  • Joe McCarthy was right!

    04/06/2010 4:33:41 AM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 47 replies · 1,303+ views
    curmudgeonlyskeptical ^ | 4/5/2010 | curmudgeonlyskeptical
    Like many of you, I'm more than casually interested in American history, and more than a casual viewer of the Hitler channels documentation of our past. That the History Channel's "Beltway Unbuckled" would yield new information about FDR, then, is illustrative of how media selectively protects the image of patron Liberals, while targeting what were once called mainstream Americans. FDR mistress Daisy Suckley's diary, which was discovered under her bed in 1991, isn't a secret, as I discovered by searching the term. But, it sure as hell has not been been publicly aired. I'm talking about FDR telling Ms. Suckley...
  • Barack Obama Channeling Theodore Roosevelt to Retroactively Endorse Obamacare

    03/21/2010 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-20-10 | Wordsmith
    Something else in President Obama's speech on Friday... This isn't the first time this point of drivel has come up in the current debate on healthcare, but here's another item President Obama has used in the past and repeated again at George Mason University to buttress his case: THE PRESIDENT: A few miles from here, Congress is in the final stages of a fateful debate about the future of health insurance in America. (Applause.) It's a debate that's raged not just for the past year but for the past century. One thing when you're in the White House, you've got...
  • Hey, let’s talk about Islam! (Historical Quotes)

    01/23/2010 12:22:14 AM PST · by bogusname · 4 replies · 433+ views
    CFP ^ | January 22, 2010 | Jim O'Neill
    If one goes by the Pentagon’s recent report on the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, the Pentagon’s PC putzes wouldn’t recognize a Muslim terrorist if one jumped up and bit them on the butt. So in the interest of national security, I have collected some statements made by folks over the years, which might point the Pentagon in the right direction. One lives in hope—the poor dears are awfully slow on the uptake though. “Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all...
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Kept Deadly Disease Hidden for Years

    01/03/2010 10:15:10 AM PST · by STARWISE · 90 replies · 4,869+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-3-10
    Some 65 years ago, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, the American people faced an unprecedented constitutional crisis of which they were completely unaware — and which has remained a secret ever since. It has long been known that President Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the last year of his life, was gravely ill with serious cardiac problems: He'd been diagnosed with acute heart failure in March 1944 and suffered from astronomically high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. But what the public did not know was that four years earlier, while still in the second of his four...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is No FDR - Republican Mission Is To See Obama Fail [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/25/2009 1:01:29 AM PST · by seanmerc · 58 replies · 3,369+ views ^ | 24 Dec 09 | Helen "The Grinch" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The spirit of Christmas seems to have escaped Congress, maybe even the country. Have you ever encountered such mean spiritedness and political conniving as are now on display on Capitol Hill? In the past, we have had great philosophical divisions in the struggle for civil rights, especially when southern legislators ran the show. In praise of democracy, fortunately they lost. And of course there also was the "red scare" fomented by Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., in the 1950s when he led the commie-hunting movement that ended up victimizing government officials, academia and Hollywood. We recovered from that, too....
  • New Dealers for the Second Amendment

    12/15/2009 7:28:12 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 13 replies · 1,059+ views
    Liberty and Power at the History News Network ^ | December 15, 2009 | David T. Beito
    In 1941, the Roosevelt administration commissioned a radio special, “We Hold these Truths,” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Listen to it here. The producer and writer was Norman Corwin (an ardent New Dealer who is still going strong at age 99). It featured an all-star cast including Orson Welles, James Stewart, Walter Brennan, and Edward G. Robinson, and closed with a speech by Roosevelt. Broadcast only a week after Pearl Harbor, it still holds the ratings record for any dramatic show. About half the American population tuned in. The actors, especially Stewart and Welles, give...
  • Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy

    12/06/2009 9:17:05 PM PST · by Cronos · 23 replies · 1,501+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5 Dec 2009 | JAMES BRADLEY
    SIXTY-EIGHT years ago tomorrow, Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In the brutal Pacific war that would follow, millions of soldiers and civilians were killed. My father — one of the famous flag raisers on Iwo Jima — was among the young men who went off to the Pacific to fight for his country. So the war naturally fascinated me. But I always wondered, why did we fight in the Pacific? Yes, there was Pearl Harbor, but why did the Japanese attack us in the first place? ... The one who had the greater effect on Japan’s...
  • Popular Presidents

    10/18/2009 1:57:49 PM PDT · by ChrisInAR · 1 replies · 364+ views
    The New American Magazine ^ | 10-16-09 | Jack Kenny
    In 1909, in the great state of Illinois, school teachers one February day were directed to spend at least half the school day in public exercises, patriotic music, and recitations of sayings, verses, and speeches to mark the centennial birthday of a great hero. At the end of it all, they were to have their students face in the direction of Springfield and chant in unison the following: “A blend of mirth and sadness, smiles and tears; “A quaint knight errant of the pioneers; “A homely hero, born of star and sod; “A Peasant Prince, a masterpiece of God.” Who...
  • Mr. Obama, you may have a Peace Prize, but you’re no Theodore Roosevelt

    10/28/2009 7:25:11 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 8 replies · 506+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 10/28/09 | Michael Naragon
    Much has already been made of Landesman’s comparisons of Obama to Julius Caesar. As a teacher and lifelong student of history, I find that comparison amusing on various levels. Caesar was an accomplished military leader whose campaign through Gaul was the subject of his major literary work, still available in your local Barnes and Noble. Barack Obama is an indecisive teleprompter reader whose book will certainly be long forgotten 2,000 years from now. Julius Caesar’s actions as leader of Rome turned the Republic into a dictatorial empire that later spawned such rulers as Nero and Caligula. Might the Messiah, who,...
  • What Would TR Do?

    10/14/2009 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Jbny · 5 replies · 509+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Rick Richman
    Writing in the NYR Blog, Jonathan Freedland notes that Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded by a committee of five liberal politicians from a country whose population is half the size of London, reflecting a “Norwegian consensus” that “favors multilateralism, yearns for nuclear disarmament, and believes in international institutions, revering the United Nations above all.” The speculation in Oslo is that what clinched the award for Obama was chairing a UN meeting and “using that body as the vehicle for his disarmament ambitions.” READ THE REST AT COMMENTARYMAGAZINE.COM
  • Peace Prizes for War and Death

    10/09/2009 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 859+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 Oct. 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Below are all the American Presidents and Vice Presidents who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, in order from first to most recent. It was an educational experience to review all the awards since the first was given in 1901. That bears on whether the Prize just awarded to President Obama is a positive or negative thing with respect to international war and peace. 1906 - (President) Theodore Roosevelt who “drew up the 1905 peace treaty between Russia and Japan.” This was an actual shooting war, which ended with the Treaty which Roosevelt negotiated. 1919 - (President) T. Woodrow Wilson...
  • Obama won't win by calling opponents cowards

    09/21/2009 2:31:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2009 | Chris Stirewalt
    During his current media bombardment, President Obama is wisely downplaying the charges of racism his allies have been making. He told CNN’s John King that race wasn’t “the overriding issue” for the opponents of his health care plan. Not exactly an exoneration of his critics’ racial attitudes, but at least an acknowledgment that there is more than bigotry at work. What Obama says is really driving the negative response to his policies is fear. Fear of “big changes.” Fear of “uncertainty.” The president likes to equate the resistance he’s facing with that met by Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal.
  • Obama's regulatory chief pushes new 'bill of rights'

    09/10/2009 9:42:21 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 1,911+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – A government that is constitutionally required to offer each citizen a "useful" job in the farms or industries of the nation. A country whose leadership intercedes to ensure every farmer can sell his product for a good return. A nation that has the power to act against "unfair competition" and monopolies in business. This is not a description of Cuba, communist China, or the USSR until 1991. It's the vision of the future of the U.S, as mandated by a radical new "bill of rights" drawn up and pushed by President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass...
  • Absolutism Redux (Be very afraid - Cass Sunstein)

    09/10/2009 3:49:07 PM PDT · by khnyny · 20 replies · 2,172+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | December 13, 2004 | Tom G. Palmer
    You owe your life — and everything else — to the sovereign. The rights of subjects are not natural rights, but merely grants from the sovereign. There is no right even to complain about the actions of the sovereign, except insofar as the sovereign allows the subject to complain. These are the principles of unlimited, arbitrary, and absolute power, the principles of such rulers as Louis XIV. Intellectuals have assiduously promoted them; think of Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. A new intellectual champion of absolutism has now emerged. Mild-mannered University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein has been advancing the...
  • A Warning For Obama: President Hoover’s Fealty to Unions Worsened Great Depression

    08/30/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 583+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/30/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    An economist is saying that President Hoover set the stage to worsen The Great Depression because of his pro-labor union stance. Pro-labor policies pushed by President Herbert Hoover after the stock market crash of 1929 accounted for close to two-thirds of the drop in the nation's gross domestic product over the two years that followed, causing what might otherwise have been a bad recession to slip into the Great Depression, a UCLA economist concludes in a new study. Lee E. Ohanian, a UCLA professor of economics, lays the worst of the Depression at the feet of Hoover who, in his...
  • FDR Among the Catholics (how FDR turned Catholics into Democrats)

    08/22/2009 6:00:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 902+ views
    ic ^ | August 22, 2009 | Michael Barone
      Once, when asked his philosophy, Franklin Roosevelt answered simply, "I am a Christian and a Democrat."   As always with Roosevelt, there was more to it than that. He was not just a Christian, but a Protestant, an Episcopalian, a descendant of Huguenot and Yankee New Englanders on his mother's side. And he was not just a Democrat, but a New York Democrat, whose leaders and most faithful voters were overwhelmingly Catholic, especially Irish Catholic. There was a tension, always, between this Protestant patrician and his Catholic party, a tension that this congenial country squire and shrewd politician...
  • A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt...

    08/19/2009 1:19:28 PM PDT · by a12iggymom · 6 replies · 1,972+ views ^ | August 19, 2009 | Wilford Tibbetts
    I ran across this on vox and with amnesty coming up for dicussion when congress comes back, I thought I'd post it. A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt... Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM 1 comment Share Where to begin... It is always difficult to start one of these. I mean, what the hell do you put in a blog? What should you put in a blog, is probably a better question. Answer? I will figure that out later. For now, I'll post a quote from former-President of the United States, Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. One that I believe to be...
  • Setting the record straight: Just who ignored the Holocaust?

    08/17/2009 10:32:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 2,115+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 17, 2009 | Phil Lawler
     The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has come in for some richly deserved criticism in recent months, publishing articles that have ranged from the inane (tributes to Michael Jackson and Easy Rider) to the damaging (a claim that Barack Obama is not pro-abortion). Still let's give credit where credit is due, and the latest attention-grabbing headline from L'Osservatore deserves applause.For many years now, critics of the Vatican have claimed that Pope Pius XII was silent in the face of the Holocaust. The criticism is unjustified; it ignores the ample evidence that the wartime Pontiff made great efforts, and took substantial personal...
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Doug Casey debunks the ridiculous myth that FDR cured the Great Depression...

    07/01/2009 12:14:39 PM PDT · by sdw2009 · 8 replies · 640+ views
    One thing to remember is that while the depression that started in 1929 may have come to a bottom in 1933, it took a long time to recover...
  • GLENN BECK: FDR's Fireside Chat 28: On the State of the Union (January 11, 1944)

    06/10/2009 2:24:20 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 8 replies · 919+ views
    On Glenn Beck's Tuesday show on Fox News, he recommended reading Franklin Delano Roosevelt's January, 1944 Speech, for a better background to what's happening today with Obama's GIANT LEAP toward's FASCISM. Here it is. Fireside Chat 28: On the State of the Union (January 11, 1944) Franklin Delano Roosevelt This transcript contains the published text of the speech, not the actual words spoken. There may be some differences between the transcript and the audio/video content. Transcript Today I sent my Annual Message to the Congress, as required by the Constitution. It has been my custom to deliver these Annual...
  • New Deal Reality Check

    06/02/2009 10:42:17 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 2, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    New Deal Reality Check by: Malcolm A. Kline, June 02, 2009 As self-proclaimed intellectuals get embarassingly excited over the prospect of a new, New Deal, the rest of us would do well to take every opportunity to examine how the first one turned out. For one thing, it didn’t start under Roosevelt. In The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal, economist Robert P. Murphy, Ph. D., gives us a very useful comparison of what happened in another recession that occurred in the 1920s when so-called laissez-faire economics was practiced and the more famous economic collapse...

    05/24/2009 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Deltaforceeoo7 · 8 replies · 521+ views
    Over 5,000 years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land." Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land." Now Obama is going to steal your shovels, kick your asses, raise the price of camels, and mortgage the promised land.
  • It’s No Time to Stop This (deficit spending) Train (barf alert)

    05/17/2009 4:48:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 542+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 16, 2009 | Alan S. Blinder
    ... [E]ven if another depression is next to impossible, there is still the danger that next year, or the year after, might turn into 1936. Let me explain. From its bottom in 1933 to 1936, the G.D.P. climbed spectacularly (albeit from a very low base), averaging gains of almost 11 percent a year. But then, both the Fed and the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt reversed course. In the summer of 1936, the Fed looked at the large volume of excess reserves piled up in the banking system, concluded that this mountain of liquidity could be fodder for future inflation,...
  • Words of Warning from 1940

    05/16/2009 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies · 886+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 16th, 2009 | Guinevere Nell
    Herbert Hoover was no laissez-faire president like Calvin Coolidge, however he did respect the constitution, and he never was willing to go as far as Franklin Roosevelt. He made a speech just before Roosevelt’s election to a third term, in which he made some salient points—ones we would still be wise to consider today. With Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin in power, and with a myriad of other dictators and authoritarian powers sprinkled across Europe, it was critical that the free citizens of America see the danger of handing over the reigns of industry to government—that economic power is so much...
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

    05/02/2009 10:58:55 AM PDT · by 7jason · 22 replies · 1,510+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4-7-09 | John Rice
    He set several records as President. Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest person, so far, to become President of the United States (POTUS). The youngest to be elected remains, as of this writing, John F. Kennedy who was 43 when elected. Roosevelt was 42 when he took office as the 26th President following the assassination of his predecessor in 1901. Although other Vice Presidents had taken office following death of the President, TR was first to go on and win an election in his own right, preceding Harry S Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson in the feat. He also remains (as...
  • Toms River Reacts To The Death Of A President

    04/08/2009 9:54:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 653+ views
    The Toms River Times ^ | 4/8/09 | J. Mark Mutter
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sat stunned and silent in his study at 10 Downing Street when the news about his friend came just before midnight. Soviet Premier Josef Stalin was in his Kremlin office in the early morning hours and sat for a long moment, saying nothing, holding the American ambassador's hand who had just told him. And in Berlin, deep in his underground bunker, Adolph Hitler was telephoned by his propaganda minister, and was told: "My Fuhrer! I congratulate you. It is the turning point!" It was the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt— April 12, 1945. A...
  • He's no Teddy Roosevelt: Obama twists history to enlist TR in his health-care crusade

    03/29/2009 2:35:08 PM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies · 569+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 11, 2009 | Marvin Olasky
    Barack Obama last month enlisted Theodore Roosevelt in his campaign for increased governmental control of health care, arguing that TR "first called for reform nearly a century ago." Google "Theodore Roosevelt, universal healthcare," and you'll find The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, DailyKos, and many other stalwarts of the left suggesting or claiming that Obama is carrying the Republican Roosevelt's banner. That's nonsense. The propagandists take as their one piece of evidence a plank in the Progressive Party platform of 1912: "The protection of home life against the hazards of sickness, irregular employment and old age through the adoption of...

    01/22/2009 8:30:12 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 14 replies · 1,110+ views
    Not known ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A stranger stood at the Gates of Hell, And the Devil himself answered the bell, He looked him over from head to toe And said, "My Friend, I’d like to know What you have done in the line of sin To entitle you to come within?" Then Franklin D, with his usual guile Stepped forth and flashed his toothy smile. "When I took charge in Thirty-three A Nation’s faith was mine,” said he. “I promised this and I promised that And I calmed them down with a fireside chat, I spent their money on fishing trips And fished from the...
  • Peter Schiff ("Obama will be more of the same, but worse")

    01/20/2009 8:06:11 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 72 replies · 3,622+ views
    youtube/Peter Schiff Channel ^ | January 19, 2009 | sickoflibs/peter Schiff
    “Everybody is getting excited about the inauguration, where they think Barack Obama is going to ride in and save the day, and nothing could be further from the truth. A lot of people have such high hopes and such high expectations that he’s (Obama) is going to bring the change we need. Unfortunately nothing is going to change, change is less government, change would be sound money, change would be more freedom, were not going to get any of that, we are just going to get bigger government under Barack than we did under Bush. That’s not change at all...
  • Leave the New Deal in the History Books. Cut corporate taxes to zero and create real jobs.

    01/17/2009 1:01:23 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 18 replies · 725+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 17, 2009 | Mark Levey
    When Barack Obama takes office on Tuesday, his first order of business will be a stimulus package estimated to be close to $1 trillion, including $300 million in tax cuts and the largest new government spending program for infrastructure since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sages nod that replicating aspects of FDR's New Deal will help pull the country out of a recession. But the experience under FDR largely provides a cautionary tale. Mr. Obama's policy plans are driven by the conventional economic wisdom that the New Deal economic programs ended the Great Depression. Not so. In fact, thanks to New Deal...
  • The New Deal Debunked (again)

    01/15/2009 12:51:36 PM PST · by Hanna548 · 13 replies · 597+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | 9/27/2004 | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    ...FDR's New Deal made the Great Depression longer and deeper. It is a myth that Franklin D. Roosevelt "got us out of the Depression" and "saved capitalism from itself," as generations of Americans have been taught by the state's educational establishment....
  • Real Tax Cuts, Not an Obama ‘New Deal,’ Will Lift Economy, Say Experts

    01/15/2009 4:31:55 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 410+ views
    CNS News ^ | January 12th | Josiah Ryan
    “Morgenthau, after being in charge of this economic debacle called the New Deal, finally sort of exploded in 1939 and said, ‘We are spending more money than we have ever spent before, and it does not work,” quoted Folsom. “‘I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this administration, we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt, to boot.”
  • A Chilling Uncertainty: The Lessons of Roosevelt's Experimentation

    12/31/2008 7:43:54 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 10 replies · 596+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2008 | Amity Shlaes
    The United States has entered the era of the experiment. President-elect Barack Obama is putting forward an infrastructure program whose plans and price tag are unclear. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson whipped up the Troubled Asset Relief Program to buy up bad mortgage instruments, and, expanding on that experiment, President Bush wants to try extending TARP to autoworkers. The idea that experiments are warranted in current circumstances comes from the New Deal. The official history is familiar: FDR put forward multiple projects, some at cross-purposes. Yet New Deal inconsistency was not a problem and might have been a virtue. Through "bold,...
  • [Op-Ed:] Theodore Roosevelt Was No Conservative

    12/26/2008 6:21:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2008-12-27 | Ronald J. Pestritto
    We know that Barack Obama and his allies identify themselves as "progressives," and that they aim to implement the big-government liberalism that originated in America's Progressive Era and was consummated in the New Deal. What remains a mystery is why some conservatives want to claim this progressive identity as their own -- particularly as it was manifested by Theodore Roosevelt. The fact that conservative politicians such as John McCain and writers like William Kristol and Karl Rove are attracted to our 26th president is strange because, if we want to understand where in the American political tradition the idea of...
  • National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.: America's Presidents Exhibit

    12/22/2008 6:46:28 AM PST · by mft112345 · 2 replies · 340+ views
    Here's a video montage of the America's Presidents exhibit at the National portrait gallery. Other exhibits are also included. Watch video here. Notice the statue of Nixon dressed as the defeated Napoleon after Waterloo. The portrait of George W. Bush was recently added. How do you think his presidency will/should be remembered 20 years from now?
  • Air America Prez Dismisses Deficit Spending as 'Rhetoric'; Balanced Budgets Only 'Politically Real'

    11/26/2008 7:50:35 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies · 519+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 26, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Now that the government has assumed the role of economic planner with various bailout packages and stimulus plans, experts are predicting a federal budget deficit of $1 trillion. That much money may be difficult to comprehend, but former President Ronald Reagan put it in perspective with a 1981 analogy describing the federal debt: "And the best I could come up with is that if you had a stack of thousand-dollar bills in your hand only 4 inches high, you'd be a millionaire. A trillion dollars would be a stack of thousand-dollar bills 67 miles high." But the huge number doesn't...
  • The New Deal Didn’t Always Work, Either

    11/23/2008 4:24:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 776+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Tyler Cowen
    [T]he truth [about the Great Depression] is that Roosevelt changed course from year to year, trying a mix of policies, some good and some bad. ... Roosevelt instituted a disastrous legacy of agricultural subsidies and sought to cartelize industry, backed by force of law. Neither policy helped the economy recover. He also took steps to strengthen unions and to keep real wages high. This helped workers who had jobs, but made it much harder for the unemployed to get back to work. One result was unemployment rates that remained high throughout the New Deal period. Today, President-elect Barack Obama faces...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • Sarah Palin new Teddy Roosevelt?

    10/27/2008 9:16:32 PM PDT · by Polish Prophet · 27 replies · 669+ views
    Dan Good Thoughts ^ | 10/27/98 | Dan Godzich
    This was an interesting premise. Do you think that no matter what happens on election day, Sarah Palin will stay a GOP leader?
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-27-08

    10/27/2008 6:57:00 PM PDT · by snugs · 58 replies · 1,267+ views
    Today President George W. Bush met with President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay. The President and first lady Laura Bush attended a ceremony in honor of Theodore Roosevelt's 150th birthday at the White House. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2966 - McCain/Palin--Day 60. Sarah Palin was in Virgina today Enjoy Sanity Island
  • The Straight-Shooting Governor

    09/04/2008 6:54:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 23 replies · 251+ views
    Spexial to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 September 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I wasn’t going to talk about presidential politics for a long while, especially since my prediction last year ago of a Giuliani / Hillary Clinton race, with America’s Mayor winning narrowly. Wow, did I miss the mark on that one. Wednesday of this week I got a call from a young woman who said she was a pollster for the Democratic Party of North Carolina. After a little back and forth, I was satisfied that this was a real poll, and I answered her questions. The fact that she didn’t ask any demographic questions at the end raised doubts about...
  • History Changer (Sarah Palin, talented understudy)

    09/01/2008 7:19:36 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 172+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9-01-08 | Alvin S. Felzengberg
    Every time I come close to despair, I derive strength from the wisdom of the American people. After listening to purveyors of the “conventional wisdom” disparage Senator John McCain’s selection of Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, I grabbed the remote control and returned to that one reliable dispenser of the public’s common sense, C-SPAN. “Might we be dealing with a female incarnation of Theodore Roosevelt?” asked the first “caller” I happened to hear. “PULEEZ!” my inner voice-with echoes of David Gergen, Larry King, Charles Krauthammer, and others cried out.....
  • McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore, That Is)

    07/12/2008 2:54:19 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 37 replies · 198+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2008 | Adam Nagourney and Michael Cooper
    HUDSON, Wis. — Senator John McCain in a wide-ranging interview called for a government that is frugal but more active than many conservatives might prefer. He said government should play an important role in areas like addressing climate change, regulating campaign finance and taking care of “those in America who cannot take care of themselves.” “I count myself as a conservative Republican, yet I view it to a large degree in the Theodore Roosevelt mold,” Mr. McCain said, referring to Roosevelt’s reputation for reform, environmentalism and tough foreign policy.
  • McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore, That Is)

    07/12/2008 12:24:50 PM PDT · by flyfree · 98 replies · 207+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2008 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL COOPER
    HUDSON, Wis. — Senator John McCain in a wide-ranging interview called for a government that is frugal but more active than many conservatives might prefer. He said government should play an important role in areas like addressing climate change, regulating campaign finance and taking care of “those in America who cannot take care of themselves.” “I count myself as a conservative Republican, yet I view it to a large degree in the Theodore Roosevelt mold,” Mr. McCain said, referring to Roosevelt’s reputation for reform, environmentalism and tough foreign policy. The views expressed by Mr. McCain in the 45-minute interview here...
  • What’s the Frequency? - New Deal narcissism and what FDR wrought.

    06/20/2008 11:05:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 146+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 20, 2008 | An NRO Q&A with Amity Shlaes
    June 20, 2008, 0:00 p.m. What’s the Frequency?New Deal narcissism and what FDR wrought. An NRO Q&A The New Deal celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez checked in with New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes, to mark the occasion. Kathryn Jean Lopez: How are you celebrating the New Deal’s 75th? Amity Shlaes: I’m participating in the Roosevelt Reading Festival at Hyde Park Saturday! One of the people I will see there is Nick Taylor, author of his own book, American Made,...
  • The Women the President Loved (FDR's Affair)

    05/01/2008 5:56:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies · 319+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | Julia Baird
    In 1931, when Franklin Roosevelt was considering whether he should, and could, run for the presidency, he called in three physicians to advise on his physical capability. They reported that the man who had contracted polio ten years earlier, losing all movement in his legs, was indeed in good health—and, furthermore, that he had "no symptoms of impotentia coeundi." "In plain English," writes historian Joseph E. Persico, "he could sustain an erection." It is a significant detail for Persico, given the questions he seeks to answer in his new book, "Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other...
  • The Myth of Helplessness

    04/15/2008 9:09:50 AM PDT · by GoldwaterInstitute · 47+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | April 14, 2008 | Matthew Ladner
    The Myth of Helplessness : Those who accept no excuses get results Matthew Ladner, Goldwater Institute Daily Email, April 14, 2008 On April 4th, Arizona School Board Association analyst Michael T. Martin wrote a column opposing the state takeover of the Roosevelt school district. He asserts that widespread lead poisoning is the cause of Roosevelt’s problems. Lead poisoning has been much diminished since the elimination of lead paint and lead gasoline, but not entirely eliminated. An examination of the evidence is in order before writing off these kids. In our state of 6 million people, the Arizona Department of Health...
  • The Roosevelt Administration and Liberal Fascism

    03/08/2008 1:12:35 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 3 replies · 376+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/27/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Consider the modern MSM and Hollywood's insistence that dissent is patriotism. Click on the link and see how much "dissent" was practiced in America of the 1930s. It brings the meaning of Liberal Fascism home in ways that most of us have not experienced. Roosevelt and his administration did things that, if implemented by George Bush, would have led to his impeachment. As for the NRA logo, it’s a reminder of the happy days of FDR’s attempts to revive the economy by pouring a bowl of alphabet soup over its face. The NRA, among other things, was intended to prevent...