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Old 2012-10-04, 21:37   Link #993
Join Date: Mar 2006
Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post
People dream of an FDR or Teddy Roosevelt - and end up with a Hitler.
The Roosevelts were considered traitors to their class. They both came from 1% backgrounds, and they were financed by the elite who expected them to go into office on their behalf. Those elite never expected that these two would set in motion what would eventually create the middle class and progressive era.

For this reason, despite their many flaws, they are considered heroes to the average American. They could have cemented the Gilded Age, but instead they took a sledgehammer to it. Obama is nothing compared to that - he simply lacks the fire needed to do what is right instead of what is easy. He's not a fighter. That's the reason progressives are so unhappy with him.
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