Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Not so New Deal

I recently came across this image and text on Facebook. I found the image to be over the top and the accompanying text interesting. I decided to take each bullet point and add my commentary.

(name removed) did a little research and came up with the following about Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
1. Brought the country back from financial collapse.
2. Established and protected Social Security.
3. Worked toward ending a war.
4. FDR was completely opposed to everything Hitler stood for - the biggest threat to national security. Hitler died on April 30, 1945 by taking poison and then shootin
g himself with a pistol. (corrected)
5. Wife was an advocate of the disadvantaged
6. Invested in jobs and the nation's infrastructure.
7. Spoke to the people not at them.
8. Strong advocate of the military and its soldiers and sailors.
9. Strong foreign policy record in the presence of tyrants.
10. Established and sustained regulation of Wall Street.
11. A champion of minority groups.
12. Ended discrimination in the military.

Sound familiar?

FDR is consistently considered one of the top three Presidents in history but the Tea Party consider him a dangerous Progressive much as they have maligned Obama.