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  •  I am in no way trying to tear down FDR (2+ / 0-)
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    joe shikspack, tardis10

    I realize you understand that, but I just want to make it clear. I want Obama to be like FDR economically, no doubt about it. FDR, despite his flaws, was a great president.

    History will be the ultimate judge of Obama. I don't mean that in the ridiculous way the Bush/Cheney defenders meant it. I just mean that there are some things that I agree with him on and others that infuriate me. But I think people need to keep everything in perspective. Ya know, some of our most liberal congress-critters are all about cap and trade, which was another right wing idea that I never thought our guys would adopt! Especially the good guys.

    This is what he has to work with. I don't like it and you don't like it, but it's the reality. The ENTIRE party has shifted rightward, so even if Obama was a proud, strong progressive, how do we know our "allies" in congress would support him? I'm not so sure that they would.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:37:35 AM PST

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