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  •  It wasn't just an election (5+ / 0-)
    An Election happened. And this change in leadership, led eventually to FDR's New Deal happening.
    Don't get me wrong, I love FDR. I think he was by far the best president this country has seen. Period.

      But the political elite never gave us anything.
    People were out in the streets. They were protesting. They were striking. They were battling cops in the streets. They were refusing to pay rent. They were really considering socialism.
       Plus the power of the banks had been broken by their own greed and incompetence (something that would have happened this time too if the government hadn't bailed them out).

      But the thing is, the people got what they took, not what the government gave them.

    ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

    by gjohnsit on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:47:45 AM PDT

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