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  • FDR & Stalin The Subversion of FDR's Govt

    03/20/2014 11:25:33 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 5 replies
    HaciendaPublishing.com ^ | 2-3-14 | HaciendaPublishing.com
    Stalin's Secret Agents — The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government was written by two experienced authors and recognized authorities on the Cold War, M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein. Evans is a veteran journalist and former broadcaster, as well as the author of Blacklisted by History (2009), a biography of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and other momentous books
  • FDR to Stalin: “I Would Give Saudi King 6 Million Jews”

    03/11/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | march 11, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    This isn’t really new, but some of the most interesting material comes from Rafael Medoff’s demonstration of how the material was buried and misreported by historians sympathetic to liberal presidents. When FDR endorsed quotas for Jews in the US and even North Africa, liberal historians claimed that he was being “practical” or actually trying to help Jews. And then there’s the story of the efforts to bury and lie about FDR’s exchange with Stalin about the Jews.
  • Kerry Makes It Official: 'The era of the Roosevelt Corollary Is Over'

    11/19/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    You may have seen the news by now that John Kerry said the era of the Monroe Doctrine is over. Problem is, if you read what he said he isn't substantively talking about the Monroe Doctrine. He's talking about the Roosevelt Corollary. John Kerry(a progressive) is rejecting his own history! Theodore Roosevelt is one of John Kerry's own founding fathers, being the first President of the Progressive era. So what exactly did John Kerry say? Among other things: The relationship that we seek and that we have worked hard to foster is not about a United States declaration about how...
  • The 1932 Bonus Army attacks in Washington by American troops proves: Yes it can happen again

    09/03/2013 1:46:28 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Watch this short report on the brutal way American Army troops were successfully ordered to turn on fellow veterans of World War I, by MacArthur Eisenhower and Patton. Do we have any military leaders who even approach these guys? If THEY did this can the current crop of military heroes resist an Obama order to turn their guns on fellow Americans?
  • The Socialists Who Made the March on Washington (Look at the source)

    08/24/2013 8:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | August 23, 2013 | Harold Myerson
    The story of the radicals behind—and in front of—the demonstration that changed America.In 1956, when I was a student at Brooklyn College, Mike Harrington told Tom [Kahn, another Brooklyn College student] and me to go up to this office in Manhattan, on 57th Street, to work with Bayard Rustin,” Rachelle Horowitz remembers. Harrington (who was to author The Other America, which sparked the War on Poverty), Horowitz, and Kahn were all members of the Young People’s Socialist League, a democratic socialist organization of no more than several hundred members nationally. Rustin, their elder, boasted a longer left pedigree: a brief...
  • Conrad Black’s FDR Idolatry

    08/19/2013 6:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | August 19, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    My parents were New Deal Democrats, but I grew up at a time and in a place when Republicans were extraordinarily rare. I’ve often said I never actually met a Republican until I went to college and, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t until my junior year. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30s that I became an ex-Democrat, and so I completely understand the quasi-religious reverence that Democrats have for FDR, Harry Truman and JFK. What puzzles me nowadays is that some conservatives seem to share that attitude. National Review has published a...
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS — A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldn’t say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • FDR 'Covered Up Soviet Atrocity to Appease Stalin'

    06/27/2013 9:25:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Sep 2012
    American POWS sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area. The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn't want to...
  • On This Day in 1933

    06/16/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | June 13th, 2013 | Christopher Westley
    You were considered a hoarder and a slacker if you still resisted turning over your gold to the government. ... most of those who voted for FDR never expected him to confiscate private holdings of gold coins, bullion, and certificates. Roosevelt called the measure a temporary one (it wasn’t), and he followed it up by invalidating gold clauses in private contracts that obligated payment in gold dollars, which had the effect of devaluing the assets of bond and contract holders. ... By January 1934, Roosevelt increased the dollar price of gold from $20.67 to $35, thus devaluing the dollar by...
  • ‘A Conspiracy So Immense’ — Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] West’s new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a ‘continuing’ investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents ‘in industries engaged in secret war production … so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union.’ This information had come from a ‘bug’ at Nelson’s home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named ‘Enormous’) to obtain the atomic...
  • Military Sexual Assault, Suicide, and D-Day

    06/06/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike
    Self | June 6, 2013 | Self
    Both problems listed have a prominent place in our armed forces currently. Now this is pure speculation on my part, but the culture seems to have changed quite a bit in the last seven decades to more easily allow these issues to arise. Sixty nine years ago it was the evening of D-Day. Omar Bradley could say that the initial crisis had passed. The American assault troops had broken through the first wall of German fortifications, though Omaha and Utah beaches were still separated. The success of the paratroop drop was unknown. The fact the Germans had been unable to...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 97 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • Roosevelt Opens Progressive Conference

    05/27/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica
    The Emporia Gazette ^ | July 2nd, 1913
    With Speech In Which He Applies Progressive Principles To Needs of West Virginia Mine Workers - Doubts Efficacy of "New Freedom" As Advocated By Wilson Newport. R.I., July 2 - The National Conference of the Progressive Party opened here this afternoon. Theodore Roosevelt made the address of the afternoon. He said in part: "Some ten months ago the Progressive party at its first national convention, promulgated a platform of principles which I verily believe that lovers of clean and decent politics, that believers in sound and enlightened statesmanship and upholders of social and industrial justice, will in the future recognize...
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

    05/26/2013 9:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Syndicated columnist Diana West says the ultimate conclusion of her new book shocked even her. “Americans have been betrayed … by our leaders going back to FDR’s administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted,” she explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about her book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character.” “I don’t believe we won World War II,” West added. “I believe that we were actually carrying out Soviet strategy due...
  • Obama’s ‘Idiot’ Defense: Scandal forces the president to drop the pose of omnicompetent know-it-all

    05/22/2013 7:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Although there’s still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama’s bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency. “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” So far, this is the administration’s best defense. It was offered to CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White House’s disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya....
  • Newly Declassified Memo Reveals Roosevelt Was Warned of Tokyo’s Focus on Hawaii

    11/29/2011 7:32:32 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 29,2011 | Jim Hoft
    A newly released memo revealed that President Roosevelt was warned that Tokyo was focused on Hawaii days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Washington Whispers reported: Three days before the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt was warned in a memo from naval intelligence that Tokyo’s military and spy network was focused on Hawaii, a new and eerie reminder of FDR’s failure to act on a basket load of tips that war was near. In the newly revealed 20-page memo from FDR’s declassified FBI file, the Office of Naval Intelligence on December 4 warned, “In anticipation...
  • Infiltration, Intrigue and Communists

    01/11/2013 2:57:50 PM PST · by qaz123 · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11Jan13 | Wes Vernon
    In writing “Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government”, authors M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein have produced a highly informative volume that will enlighten not only relative newcomers to the field of Communist subversion but scholars as well. What they learn will be utterly sobering. Soviet loyalists, with enormous influence over policy, are revealed to have been far more deeply entrenched than ever previously acknowledged. More surprising, these agents had alarmingly easy access to the Oval Office.
  • Miley Cyrus flashes midriff, shows off new arm tattoo of Theodore Roosevelt quote

    07/11/2012 4:23:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 11, 2012 | BY ALEX STEINMAN
    The 19-year-old star stepped out in West Hollywood Tuesday to reveal her latest tattoo, a quote from a 1910 speech from President Theodore Roosevelt on her left forearm. “So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat,” the tattoo reads, according to Us Weekly. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/miley-cyrus-flashes-midriff-shows-new-arm-tattoo-theodore-roosevelt-quote-article-1.1112179#ixzz20MLaAOva
  • Understanding Today By Remembering Our History: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Social Security

    06/28/2012 10:43:32 PM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies
    Social Security Administration Historical Documents ^ | AUGUST 14, 1935 through OCTOBER 28, 1944
    Presidential Statement Signing The Social Security Act. AUGUST 14, 1935 Today a hope of many years' standing is in large part fulfilled. The civilization of the past hundred years, with its startling industrial changes, has tended more and more to make life insecure. Young people have come to wonder what would be their lot when they came to old age. The man with a job has wondered how long the job would last. This social security measure gives at least some protection to thirty millions of our citizens who will reap direct benefits through unemployment compensation, through old-age pensions...
  • Theodore Roosevelt's anti-constitutional progressivism

    06/20/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In Theodore Roosevelt's Autobiography,(page 372) he writes the following: I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the Nation could not be done by the President unless he could find some specific authorization to do it. My belief was that it was not only his right but his duty to do anything that the needs of the Nation demanded unless such action was forbidden by the Constitution or by the laws. Under this interpretation of executive power I did and caused to be done many things not previously done by the President and the heads of...
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Suppressed 1894 Winchester

    05/20/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    guns.com ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Max Slowik
    A new exhibit is coming to the National Firearms Museum this June, the Theodore Roosevelt Collection. Teddy Roosevelt is famous for his love of shooting, hunting, and battle. He was an avid gun user and collector, and a great fan of Winchester lever-action rifles, and one of his most-used and prized Winchesters will be a part of it. That Rifle is a Model 1894 likely chambered in .30-30, which he often called his "Little .30." Roosevelt instantly became a fan of the cartridge when it was first introduced. He was such a fan of their rifles that he tried every...
  • The major crime of WWII that was never brought to trial

    05/17/2012 1:56:58 AM PDT · by se99tp · 56 replies
    Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 17th, 2012 | Herbert Romerstein
    The American communists joined in the Soviet propaganda campaign. Corliss Lamont, a millionaire communist propagandist, wrote “Soviet Russia’s severance of relations with the Polish Government-in-Exile, over the Nazi-inspired charge that the Russians murdered 10,000 Polish army officers, shows clearly the danger to the United Nations of the splitting tactics engineered by Hitler and definitely helped along by the general campaign of anti-Soviet propaganda carried on during recent months in Britain and America. According to the London Bureau of the New York Herald Tribune, ‘It is a safe assumption that the Poles would not have taken so tough an attitude toward...
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • The Progressive Legacy: Part III (Thomas Sowell)

    02/13/2012 1:22:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The same presumptions of superior wisdom and virtue behind the interventionism of Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in the domestic economy also led them to be interventionists in other countries. Theodore Roosevelt was so determined that the United States should intervene against Spain's suppression of an uprising in Cuba that he quit his post as Assistant Secretary of the Navy to organize his own private military force — called "Rough Riders" — to fight in what became the Spanish-American war. The spark that set off this war was an explosion that destroyed an American battleship anchored in...
  • The Progressive Legacy: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    02/13/2012 1:22:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    "Often wrong but never in doubt" is a phrase that summarizes much of what was done by Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the two giants of the Progressive era, a century ago. Their legacy is very much alive today, both in their mindset — including government picking winners and losers in the economy and interventionism in foreign countries — as well as specific institutions created during the Progressive era, such as the income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Like so many Progressives today, Theodore Roosevelt felt no need to study economics before intervening in the economy. He...
  • The 'Progressive' Legacy (Thomas Sowell)

    02/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 14, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Although Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at the heart of the Progressive movement that flourished a hundred years ago. Many of the trends, problems and disasters of our time are a legacy of that era. We can only imagine how many future generations will be paying the price — and not just in money — for the bright ideas and clever rhetoric of our current administration. The two giants...
  • THE REVOLUTION WAS(Profound essay on the New Deal- LONG READ)

    02/13/2009 1:24:35 PM PST · by managusta · 39 replies · 985+ views
    Roosevelt Myth ^ | 1938 | Garet Garrett
    There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within...
  • Documentary - Churchill Saw Stalin As a Greater Threat To Western Civilization Than Hitler.

    02/09/2012 7:59:37 AM PST · by pinochet · 20 replies
    There is a great World War Two documentary, that was made in 2005, that shows the diplomatic disputes between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, as they planned their military campaigns against Hitler. The 4 part documentary is titled: Warlords. The DVD version was released in 2007, and it shows Winston Churchill as the true defender of freedom, democracy, Christianity, and Western Civilization - against three socialist dictators - Stalin, Hitler, and Roosevelt. Here is a an Amazon link to the documentary: http://www.amazon.com/Warlords-Churchill/dp/B000NVKZUG Churchill noticed the obvious - that Stalinist Russia was more oppressive than Nazism. While Nazism was brutal in its...
  • Theodore Roosevelt: Degenerates have no business reproducing their kind

    01/27/2012 5:18:17 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | January 3rd, 1913 | Theodore Roosevelt
    Want to be looked at by government like a farm animal? If your stock isn't good enough, perhaps we could just sit people in front of the politburo and force them to justify their existences. Doesn't sound good to you? Would it be too far to go out on a limb and say that Theodore Roosevelt would've agreed with the notion? In his letter to Charles Davenport, people's stock being 'farmed', is exactly the notion he advances. You can read the letter here, but I would much prefer you listen to it. Youtube link. (Also, Popmodal. But the audio doesn't...
  • 'What Does FDR Stand For?' Americans Bungle Basic Presidential History (VIDEO)

    01/12/2012 7:55:39 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 23 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Jan 11 | Staff
    'Factor' producer surveying the folks about presidential politics and leadership. Most of them have a hard time even identifying past U.S. presidents, let alone remembering their policies and accomplishments.
  • Teddy vs. Calvin (Which Republican President is the better conservative standard bearer?)

    12/31/2011 7:35:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2011 | Troy Smith
    Theodore Roosevelt seems to be in vogue among certain Republican contenders -- but his Republicanism might not be the most conservative brand available. In fact, a big ideological contender against Roosevelt is Calvin Coolidge, another Republican stalwart of the 20th century. Though these two men occupied the same political party, each embodies one side of a struggle between philosophical factions that continues today. In summarizing his view of the proper role of the presidency, Roosevelt in his autobiography writes, "I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the Nation could not be done by the President...
  • Newt and the Roosevelts (Gingrich's affection for both presidents shows his unpredictable side)

    12/20/2011 6:48:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/20/2011 | John Fund
    Newt Gingrich took pains to wrap himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan during last week’s Fox debate in Iowa. He reminded viewers that Reagan was once called “not electable,” just as he sometimes is. He went on to point out he had “accomplished conservative goals” as speaker in the 1990s, including welfare reform and a balanced budget. “I am someone who campaigned with Reagan,” he concluded. But at the same time Newt tries to wrap himself in the Reagan mantle, he also exhibits another nostalgic tic that should give conservatives agita. Newt is an unabashed admirer of the Roosevelts...
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Obama comes to Kansas?

    12/07/2011 2:43:54 PM PST · by 1pitech · 3 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-06-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp about Obama's visit to Kansas. Next, I speak to Paul Soutar of Kansas Watch Dog about the historical and symbolic reasons behind the President's seldom seen visit to Kansas. We invite you to listen and comment.
  • 70 Years Ago Today: Remembering the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2011 8:56:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Congress, 12/08/1941 The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives that day are being remembered today on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. About 120 survivors will join the Navy Secretary, military leaders and civilians to observe a moment of silence...
  • Teddy Roosevelt on Islam

    12/06/2011 7:31:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 06, 2007 | Pamela Geller
    Jeff sent this along, "the following passages were written in 1916 in Teddy Roosevelt's book, "Fear God and Take Your Own Part", reproduced in "What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an" by William Federer. These words are relevant today because the historical conflict between Islam and Christianity, which started nearly 1400 years ago, is still going on. The final outcome of this struggle is not clear." Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were...
  • Obama's Income Inequality Speech ("trickle down - It doesn’t work. It’s never worked.")

    12/06/2011 2:00:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 12/06/11 | Adam Clark Estes
    Obama's Income Inequality SpeechAdam Clark Estes - 2:18 PM ET **SNIP** Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there’s been a certain crowd in Washington for the last few decades who respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. “The market will take care of everything,” they tell us. If only we cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everyone else. And even...
  • Obama to Kansas to Evoke Teddy Roosevelt

    12/06/2011 6:32:58 AM PST · by Son House · 39 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 06, 2011 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election. The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location and that there are parallels between how working class families felt then and now. Roosevelt gave what was called a "New Nationalism" agenda, talking about...
  • FDR State of the Union 1935 (amazing comments on dependency)

    11/02/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    "The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit."
  • Obama: Campaigning Like It's 1936

    10/29/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 7 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 10/29/11 | Merrill Matthewa
    While Republican presidential candidates are looking forward by proposing variations of a flat income tax, President Obama’s tax-the-rich campaign strategy is looking backward—to Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 reelection campaign. FDR won his reelection, but the American people lost: Roosevelt’s new taxes on business and the “economic royalists” gave us the “Roosevelt recession” of 1937-38. By August of 1935, Roosevelt had achieved some of his signature pieces of legislation: a new entitlement program known as Social Security, banking reform, pro-union reform, infrastructure expansion and massive transfers of wealth to the poor and middle classes. Sound familiar? FDR also ran up federal spending...
  • Bored Housewives of Pennsylvania Avenue

    10/16/2011 4:01:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Ameriican Thinker ^ | 10-16-11 | Clarice Feldman
    In his book God Knows, Joseph Heller perfectly described the manipulative, power hungry bored first lady. Bathsheba, in his telling, is a constant meddler, jockeying for power and, desperate to have her son, Solomon, made David's successor to the throne. She spends her free time in creative activities like inventing pantaloons because she is way too narcissistic to play second fiddle even to the king. We should be so lucky. The last two Democrat First Ladies cost us a bundle in their effort to be co-Presidents. Hillary ("two for the price of one"), with hair styles changing weekly, mucked about...
  • Vanity - Have the 99%ers been reading Mark Twain?

    10/14/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT · by DManA · 3 replies
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | October 14, 2011 | Self
    Just learned an interesting (I think) factoid. Roosevelt got the phrase New Deal from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". Been reading Twain recently. Maybe the 99%ers have too? "I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hundred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends. It seemed to me that what the nine hundred and ninety-four dupes needed was a new deal."
  • Historian talks at secret Obama election retreat (model Roosevelt and Reagan)

    09/01/2011 10:28:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2011 | Caren Bohan
    * Historian cites positive examples of Roosevelt, Reagan * Persistent unemployment threatens Obama's re-election (Reuters) - Aides to President Barack Obama held a secret strategy retreat where they listened to a history lesson from a presidential scholar about past presidents who could serve as models for Obama's re-election effort, Time magazine reported. Historian Michael Beschloss reportedly gave the team hope with his June presentation about Democrat Franklin Roosevelt and Republican Ronald Reagan, who both won re-election in tough economic times. According to Time, Beschloss said the strategies the two presidents used were similar: they both made the case that the...
  • The hope and change hangover

    08/29/2011 9:49:53 AM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-28-11 | Hugh Hewitt
    National excess, like individual overindulgence, leads to uncomfortable aftereffects and even deeply painful ones. The "hope and change hangover" the country is experiencing is 100 percent the consequence of the policies adopted in 2007 and 2008 by President Obama in concert with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Even the recession bequeathed to this trio of massive spenders combined with the dire consequences of the Panic of 2008 did not oblige the country to struggle through the dreariest recovery in modern times. This is an Obama-made becalming of the economic waters, an inevitability when Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms, an...
  • FDR's Policies Prolonged The Great Depression By 7 Years

    08/22/2011 8:44:06 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 21 replies
    UCLA Newsroom ^ | August 10, 2004 | Meg Sullivan
    Government Bailouts, Pump Priming, Interference, Whatever you want to call it, it Doesn't Work, & the numbers have already been crunched, & documented. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx By Meg Sullivan August 10, 2004 Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After scrutinizing Roosevelt's record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years. "Why...
  • America needs more bullying dreamers

    07/09/2011 10:04:19 PM PDT · by Hootowl99 · 11 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 6/21/2011 | Noemie Emery
    ...On behalf of what she calls the Republican Party, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan bids adieu to the past decade and to the Bush Doctrine, to what she calls "un-Republican" conduct, aka "bullying dreaminess." But who defines what is "Republican conduct?" Calvin Coolidge? Dwight Eisenhower? Robert Taft? Or Theodore Roosevelt, the "bullying dreamer" himself?... ...Rubio's maiden speech talked of a world that needs an "American century" and an America that needs to defend humane aspiration. Sounds like a proper idea of "Republican conduct." Sounds like a bullying dreamer to me... Read more at the Washington...
  • Roosevelt Redux: How Obama is Creating a Great Depression of His Own

    06/14/2011 5:20:26 AM PDT · by radioone · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-14-11 | Robert R. Barker
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) is to liberals as Ronald Reagan is to conservatives, a greatly revered hero of their cause. Barack Obama is following in FDR's shoes. Roosevelt was more destructive to the economy in his own time than Obama has been in his... thus far. Roosevelt responded to the recession he inherited with a combination of massive spending on new government programs and sweeping controls over private industry, (sound familiar?). His thinking was that government spending would get people back to work, and controls over private industry would end deflation. Rules and regulations over private industry were put in...
  • 112 - Letter on the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees (No Gov't Collective Bargaining)

    02/26/2011 3:54:25 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | August 16, 1937 | Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    112 - Letter on the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees Against Strikes in Federal Service August 16, 1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1937 Font Size: Report Typo Share The American Presidency Project Promote Your Page Too My dear Mr. Steward: As I am unable to accept your kind invitation to be present on the occasion of the Twentieth Jubilee Convention of the National Federation of Federal Employees, I am taking this method of sending greetings and a message. Reading your letter of July 14, 1937, I was especially interested in the timeliness of your remark that the manner in which...
  • 'Raw Deal': Historian makes waves with scathing look at Franklin D. Roosevelt

    02/13/2011 8:06:53 AM PST · by wizkid · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Dunwoody, Ga. — For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on.