Historical Irony On Stilts Talk Softly And Carry A Big Stick Edition

“I accuse the present Administration of being the greatest spending Administration in peace times in all our history. It is an Administration that has piled bureau on bureau, commission on commission, and has failed to anticipate the dire needs and the reduced earning power of the people.”

Excerpt of speech delivered in Sioux City September 1932

“I regard reduction in Federal spending as one of the most important issues of this campaign. In my opinion, it is the most direct and effecti…

  1. Pseudodionysius
    kylez: FDR also previously argued for judicial restraint. · 8 hours ago

    He was telling a noble lie.

  2. Clandesteyn

    I want to take comfort in that, but $20+ trillion in debt is insurmountable.  If we recover from it, it’s after hyperinflation and then 20 or so years of robust economic growth.  By them there will be a new superpower.  And it won’t be a nice one.

  3. Pseudodionysius
    Clandesteyn: I want to take comfort in that, but $20+ trillion in debt is insurmountable.  If we recover from it, it’s after hyperinflation and then 20 or so years of robust economic growth.  By them there will be a new superpower.  And it won’t be a nice one. · 0 minutes ago

    Hyperinflation and military tensions with hostile powers. What could possibly go wrong?

  4. Vice-Potentate

    Obama told the same lies in 2008, but hasn’t retained the level of support for his programs that FDR did after the new deal. Good news?

  5. George Savage
    C

    Brilliant:  Hoover is to FDR as GWB is to Obama.

  6. kylez
    George Savage: Brilliant:  Hoover is to FDR as GWB is to Obama. · 29 minutes ago

    I’ve thought this exact thing, only it is not in the way the liberals think it is.

  7. kylez

    FDR also previously argued for judicial restraint.

  8. Mike LaRoche

    The Republican Party, at least at the national level, has become a joke and a farce.

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