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No Matter How Hard He Tries, Obama Will Never Be as Bad as FDR

Greg1084 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 9:57 AM
To a certain extent Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. were correct in their caricatures of conservatism at the time they made them. The movement was without form and substance, and we had no canon of foundational knowledge other than the Declaration, the Constitution, The Federalist, and scattered books of philosophy, economics, and history. Lippmann was also correct in that Liberalism/Progressivism reigned unopposed. The bad guys had the organization, the institutions, and the infrastructure of government to back them. And they still do. The difference now is that we have fifty years of intellectual organization, however loosely allied, producing books and studies that show the dangers and failures, historically, of the
Ross83 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 11:40 AM
there was also a kind of paranoid fringe that, thankfully has become a real fringetoday. Most of the political paranoia comes from the nut left and can be heard on shows like rachel Maddows' and chris Hedges every night and nuts like Noam Chompsky. Unlike the early paranoids these people speak calmly and can really lull people in until you begin to think about what they are saying.
John4694 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:41 AM
This is why I hate the limited comments of Town Hall. You should have followed up your initial comment with and continuation in another comment Greg. I liked your abbreviated comment though.
Greg1084 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:05 AM
Blue Model/Big Box/throw-everybody-in-kill-off-the-high-performers-cuz-we-gotta-be-the-same program, and the philosophical truths as to why this is inevitable on the basis of economics and human nature, and why, because it runs against human nature, it is inhuman. We are ascendant now because it is obvious to everyone that the progressive model is unsustainable and we know why, and because we might be able to fix it without killing people, which is the only way the left goes about fixing things. And after the Twentieth Century everyone knows that, too.
Greg1084 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:07 AM
By the way: A big thank you to TH for cleaning house yesterday. While it is nice to be able to respond to trolls, I think I do a better job of commenting when I am not confined to that role. Thank you again.

I’ve explained on many occasions that Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was bad news for the economy. And the same can be said of Herbert Hoover’s policies, since he also expanded the burden of federal spending, raised tax rates, and increased government intervention.

So when I was specifically asked to take part in a symposium on Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt, and the New Deal, I quickly said yes.

I was asked to respond to this...

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