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Crossposted at daily kos
“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.”
~ President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
After almost 80 years, the GOP has hardly changed.
The richest man in the world. The new king of the hill. I know you won’t find this financial titan in the lists of Forbes magazines lists of the world’s billionaires. He hasn’t started a mega computer software company like Bill Gates, nor has he made shrewd investments like Warren Buffet or even inherited his money like the Walton family of Walmart fame. No, the billions amassed over the years by these business magnates are chump change compared to our current champ.
If you’d rather not sit through the whole video you can fast forward to the FDR pwnage of the modern day GOP at the bottom of this diary, or you can follow the detailed FAILure below the fold. Honestly, we need FDR’s voice now more than ever.
So much batshit, one barely knows where to begin . .
You are to fear the Obamanopoly, or whatever the GOP is trying to brand the clean up of the GOP/Bush clusterfuck this week as. The actual monopolies of TBTF banks, regional monopolies of the health care crisis and the uber-monopolies of the MIC shouldn’t concern you a bit, not when socialism and Europeanization of America is afoot.
So, inheriting billions of dollars is more honorable than being elected President and inheriting the clusterfucked economy left behind by War Criminals like George W. Bush and that dick Cheney?
Oh, pity the poor inheritance wealth and the pithy billionaires who had to
rob earn their way to the top, while all President Obama had to do was be elected President and clean up the mess of 40 years of Conservative trickle down failure run amok.
Of course, Orrin Hatch doesn’t go five minutes before he puts his foot right in his mouth. Good for him, decades of talking this way are natural for him by now.
. . . the reigning world’s richest man, President Obama, seems reluctant to relinquish his vast holdings. Indeed, I am being to think he enjoys this, well, what I call “Obamanopoly”. Soon he will own all the railroads, all the utilities, Park Place and Boardwalk, and when tax payers pick up the yellow or orange cards from the stacks, they will have to dig deeper into their wallet to fund this high stakes “Obamanopoly”. Okay, I realize that our President does not really personally own all this wealth, and, while I’m speaking tongue in cheek, my remarks do point to the very real serious consequences of a ever expanding United States Government. We are moving toward, and I might add that I care very dear for the President, and I don’t want to personally offend him, but, I think the points made. We are moving toward what I have referred to as the Eurpoeanization of America. On the spectrum between Anarchy and a centralized Government invested with complete power and control, our current Government is so far removed from the limited Government that our founding fathers intended, that they must be rolling over in their graves. There’s method to this unprecedented meddling in the private sector, as the Government acquires more auto manufacturers, banks, insurance companies and other private sector business we all become more dependent on Government. The Obama Administrations answer to everything is to take control companies, increase regulation and spend, spend, spend. Let me add that they are now talking about taxing, taxing and taxing more.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
~ President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
The Obamanopoly meme apparently is not Orrin Hatch’s idea. In a party that needs no new ideas, this shouldn’t be surprising, especially when they can steal them from the 1930’s. This image comes from Dennis Miller’s myspace page. Of course, I’m not suggesting that you tell him where to stick his “race card”, I’m just thinking it Loudly.
So much bullshit, and yet such little effort is required to destroy it all.
First of all, it is the Monopolies and TBTF Private Sector businesses that are wrecking our economy. If reckless greed did not put these industries on the brink of disaster Obama’s Administration would not have to save them from their own demise. Of course, the GOP doesn’t care about that, they hope he fails, or, if they don’t, they have yet to publicly say so. And, of course, none of those bankers or insurers are crying about the huge bonuses they are about to get, courtesy of 300 million Joe and Jane Sixpacks. For that matter, neither are you, Senator Hatch.
Second of all, I am fairly certain that the vast majority of American citizens would gladly welcome the Eurpoeanization of America. Free education, health care, strong unions and a social safety net would be a welcome change as opposed to the free market con job that many of the Monopolies and Multi-National Corporations based in America have subjected Americans to, all in the worship of the almighty dollar.
Third, maybe it’s just me, but plastering the President’s face on a Monopoly board is pretty much a direct insult, especially when it is not true. President Obama does not tamper with the private sector for his own gain, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld did that in the Criminal Administration that YOU ENDORSED, esteemed Senator Orrin Hatch.
Seriously, if Orrin Hatch is the Constitutional expert among Senate Republicans, I’d hate to see which guys are the dunces.
There is not an exception in the Constitution that allows popular President’s to exercise more power than unpopular ones. Ours is the oldest functioning Constitutional republic on the plant, not because of change, hope or adaptation, but because of consistency and respect of the limitations imposed on our institutions.
Really? is there an exception that allows Unpopular President’s to go buck wild and do whatever the hell they want? Cause that’s what the last guys just did!
This is such an EPIC FAIL it is out right laughable. The last War Criminal Administration neither respected the will of the public or the limitations of their respected institutions. This disingenuous argument is evidenced by the War Crimes that break in the news almost daily lately.
They credit the New Deal with ending the Great Depression.
I hope they are wrong.
What New Deal proponents don’t mention when making there case, is that even with Roosevelt’s policies in place, the Depression lasted for a decade and deep into the 1930’s.
I hope they are wrong. I hope they fail. Same difference.
I can’t believe that this windbag gets to blow hot air for twenty minutes straight on the Senate floor and there isn’t a pie hucking clown to stop him. You’d think he would’ve blown his whistle at some point. Of course, nothing stops the Corporatist GOP from calling the kettle black.
Sadly, the President and the Majority leadership in Congress have decided that despite these short cominga the New Deal should be repeated.
Err, actually, I frigging wish that The Obama Administration would follow more closely in the footsteps of FDR and the New Deal. If Obama began public works projects that employed Americans at decent wages to rebuild America, I’d say we’d be a hell of a lot better off than if we sat around and waited for the private sector to do it for us.
No more spending, no more taxing, no more Government expansion. We are not looking for a New New Deal.
Wow! Really? Way to blow the absurdity meter out in one sentence.
As President Ford said . . .
Yeah. He went there. Total FAIL.
I admit that president Obama is a very, very attractive human being.
Whoa, Orrin! TMI, as John McCain would say, and pardon my french, mon ami.
Now for the fun, and the truth.
FDR largely succeeded by taking the fight to the GOP and ridiculing them as the out of touch elitists that they
were are. Of course, I could never dream of posing words as elegantly as President Roosevelt was able to do. Therefore I will differ to the President, and let his words speak for me.
At 7:18 in the video
Q: “What are your thoughts on a Republican victory this fall?”
FDR: “You know Fala (FDR’s Dog) is a scotch, and being a scotty, as soon as he learned that the Republican fiction writers in Congress and out, had concocted the story that I had left him behind on the Aleutian islands, and had sent a destroyer out there to find him, at a cost to the taxpayers of 2 or 3 or 8 or Twenty million dollars, his scotch soul was furious, he has not been the same dog since. I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself, such as that old war – worm eaten chestnut about that I have represented myself as being indispensable, but I think I have a right to resent, to object to the libelous statements about my dog.”
Hey, Bo! You listening? Good dog! History is repeating itself.
Owning the GOP of 2009 since 1936 . . . Priceless.
Now, mark these words for the next three and a half years.
“Let me warn you, and let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion that says ‘Of course we believe these things. We believe in social security. We believe in work for the unemployed. We believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die.
‘We believe in all these things. But we do not like the way that the present administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them, we will do more of them, we will do them better and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything'”
(Rounding applause and laughter)
Announcer: FDRs re-election was the biggest landslide in American history. (Republican Presidential Candidate) Langdon won only Maine and Vermont.
Dorothy Thompson, the economist, said that if Langdon had given one more speech Roosevelt would have carried Canada, too.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
~ President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
Perhaps we should judge our current President by the same criteria as well.