UNC_Samurai: They have to purify their ideology, which means purifying their history. Discrediting the New Deal and the Great Society means they can construct the narrative that social reform impedes our society.
grumpfuff: MFAWG: grumpfuff: MFAWG: farking Coolidge is a conservative hero now?This. When I saw the headline I was sitting here confused, thinking it HAD to be a type.Who the fark ever mentions Coolidge, except maybe to point out his legendary silence.It makes sense in a way: They worship a Reagan that never existed and anybody over 40 KNOWS never existed, Nixon is problematic at best, Eisenhower was a socialist.So they're stuck with Coolidge.When you put it that way, it actually makes sense, and is a bit sad.Cataholic: Woman at party: "I bet my friend I could make you say more than two words."Coolidge: "You lose."Normally your posts are aggrivating. But in this instance, you have quoted what I feel is one of the funniest quotes in politics ever, so for that, I commend you(though I think the original quote is three words, but I could be wrong).
fusillade762: "He would go over to the House (of Representatives) to listen to their concerns, and they would work out a compromise."Pretty hard to compromise with someone who refuses to offer you anything.
sadbad: Correction "How do they know?"Which is even slightly funnier.
Sergeant Grumbles: spongeboob: Coolidge has been brought up before, usually by the type of people who like to say that FDR made the depression worse.Everyone knows American business was booming until the anticipation of electing that socialist Roosevelt crashed not only the U.S. economy, but the world economy. He made the Depression worse after he stole the 1936 election from Alf Landon. The Literary Digest, whom had correctly predicted the last 5 presidential elections, had Landon winning with 370 electoral votes. He received 8. Unskew THAT, dimmocraps.
hardinparamedic: If FDR was president today, we'd not only have universal healthcare, but the WPA version 2.0 would be breathing life into our economy and modernizing our infrastructure
Cagey B: I think I know exactly what Rutherford B. Hayes would say about all this if he were alive today."Help! Help! Get me out of this coffin!"
Zafler: In this thread: people who are doomed to repeat history pretending that the New Deal didn't work.
Zafler: You do realize your chart supports my statement that the new deal worked right? Since it started in 1933 and the effects were slowed in '37?Apparently, those who don't know history are doomed to post graphs that support the other persons point.
Gulper Eel: Zafler: You do realize your chart supports my statement that the new deal worked right? Since it started in 1933 and the effects were slowed in '37?Apparently, those who don't know history are doomed to post graphs that support the other persons point.If you call ~14% unemployment a success...sure. Under your way of seeing it a football team whose record goes from 0-16 to 3-13 can break out the Dom Perignon too.
Gulper Eel: Zafler: In this thread: people who are doomed to repeat history pretending that the New Deal didn't work.[blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu image 504x253]
captainktainer: What the shiat is this.
spongeboob: Cool graphic I was listening to the Bob Edwards Show this am, 10/11/13, and they were talking about how because of concern about the deficiet FDR lowered the stimulus in 1937 leading to rising unemployment in 38, now if only your graphic had some additional information like the level of government spending it might actually be informative. Because right now it just shows unemployment rates with no context of what was going on, almost like it was made with some kind of agenda
Zafler: captainktainer: What the shiat is this.Someone that can't read the graph they themselves posted and see the 25% (and increasing) from before the New Deal started.
spongeboob: Gulper Eel: hardinparamedic: If FDR was president today, we'd not only have universal healthcare, but the WPA version 2.0 would be breathing life into our economy and modernizing our infrastructure.For his first two terms or so, FDR wasn't fit to push the wheelbarrow that carried Winston Churchill's balls around.The economy remained firmly in the shiatter under FDR until at long last it became apparent to him that Hitler wasn't farking around and so maybe pandering to the cheap seats by pissing all over any business that still had two quarters to rub together wasn't the best move if we didn't want the Nazis laying siege to Ebbets Field three years hence. Good for him for realizing in time that isolationism was a biatch's stance and it was time to be a nasty-ass Dresden-bombing Patton-unleashing atom-bomb-building hard ass ruthless motherfarker.And doubly good for Truman for dropping those bombs.So waging war leads to economic recovery, then why did we have the 2008 collapse while fighting two wars?
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