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The Terrifying Line in Obama’s Speech That Everyone Missed

- by - February 18, 2013 - 14:12 America/New_York - 6 Comments

But while everyone was picking apart these and other flaws in Obama’s speech, they overlooked the most frightening line of all. That was when Obama promised that he’d pursue “the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 18th, 2013

    If you want the truth about FDR, just read Burton Folsom’s book New Deal or Raw Deal?

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  2. Diann

    February 18th, 2013

    @Stranded:
    That is an AWESOME book! I loaned it to someone and was heartbroken when I never got it back. It is hands down the very best book about the New Deal ever written!

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  3. msq

    February 18th, 2013

    oh crap, here we go.

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    February 18th, 2013

    @Stranded – very interesting book. I recommend reading the first review: http://www.amazon.com/New-Deal-Raw-Economic-Damaged/dp/1416592377

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  5. Jethro

    February 18th, 2013

    Hitler liked experimentation too. Just ask the few remaining survivors of Auschwitz and Dachau.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 18th, 2013

    “….But the very arbitrariness of FDR’s actions, she found, made it impossible for businesses to make plans. And so, as FDR’s bold experiments increased, business activity decreased and markets froze….”

    Sound familiar? Deja vu? Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it? And on and on and on.

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