FDR’s warning about Republicans of then and now

This is from a speech of 76 years ago.

Pass it along to your friends, be they Democrats or Republicans.







  1. Was FDR the inventor of the liberal scare tactic?

    I kind of expected him to say that Republicans really just wanted to wheel his chair off a cliff.

  2. Here’s another FDR warning. Why won’t liberals listen?


    It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”

    That wasn’t Newt Gingrich, or Ron Paul, or Ronald Reagan talking. That was George Meany — the former president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O — in 1955. Government unions are unremarkable today, but the labor movement once thought the idea absurd.

    Public sector unions insist on laws that serve their interests — at the expense of the common good. The founders of the labor movement viewed unions as a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, don’t generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. When government unions strike, they strike against taxpayers. F.D.R. considered this “unthinkable and intolerable.”

  3. doc: Congratulations on wheelchair remark. Very tasteful and sensitive.

  4. That’s exactly what I think every time I see or hear a liberal using it.

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