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Gingrich Renews the Right’s Declaration of War on Age of Roosevelt


Gingrich Renews the Right’s Declaration of War on Age of Roosevelt

Harvey Kaye

Seventy-five years ago this past January, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went before Congress and the American people to declare that a generation’s “rendezvous with destiny” had come, that the Nazis, Fascists, and Imperialists would strike without warning and Americans had to not only ready themselves for that possibility, but also turn the nation into the Arsenal of Democracy.


Man that Newt is suckin' hard on his knees, no? Drumpf needs the hero worship to offset the depression that drives his need via narcissistic personality disorder. That is the source of his thin skin.



Newt Grinch Prick


We need to start arming ourselves for self defense against some very real threats.



As Gingrich told the Heritage folks: If Trump can “dance” effectively through two terms; if Republicans can band together as a “movement” against the elitist, politically correct left;

Donny Tiny-Hands does Mr. Bojangles

He may turn out to be just the right front man for Newt and the Publicans. He can distract the people with grand illusions and the Republican Congress can quietly dismantle the safety net and the middle class.

Aside from shattering the New Deal (not to mention the Bill of Rights and the American Revolution), what will these selfish people accomplish? My guess is, destructive conflict at home and abroad.



Speaking of FDR. How many of his 2nd Bill of Rights do we now have, these many decades later?:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation; No
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; No
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; No
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad; No
The right of every family to a decent home; No
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health; No
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment; No
The right to a good education. No

TPTB is thus satisfied, to feed the starving 1%.


" his Electoral College victory may be due to Russian interference in our electoral process'

What? Vlad Putin now a member of the USA's Electoral College?. Good grief; he will take over New Zealand next!


This article makes a lot of sense. It may be true that the legacy of the New Deal is largely at stake, but FDR's legacy is more complicated than this article lets on:
FDR deported thousands of illegal immigrants to protect American jobs right after he took over as president (shades of Trump's deportation threats). FDR famously imprisoned over 100,000 people of Japanese descent and confiscated their wealth (shades of Trump's Muslim ban threat, but worse). FDR famously attempted to pack the court with sycophant judges when his policies were deemed illegal (shades of fear of a possible authoritarian Trump).


Fortunately more than 10% of US voters voted for socialist or communist candidates during the Roosevelt era, prompting Roosevelt and Congress to create the New Deal that would throw just enough crumbs to the 99% to keep the US from going commie.

With only 2 to 5% of US voters voting for 6 third party (including 2 socialist candidates) in recent elections, both the corporate Democrats and corporate GOP have no incentive to do anything for the 99% and every incentive to destroy what little remains of the New Deal.


Lest we forget, Gingrich paid a $300,000 penalty for lying to congress & violating federal tax law.


I can not believe what I just read. Are you; in fact, comparing the Two as being somehow equal in their actions? If not, I'll apologize now for what follows.

It was a different time, a different era. That aside, there is no comparison of the Two, not even within a shade.
FDR deported 'Illegal immigrants' because he knew they would work for a fraction of the wages of the American worker which didn't benefit his endeavor of the American Dream, as we knew it. Allowing illegal immigration today has the same effect but to the benefit of those who 'employ' them. Something I see Trump taking the slow train on.
FDR Segregating the Japanese to camps was Two fold. One, that we were at war with Japan and didn't know who the enemy was. Two, It kept the arse holes in our country from harassing, injuring, killing those citizens by taking the law in their own hands. Trump has condoned such actions against all those; who are in any way seen, as 'different'.
FDR's supposed packing of the court in favor of his policies is no different than any other Presidential nomination by either party.

The major difference between FDR and Trump; or any republican, is that FDR was for the people, which is what this government is supposed to stand for. Trump; on the other hand, has shown his only concern is for those in the top One percent. He will not lift us up. He will serve; as those before him, those that control him. He will regress this countries people at a much faster pace than Reagan, the Bushes and Bill Clinton; or for that matter Hillary, could never imagine.

There are no true similarities between them. To even infer the possibility indicates a need to retake American History.


The Heritage Foundation. One of many Koch Brother institutions created to bring us to where we are today. Created to induce, promote, convince, abet and brain wash our students, attorneys, politicians and law makers of their version of Libertarianism. Two men; now worth some 30 Billion each, have invested heavily in education and elections for more than 35 years to .................What?...............Destroy the working class and humanity itself ? Turn this Country into their own dynasty?

They don't believe in taxes. They don't believe in government control of business, even if it's to willingly endanger others health and lives. They believe; if you can't pay for it you don't deserve it. Well said for Two men born to wealth and inexperienced in the every day lives of real humans; or should I have said peasants? As they look down their noses at those less fortunate. Yes, they contribute to opera houses, libraries and educational courses of their own design. What do they contribute to the country itself, the country that allowed them such great wealth?

30 Billion each and yet they and their wealthy compatriots would rip a living wage from the people, create joblessness, poverty, ill health and even death by taking away anything they see as an 'entitlement'. It bears no reason other than to fatten their own wallets with more tax cuts and their own version of freedom. That is to mean 'corporate freedom'. There is no true justice in this country.


I actually teach American history and I'm sorry but I don't find your arguments compelling. Especially in regards to the so-called court packing scheme. FDR wanted to increase the number of justices from 9 to 15 in order to change the balance of the court. How is that "no different than any other Presidential nomination"?
Perhaps neither you nor I are wrong. I think we simply have different lenses that we view FDR's actions through. I am a little surprised, however, by your strong defense of the Japanese Internment.


Bet the Newt wants to get a 'precedential' pardon and maybe get his money back too.


Very well said, Antidote41. I appreciate your contributions.