Ah, you knew somehow to quote 3 men whom I greatly admire. I do believe all 3 quotes above are true today. I know also that FDR made life better for most people, with Social Security, Glass-Steagall, Rural Electrification, WPA, CCC, and other acts. I know that JFK and LBJ advanced the cause of Civil Rights and Voting Rights. I know that Jimmy Carter brought Egypt and Israel together in a Peace Treaty that still holds. I believe he would have been better for us than Reagan, given the chance. This is the best of the Democratic Party legacy, and I'm not on board with the Republicans' and, yes, the Libertarians' goal of reversing all that remains of the New Deal and Great Society programs.
I am painfully aware that the Democratic Party of the past 25 years has not lived up to its legacy.
People like Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, John Lewis, and many others give me still hope that the Party can return to its roots.
With all their faults, they are not yet as callous and cruel as this current crop of Republicans, who would never have done the things noted above.