Sunday, April 12, 2015

FDR

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  I'd like to take the opportunity to remind people what a real Democratic President sounded like.  If you have never heard this short clip, please take a couple of minutes to listen to it, and try to remember the last time you heard a living Democratic leader talk this way:



I've been to Warm Springs, Georgia, to the "Little White House" where Roosevelt was so content to be.  Here's a picture of it:

Roosevelt was born to wealth and influence, yet he didn't need car elevators and all the rest of it to be happy.  This humble little structure was all he wanted, and I think it says it all.  We can't seem to be able to have Democrats like this any more.  Too bad, huh?

2 comments:

Infidel753 said...

It is thought-provoking that a leader was once able to say those things and win. Unfortunately money buys not only influence but the ability to persuade, and a lot of the population is now persuaded that talk like that is practically crazy.

The nearest we have to such a leader today is Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But I doubt Warren could win a national election and I'm quite sure Sanders couldn't, even though it would be in the plain self-interest of most people.

joseph said...

When Clinton was elected based on "The third way" I understood why he did that, I didn't agree, but understood. We don't need a third way now, we need a leader who will tell the truth and, you know, lead.