Sorry Thom but come on now! Obama is no FDR...and it's an insult to HISTORY and FDR to claim "one day Obama will wake up and magically become FDR"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You always give the example of FDR saying " I want to - but you have to make me"
THAT is revisionist history to make it sound like FDR was just another guy that history FORCED to do the right thing. And that Obama is the same way.....THAT is inaccurate to say the least - if not disingenious....
Many, if not most, of the FDR New Deal policies were tried on the state level under FDR when he was Governor of New York. AND WORKED! Francis Perkins was in the FDR NY administration BEFORE she came on board as his Labor Sec. She also pushed for - in that day - radical changes to accepted business practices - from reducing the work week hours, to safer working conditions and unemployment insurance....
Francis Perkins fought for those things BEFORE she went to work in government - she was NOT a corporate lawyer turned populist - she was ALWAYS a populist!
Harry Hopkins: after graduation he worked for the "NY Assoc for Improving the Conditions of the Poor" and then moved on to work for the "Bronx Park Employment Program" -possibly the 1st public employment programs EVER in the USA. He then worked for the NY Bureau of Child Welfare and then the Red Cross during WW1 among MANY MANY other progressive social empowerment programs.
During the early days of the Great Depression Harry Hopkins went to work for the NY Governor FDR 's admin in the TERA(Temp Emergency Relief Program) office. Soon after FDR won the presidency he brought Hopkins over in that same capacity in the Presidential Admin.
Hopkins hired 3 million workers in less than 6 weeks with an overhead of 3%!!!!!!
Now Obama hires that work out to private companies that charge it out at 175.00 per hour and then sub it out and sub it out until the ACTUAL WORKER gets 9.00 per hour. That's a 95% overhead!
Obama is more like Bush Jr than FDR - those are the facts. YOU need to admit that - you're NOT helping push Obama to the left by giving him a free pass.
FDR had a HISTORY for relief work that Obama has never even admitted to wanting much less trying to achieve. Or EVER working or voting to create. Instead Obama has given the banksters more than enough to pay off EVERY RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE IN AMERICA!
To say Obama will become FDR if we push him enough is GARBAGE and revisionist history - FDR HAD ALREADY conducted many of the programs used by the federal government during the depression - FDR HAD A PROVEN TRACK RECORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No such thing exists in the case of Obama.
I'd suggest reading "Harry Hopkins" by Henry Hitch Adams BEFORE skewing history into a revisionist inaccuracy regarding Obama. And while you're at it - admit it
OBAMA IS NO LIBERAL OR PROGRESSIVE, OR FRIEND OF WE THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!! - he's doing the very bare minimum to keep the uninformed thinking he's a liberal - but it's ALL WORDS AND NO ACTION!
He is a CORPORATIST plain and simply - that Tiger will NOT change his spots. And THom - you have said I'm giving him until July, then it was SEpt , then it was Jan and now it's " well he's the lesser of 2 evils"....
WHEN are YOU going to help push Obama to do the right thing?