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View Poll Results: Do you think FDR was a good President?
Yes 84 59.57%
No 49 34.75%
Not sure 8 5.67%
Voters: 141. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-30-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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well, from 1933-1945 He was the right man for the job.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Cali
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FDR did some good things. He also did some very bad things for personal liberty.
Executive order 6102 for example. If you owned gold and stored it in a safe deposit box you got robbed by the fed. 6102 alone makes me question how good a President he really was.
Under his watch Pearl Harbor happened. GWB to this day is tar and feathered over 911. He didn't loose an entire fleet.
Many claim that FDR had enough intel to have acted, but chose to allow the attack. I don't necessarily buy into that. I believe he underestimated the threat.
The man did great things to help keep Americans working and Fed. Today the left would scream bloody murder if a President even thought about putting people to work on government jobs for Minimum wage and no benefits. LOL
He had multiple affairs that would make Bill Clinton look like a saint.
Was he a good President? Good for some things, remarkable for some things and for some like 6102 he was a damned thief.
You forgot to mention the EOs he issued to intern Japanese Americans and broad powers given to J. Edgar Hoover to run amok with the FBI!😡
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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You forgot to mention the EOs he issued to intern Japanese Americans and broad powers given to J. Edgar Hoover to run amok with the FBI!😡
The folks in California were ready to start a pogrom.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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He was a good president. FDR was saddled with problems never before encountered by any one president: The Depression, Dust bowl, modernization and rural electrification, mobilization for war, alliances with the likes of Stalin and Churchill, and fighting a war in both Europe and the Pacific. There is no one who could have done a better job and he managed to do this while incapacitated by polio. He was also willful, a momma's boy, secretive and unfaithful to his wife.


Certainly in the top three or four presidents.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:01 PM
 
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Originally Posted by boneyard1962 View Post
FDR did some good things. He also did some very bad things for personal liberty.
Executive order 6102 for example. If you owned gold and stored it in a safe deposit box you got robbed by the fed. 6102 alone makes me question how good a President he really was.
Under his watch Pearl Harbor happened. GWB to this day is tar and feathered over 911. He didn't loose an entire fleet.
Many claim that FDR had enough intel to have acted, but chose to allow the attack. I don't necessarily buy into that. I believe he underestimated the threat.
The man did great things to help keep Americans working and Fed. Today the left would scream bloody murder if a President even thought about putting people to work on government jobs for Minimum wage and no benefits. LOL
He had multiple affairs that would make Bill Clinton look like a saint.
Was he a good President? Good for some things, remarkable for some things and for some like 6102 he was a damned thief.
I provided a couple links in post #164, page 17 of this thread that lead to information about Executive Order 6102, and the fact that the claim of safe deposit boxes being raided for hidden gold was a hoax. Both links have good information about the situation at the time, why and how it was done, and it certainly wasn't by robbing citizens' safe deposit boxes. Keep in mind people were paid for their gold, it wasn't stolen.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I provided a couple links in post #164, page 17 of this thread that lead to information about Executive Order 6102, and the fact that the claim of safe deposit boxes being raided for hidden gold was a hoax. Both links have good information about the situation at the time, why and how it was done, and it certainly wasn't by robbing citizens' safe deposit boxes. Keep in mind people were paid for their gold, it wasn't stolen.
Sorry, no inconvenient facts, it spoils their story.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I provided a couple links in post #164, page 17 of this thread that lead to information about Executive Order 6102, and the fact that the claim of safe deposit boxes being raided for hidden gold was a hoax. Both links have good information about the situation at the time, why and how it was done, and it certainly wasn't by robbing citizens' safe deposit boxes. Keep in mind people were paid for their gold, it wasn't stolen.
Guess who set the price of gold. How he did it was laughable.
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:42 PM
 
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besides prolonging the depression, the various welfare schemes he forced upon the people, lying us into WWII, FDR allied us with Stalin who had already killed far more than hitler ever would.
The guy was a real peach.
Oh and he was so vain he didn't want anyone to know he was wheelchair bound and deceived the very saps who voted for him. God bless America and all that.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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besides prolonging the depression, the various welfare schemes he forced upon the people, lying us into WWII, FDR allied us with Stalin who had already killed far more than hitler ever would.
Still asking for which country was NOT suffering from the Great Depression when WW Next started. And yes, we allied with Stalin, along with sixty other countries who thought the Nazis were the greatest menace at that time. You have suggestions on how we could have won WWII without the Soviets? They did the heavy hauling in that war.
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The guy was a real peach.
Oh and he was so vain he didn't want anyone to know he was wheelchair bound and deceived the very saps who voted for him. God bless America and all that.
Roosevelt wore braces long before he became President, and it was not secret. However, EVERYBODY knew somebody with polio back then, and seeing someone make something of themselves while suffering from that disease was inspiring. And I have photos of FDR in a wheel chair, taken at the White House and published immediately. We can stop telling lies about that now.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:27 AM
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Which countries were fully recovered from the Great Depression on Sept. 1, 1939, please.

And thanks for the user name, it reinforces the impression that the right had nothing but attack as a argument.
The Depression smart @ $ $ didn't officially end till 1947 when FDR was dead!
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