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2010 November 19 — Why Now?
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How Ignorant Is He?

I was already aware that as a professor of Constitutional law, President Obama has some rather unusual views of the meaning of the Bill of Rights, but he is apparently just as ignorant about the history of the United States.

Anglachel pointed this out in her post today, but the error was so egregious I looked for the transcript to verify what was said.

The statement was made in the White House meeting with five bloggers that I mentioned, so I knew that Duncan had what I was seeking.

This is a quote from the transcript of the October 27, 2010 meeting with “liberal” bloggers, in which President Obama said:

This notion that somehow I could have gone and made the case around the country for a far bigger stimulus because of the magnitude of the crisis, well, we understood the magnitude of the crisis. We didn’t actually, I think, do what Franklin Delano Roosevelt did, which was basically wait for six months until the thing had gotten so bad that it became an easier sell politically because we thought that was irresponsible. We had to act quickly.

I’m quoting the entire paragraph to provide the available context for the remark.

In the Wikipedia article, New Deal, subsection – The First Hundred Days they note” “Ever since, presidents have been judged against FDR for what they accomplished in their first 100 days.”

The basic programs of the New Deal were law within 100 days of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It required calling Congress into session to make this happen, but he set the standard for every President since.

President Obama was parroting conservative revisionist history which is filled with lies about Presidency of FDR. As he apparently believes this garbage, I see no reason for Democrats to vote against impeachment when the Republicans push their trumped up charges. It’s not as if a member of their party was being attacked.

November 19, 2010   16 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

She’s Back

Friday Cat Blogging

That doesn’t look like food.

[Editor: Lucrezia has been hanging out at a neighbors, but they have moved, so she’s back eating with the “family”. Actually she isn’t nearly as hostile and skittish as she was as a kitten, and the look is more puzzled than concerned because it was near “dinner time”.

Friday Ark

November 19, 2010   8 Comments