Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR And The Finger Pointers Of 1936

(FDR - answering the well-upholstered whiners) Note: A repost from 2009 but . . .timely as ever! During the last few days of the 1936 Presidential campaign, FDR spoke at a rally in Worcester Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, answering

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(FDR - answering the well-upholstered whiners)
Note: A repost from 2009 but . . .timely as ever!

During the last few days of the 1936 Presidential campaign, FDR spoke at a rally in Worcester Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, answering Republican charges he mishandled the recovery that pulled the country out of depression. It was a familiar complaint:

FDR:

“Three and a half years ago we declared war on the Depression. And you and I know today that war is being won. But now comes that familiar figure, the well-upholstered hindsight critic. He tells us that out strategy was wrong, that the cost was too great, that something else won the war. That is an argument as old as the remorse of those who had their chance and muffed it.”

You'd think, 73 years later there would be a different story. But no.

I guess the upholstery just doesn't change.

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