Obama is NO Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- and NEVER WILL BE
Obama's now been president for 14 days, so what has he done so far?
He has denied any ownership of the controversial "stimulus" package currently being debated in the senate (and has done little or nothing to design or pass the legislation).
Obama has appointed to his administration at least a dozen or more lobbyists (after pledging he wouldn't).
Obama has appointed at least two tax cheats (that we know of) to his Cabinet (Daschle and Geithner).
Obama has -- after telling us it is irresponsible to keep our thermostats at 72 deg.. -- cranked up the Oval Office thermostat to at least 72 deg. (David Axelrod, whose office is next to the Oval Office, says you could grow orchids in the Oval Office ... it's so hot in there.)
Obama has -- after instructing us to "sacrifice" -- served $100 a pound Japanese beef at a White House party. (Yes, we taxpayers paid for that beef.)
Obama has held private meetings with Congressional Republicans, from which Democrats were excluded. (What was that Obama said about "transparency?)
Obama has jettisoned Democratic goals from the "stimulus" package to win House Republican votes, which he did NOT get -- NOT a single House Republican vote.
Obama has held PRIVATE meetings with corporate CEOs in order to curry favor with them and determine what other Democratic goals they would like him to surrender. (See CEOs' names and corporations at: http://tinyurl.com/ahx72w )
By contrast . . .
By the time President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been in office NINE DAYS, he had stabilized and SAVED the American banking system.
When F.D.R. took office in 1933, one third of the nation was unemployed. Agriculture was destitute, factories were idle, businesses were closing their doors, and the banking system teetered on the brink of collapse. Violence lay just beneath the surface.
All banks in 32 states had been closed sine die. Six other states had closed almost all their banks. In the other 10 states and D.C., withdrawals were limited to 5 per cent of deposits, and in Texas to $10 a day. The New York Stock Exchange and Chicago commodity exchanges had also been closed indefinitely. The financial system had effectively collapsed, and was threatening to take the life savings of millions of people and what was left of the world’s financial system with it.
A majority of the nation's banks had closed in the months before FDR was first inaugurated, so early the first morning after his inauguration, FDR swung into action. He closed the remaining banks, got emergency legislation passed to determine the integrity of the various banks, and re-opened most banks within nine days of becoming president. For the first time, bank deposits were insured and guaranteed by the federal government ... the American people rushed to put their money back into the banks ... the value of stocks rose ... and America's banking system was saved -- all in less than nine days.
FDR was sworn in on March 4, 1933
Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed a Bank Holiday beginning March 6, 1933 that shut down the banking system. When banks reopened on March 13, 1933, depositors stood in line to return their hoarded cash. ... [FDR had promised in his] first Fireside Chat on March 12, 1933, that the reopened banks would be safe. The public responded by returning more than half of their hoarded cash to the banks within two weeks and by bidding up stock prices on March 15, 1933, the first trading day after the Bank Holiday ended, by the largest ever one-day percentage price increase.
FDR saved America from bankruptcy, from destitution, from collapse, and from becoming a fascist nation -- and then led us to victory in World War II.
Barack Obama is NO Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- and NEVER WILL BE.
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UPDATE: Daschle has withdrawn his name.