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May 09, 2019


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This nomination is yet another example of the way that Democrats have traditionally, and to this day, lived according to their exemplary "ethics" and superior moral sensibilities. For a Democrat, if you are "right" on certain issues, then all is forgiven.

Of course, it seems FDR pandered to the solidly racist elements of his party. See, e.g., internment, refusal to meet with Jesse Owens, the above-mentioned efforts to block anti-lynching legislation proposed and sponsored by Republicans, the deplorable lack of action with regard to the Jews in Europe, the nomination of Hugo Black (as well as the above-mentioned Byrnes), etc, etc etc.

Those who would deify FDR should remember what the rider in the chariot whispered into the ear of Roman Caesars during their triumphs.

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