Roy Blunt Blames FDR for Starting the Great Depression

In politics, stupidity, U.S History, War on the rational/ logic on February 24, 2009 by Editor Z

It is weird how after 70 years the history of the New Deal is being re-written by conservatives who know only how to do two things: cut taxes and conduct ill constructed occupations of countries.

Anyway House Minority Whip and Senate candidate in Missouri Roy Blunt became the latest to say that it was Franklin Roosevelt who brought about the Great Depression. Good God, how the Hell are people like this elected who if forced to take a Middle or High School Exam would end up flunking?

All of the Republicans agreed that the plan is a spending boondoggle that won’t turn the economy around. U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt made the most pointed criticism of it in his speech Friday night: “I guess you can’t be Franklin Roosevelt if you don’t create a depression,” he said of President Barack Obama.

H/T: Daily Kos

The Great Depression began for the record in the late 1920s under Republican Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t elected until 1932 and wasn’t sworn into office until March of 1933. But hey why let the facts obstruct a good line of red meat for your political base.



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