I am watching this new Roosevelt documentary on PBS and I am blown away by how great the Roosevelts were, especially Eleanor.
In the 1930s, a time before civil rights or any sort of real social awareness, she was working for civil rights, women’s rights, economic equality, international aid, and even perhaps a hint at acceptance of homosexuality.
I am also blown away at how Obama’s presidency mimics FDR’s presidency, right down to the kind of insults they hurled at him. Apparently the bankers refused to call FDR “president” and referred to him as the man in the white house.
It’s also interesting that they used the Supreme Court to obstruct FDR. We have the exact same problems today.
ISIS is to Obama as Hitler’s Germany is to FDR.
Oh yea, but they were terrible parents.