To be sure, democracies are funny things. Today, the joke’s on us.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was and still is admired by the vast majority of Americans, despite his utterly abysmal record on the economy and civil liberties. He truly was the closest thing that America has ever had to a dictator, an opinion that is substantiated by his contempt for the Supreme Court and his threats to “stack” it with Justices who would not overturn his overreaching legislation. There is too much to say on the topic for a quick blog post, but I would recommend a quick read of The People’s Pottage for a relatively brief (and beautifully crafted) expose on the machinations of the early Roosevelt presidency.
As 2010 comes to a close, a new USA Today-Gallup poll puts President Obama, who has a similar governing philosophy and at least as great arrogance as FDR, as the “most admired” man in America.
The “most admired” woman? HRC. (Not kidding.)
Tonight on The Right Hook, host John Brodigan will be joined by the dynamic duo of Lynn Krogh and Giovanni Scaringi, where they’ll be discussing:
–>The 9/11 Zadroga Bill: why it’s being held up, and whether or not this is a New York issue or a national issue?
–>It’s finally official: The GOP has taken back the State Senate. What should be the first order of business?
–>A recap of the NYSYR Winter Meeting and Holiday Party.
–>And a few other surprises.
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Is simple: the added debt. Tax cuts sound great, but if they’re being off-set by additional debt (i.e. not spending cuts), then what’s the point? We’re extending unemployment… again!? People can now list Unemployed as an intermediate career they’ve been on it so long. Just saying.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Fall Celebration and helping us make it successful again this year. The New York State Young Republican Holiday Dinner will be held this Saturday, December 18th. To RSVP, please email email@example.com.
There is no December meeting. Our next event will be the January social on 1/5/2011. Please remember to renew your 2011 membership!
We wish everyone a very happy holiday.