[My ambition] is to be an old-time political boss in 20 years.
By Gary P Jackson
Does this actually surprise anyone?
Big Government “progressive” [or as they call themselves today: liberal] Newt Gingrich picks the one president who was as close to a dictator this nation has ever seen, as his favorite, over the nation’s great champion of Liberty and Freedom, Renaldus Magnus.
Newt calls him the greatest liberal president and the nation’s greatest leader of the 20th Century! Newt likes FDR because he “got things done.” That he did.
I’m not going to give a history lesson here, readers can do their own search on FDR. Newt claims to be a historian, you would think he’d know all there is to know about FDR. Knowing all there is to know about FDR, and still thinking he is our greatest, wow, just wow.
Roosevelt is the reason for the 22nd Amendment, limiting the president to two terms. FDR was elected to four terms, breaking a tradition started by our first president, George Washington, of knowing when to hit the road. Until FDR, presidents never served more than two terms. FDR died during his fourth term. If he had lived, one wonders if a fifth run would have been tried.
Again, most Conservatives know all about FDR, who created Big Government on an unprecedented scale. FDR was a dangerous man.
When the Supreme Court tried to stop FDR, ruling much of his “New Deal” unconstitutional, Roosevelt came up with a plan to pack the Court with his people, increasing the actual number of Justices from nine to fifteen. Thankfully, that effort was defeated.
FDR also rounded up Japanese living in America, most of them American citizens, and threw them in concentration camps, destroying countless lives.
FDR was a heavy handed thug. History bears it all out. He set up a regime that completely ignored states’ rights, and the rights of the people, to set up a central command and control government, much of which we deal with to this day.
FDR got things done alright!
This is the guy who Newt likes the most. Is it any wonder why? One only has to put down the Koolaid and really listen to the word salad Newt throws out when explaining his convoluted Big Government “solutions,” while calling them “conservative” to get it.
Newt sees himself as, as president, as a ruler, not a governor. In our republican form of government, our elected officials aren’t supposed to rule over us, like we are children, and need to be taken care of. They are supposed to govern. To look out for OUR needs, not theirs.
Now some will remind us that Ronald Reagan admired FDR as well. He also admired Abraham Lincoln. But it was Calvin Coolidge who Reagan called his hero. He even had a portrait of Coolidge hung in the Cabinet Room in the White House. Reagan quoted Coolidge often, and modeled a lot of his presidency after his.
Reagan came from a different era than Newt. A different perspective.
For someone who CLAIMS to be a Conservative to choose one of the most radical “progressive” dictator wannabes, over the Great Ronald Reagan, tells you all you need to know Newt.