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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to polichick (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:34 PM

61. Uninformed on 2 levels

 


1) coalition building is THE essential skill that a party nominee and President must have.

The fact that you disparage Mayor Pete only magnifies how bad Sanders is at it and how uniformed his supporters are when it comes to Presidential history.

2) Down thread you mistakenly appropriate FDR as a paradigm for Sanders. How ignorant of basic history can you be?

The Roosevelt family was the 5th largest land owner of Manhattan and held great wealth from the 1840s.

FDR ran on a balanced budget lol. The New Deal was filled with temporary measures (like the CCC) not long term structural changes.

The most enduring remnant of the New Deal, Social Security, is not a socialist plan but one that is self funded by workers and employers not the federal budget.

FDR gave manufacturers massive war time contracts with lucrative cost plus profits which will recapitalizing American companies. FDR is primarily responsible for the rebirth of American Capitalism. He could have tied those contracts to an equity position in those companies but he didn't, he was the ultimate capitalist.

He, unlike the leader of your cult, was a master coalition builder changing Vice Presidents to reshuffle the coalition. Between Garner and Truman ( from the right wing of the party) he pulls in Wallace, a socialist, and then gets rid of him because he doesn't like Socialists.

The irony is that Henry Wallace was the kind of intelligent gifted effective socialist that you mistaken believe that Sanders is

During his last campaign FDR knew that his health is failing and drops the well accomplished Wallace and puts the conservative Truman on because he doesn't want a leftist to follow him.

Summary of things you have clearly shown you don't understand in this thread

1) coalition building is an important skill for the party's nominee.
2) Butigege's endorsement of Biden us a self less act not a selfish one.
3) FDR was
a) not a socialist
B) manipulated the left wing of the party and handed the legacy to Truman who was Wallace's main political enemy
C) enacted reforms that rebuilt Capitalism
D) was from the pre eminent richest family to ever occupy the WH
E) clearly believed in weaving together the broadest coalition and would have despised the go it alone, " I am not a Democrat" Sanders.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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