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But he never thought better of it -- as American Democrats, elites, and  have not since then.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia

No Democrats die in office until Franklin Roosevelt, who opens himself to the Curse only by violating George Washington's precedent and winning a third term in 1940.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt; 1933-1945; Democratic, New York; won 4 elections, died in office.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address - …

-- Alice Roosevelt LongworthThe President who did the most to destroy Constitutional Government and turn American politics into a general racket of vote-buying and corruption nevertheless stands among the greatest of all Presidents in the estimation of most academic historians and intellectuals.

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To hold an American citizen as an "enemy combatant" in the United States and try him before a "special military tribunal" under military law meant the End of the Constitution to Democrats and anti-war radicals: Yet this is precisely something that was done by Franklin Roosevelt, without complaint.

Although still ranking high in the estimation of most American historians, Wilson was a fool, a bigot, and a failure.
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02/04/2012 · Who Was Franklin D

At the same time, Bush has shown himself to be a typical New Deal, Eisenhower Republican, not as much of a Country Club Republican as his father, and more of a real Texan (Clint Eastwood squint and all), even pushing through a kind of (largely symbolic) tax cut (although treated by the Democrats as the equivalent of burning money), but still perfectly willing to promote the destructive and unconstitutional role of the federal government in education, signing on with Ted Kennedy ("my friend") on another absurd federal education pork barrel bill, placing protective tariffs on steel imports, vasting expanding the farm subsidies which had previously been scheduled for by a Republican Congress, and even promoting Bill Clinton's Hitler Youth "Americorps" program.

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However, power is power, the American people mostly don't seem to have noticed how Clinton was disgraced anyway, and it was high time to get the Democrats out of the White House, whatever Bush was able to do with it.

The Roosevelts had been fairly wealthy for many generations

The layers of sophistry in this defense betray the dishonesty and desperation of the Democratic Party, whose constant accusations of "partisanship" describe their own zombie-like chorus far better than the often confused, tentative, and undisciplined forces of the Republicans, whose party unity could not be maintained in either the House or the Senate, while dissent was all but unheard among the Democrats.

The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United …

The President who decided to bite the bullet and do what it would take to resist another hydra head of Communism, by defending South Vietnam with the full might of America, ended up cursed, smeared, and reviled as few other American Presidents, stuck, not just with a Korea-like stalemate, but with a war that would go down as the only defeat in United States history (excepting the side that Johnson's own ancestors picked in the Civil War).