So if someone says something that you disagree with, they are just "repeating gosh knows what"? I find it pretty funny that anyone who disagrees with the liberal mantra is accused of being stupid or is just repeating what they heard someone else say, and the usual names are limbaugh or beck.NRH man:
I have been reading this interesting thread. I do not know where you get your history, but you are simply repeating gosh knows what.
1) Reagan did not tear down the Berlin Wall. If you want to give credit to someone, give credit to George F. Kennan, "The Long Telegram" and the policy of containment.
2) FDR did not get elected because of some sort of corrupt machine...he got elected because the economy collapsed in 1929 and Hoover and the GOP did very little about it right through 1932.
3) If you look at GDP and unemployment numbers in the 1930s, one sees that economic conditions began to improve almost as soon as FDR got into office...beginning with the "Bank Holiday." It continued to improve till 36-37 when there was a small blip when FDR cut back on New Deal programs.
4) GDP and unemployment were almost recovered, and on an uphill trajectory even before spending began for WW 2.
I know Rush Limbaugh and Beck say different, but their conclusions are not in line with the evidence.
I have not commented on Reagan or the Berlin wall. And my only comment on FDR was that he wasn't the econonomic saviour that we have all been told he was. We have been spoon fed that line and it, like anything in history, isn't as simple as most believe.