Barack Obama, comedy genius, says FDR was “fiscally conservative”

by editor on August 1, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s have a warm IHateTheMedia.com welcome for a new young comic who’s getting a lot of attention for his comedy stylings. He just flew in from Washington, DC, and, boy, are his arms tired. With no further delay, here he is. Let’s make some noise for Barry “Shecky” Obama:

… FDR comes in, he tries all these things with the New Deal. But FDR, contrary to myth, was pretty fiscally conservative. And so, after the initial efforts of the New Deal and it looked like the economy was growing again, FDR then presented a very severe austerity budget. And suddenly, in 1937, the economy started going down again. And, ultimately, what really pulled America out of the Great Depression was World War II.

Stop, Barry, stop. You’re killing us. Our stomachs hurt from laughing. Dy-no-mite, baby, dy-no-mite.

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deepthinker
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deepthinker

What a clown and misinformed fool. FDR is the second biggest socialist, barry being the first.

TOM COTTER
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DUH!

Paden
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Paden

El Obama isn’t stupid, he knows what he’s saying.
Obama is trolling for stupid people and he gets them. He knows his “hype” is worth more than his facts and he uses that to his advantage.
If Obama said the moon was made of fat free green cheese most liberals would buy it.
I’m not so sure the majority of “liberals” know what a liberal really is, they just accept the propaganda and join “the party of love”.

drb
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drb

they just accept the propaganda and join “the party of love”.

That sounds like my colleage…We were debating the “venus project” and the last thing he said to me before I had a laughing fit was:

“You need to think using less logic and use more emotional thinking. You know the whole right brian, left brain thing.”

Was he calling me heartless or was he calling me Mr. Spock? Not really sure there.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

You need to think using less logic and use more emotional thinking.

What he means is you have to stop being logical like a conservative, and be a reactive, overly emotional, liberal. You know, make everything an emotional issue, “everyone needs free healthcare, they are all going to die otherwise.” “The world is going to burn up and flood all the low lying lands if we don’t stop global warming”. “We won’t be able to pay seniors their Social Security, or the military, if we don’t pass the debt limit increase”.

Libs use scare tactics and emotion to make you feel guilty if you don’t agree with them. It doesn’t matter to them that it’s all BS, they all want to get their way, just like any petulant child.

drb
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drb

Well, I gotta say, with the exception of the above statement, he usually has a fairly good arguement and he doesn’t pull the “parroting Rush”, “far righer”, “racist”, “bigot” crap.

drb
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drb

LOL, Your troll really loves you.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

You too!

drb
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drb

I know, I feel soooo special.

DefHarryMelon
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DefHarryMelon

3,000 percent!

hisham
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hisham

That kid behind O’s left arm looks like he just swallowed some BS and it’s not sitting well with him!

David Bishop
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David Bishop

I actually had a major breakthrough today. I understand the concept of Modern American Liberalism. You see, I was having some brain faults when trying to consider how a party that is so against corporatism can be for bailouts on “too big to fail” industries who make poor decisions. And then it hit me! Every single progressive belief can be boiled down to the following.

Bad decisions should not result to bad repercussions.

If a company fails, BAIL IT OUT! If a teen gets pregnant, KILL THE BABY! If someone doesn’t have the incentive to get a decent job or improve their standing in life, PROVIDE FOR THEM! If someone shows them-self to be a serial murdering piece of work, DON’T KILL HIM! If a specified religion takes up a global at-arms campaign of anti-western culture, DON’T RACIALLY PROFILE THEM.

Meanwhile, the inverse is also true.

If someone creates a business model that is successful, TAX THE F*** OUT OF THEM TIL THEIR PROFIT MARGINS DISAPPEAR. If unemployment is at an all-time high because of failed government intervention, INTERVENE MORE WITH A STIMULUS BILL! If a company wishes to seek alternate states to evade terrible practices that will result in the laying off of 12,000 employees, USE THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THEM STAY.

Progressivism is truly the idealogy of the insane.

perlcat
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…so you’re basically saying that every day is “Opposite Day” in dumbshittown.

Makes sense.

Justin
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Justin

I’ll simplify it further:
#1 Blame somebody else.
#2 Give me part of what you create/earn at your expense.

PsychoDad
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Actually, I’m not sure when -if ever- we really did recover from the Depression. WW2 was a fever pitch of government spending of course, which masked the symptoms. After the war, we had millions of servicemen coming back and going to college on the GI Bill – more government money pumping in to the economy. The private sector would have loved to pull off a housing boom — in response to the legendary housing shortage – but nobody was making enough money to pay for houses. Also, resources were still in short supply from wartime production; doubtful whether there could have been a boom even if there was the money to support it. Additionally, the Office of Price Administration -started at the beginning of the war- was still in business for several years afterwards, regulating how much shopkeepers could charge for a pound of butter, so the free market just wasn’t even there. It wasn’t until the early ’50s, when veterans with newly-minted degrees (see above) started coming out into the workforce that things started to turn around — and by then, we were already back to a virtual wartime economy — Cold War, that is.

Have we ever >really< recovered from 1929?

Sidekick
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Sidekick

Say what you will about most government programs but the GI Bill was genius. How many millions earned college degrees who otherwise would never have had a shot at college?

David Bishop
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David Bishop

The amazing part of it is that it is profitable still. So many veterans pay into it by near-default while never actually using the benefit.

Thankfully, due to my purple heart and the WONDROUS yellow ribbon program that many states have, I was able to transfer my GI benefits to my wife who will be using them after I get my free bachelors in economics and applied business.

perlcat
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What the hell kind of an idiot would give you a downthumb on that?

I suppose someone’s concerned that John Kerry’s medals will lose their “specialness” when every veteran that has *earned* them can wear them, too.

matthew s harrison
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matthew s harrison

The number is nowhere near millions. Furthermore, Roosevelt didn’t write it. It was written by Republicans-specifically the first draft, by a VETERAN, and the polish was provided by of all people, a Republican from MASS! I know-who’d a thunk it. And further to that, the Dems didn’t want Merchant Marines to be included-which was finally killed when cooler heads prevailed.
The fact of all VA run services, the GI Bill isn’t what it is cracked up to be. There are over 200,000 men/women waiting for their benefits to start-and unless they paid into it(added their own pay, similar to a 401K for college if you will), it doesn’t scratch the surface of tuition costs-not even a little.
Back in the old days, when they had the 52/20 deal, at least the guys got 20 bucks a week to buy beer, and pay for gas for their motorcycles……nowadays, it takes as long as 12 months or more, to see your first VA benefits-and frankly, forget the GI Bill-there are 1 million recently discharged combat troops who have been waiting at least 10 months for their most simple VA benefits to start-over 200,000 of them are injured from battle-and can’t even get an appointment at a VA Hospital to see a shrink.
The way this country spits our military service members aside when they are done with them is disgusting. And while the GI Bill on its face seems like a great idea-try getting anything done in a bureaucracy like VA, and you will know that you sit and wait until they feel like doing their jobs. With 300,000 employees in the VA, it is a wonder anything whatsoever gets done!

RockingHorseGuy
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“With 300,000 employees in the VA, it is a wonder anything whatsoever gets done!”

Make that 3000,000 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, and it’s even more astonishing.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

The private sector did pull off a housing boom, ever hear of Levittown?
Starting in 1947 old man Levitt built thousands of affordable homes on Long Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You could buy a house for $7,999, just $100 down and a 30 year mortgage at 3%. I lived in Levittown, Long Island, almost all the men in my neighborhood were veterans and had good jobs. The economy boomed in the 50s, our down hill slide began with LBJ and his two wars, one in Vietnam and other against poverty.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

You got that right. My wife grew up in Levittown.

Sidekick
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Sidekick

Levittown and similar projects were the answer to the post war housing shortage, was it not?

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

But, it couldn’t work! The government didn’t administrate every minute detail of the project! Look at those houses now! They are all crumbling because the government isn’t taking care of everyone! What? They’re not crumbling? Oh, sorry.

Ehem, libtard moment has passed.

matthew s harrison
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matthew s harrison

For those of us who know what a phuckwit barry is, that is no surprise.
The real eyeopener of this, and everything else that comes out of barry’s mouth, is that the media in this country still support him-knowing that he is a complete and utter buffoon, with absolutely no formal schooling.

The reason his grades all around are blocked from the public, is that he can’t possibly have graduated from multiple ivies. There is just no freaking way this retard graduated from a college, unless it was the loquita brown beauty college in east bayonne new jersey. It is totally impossible-PERIOD.

Now, to what he said…..FDR was a charlatan, and I suspect where barry draws most of his inspiration, given his invocation of FDR nearly daily. One has to question the intellect of a man who idolizes a guy who wouldn’t help Europe, and let the Gerrys get totally entrenched on the entire mainland of Germany, all the while, allowing his country to disintegrate, though a series of miscalculations, the worst of which was isolationistic/protectionist lawmaking that made the US a pariah on the international trade scene, and in a nutshell caused the great depression.

Then, what does he do when America is totally broke-too broke to feed people? HE makes laws, through edict no less, to give those people with no jobs, money we don’t have, all the while, downgrading the value of phucking gold we use for our gold standard, driving the first nail into the gold standard, and forever ruining the value of our dollar.

Now, correct me if I am wrong, but that is no reason to idolize the guy…..then add in the fact that he knew full well what the freaking japs were up to, and he allowed it to happen, as he was totally and completely painted into a corner with that whole depression thing, and let them kill a bunch of our men and destroy the most important boats in our pacific fleet in the process.

Where I come from, those who idolize losers, are themselves losers. One doesn’t have to look at too much of barry’s history as a politican to see that he in fact emulates as well as idolizes FDR, as everything he has touched in his rise to the throne, has turned to stinky oozing shit.

Now, if you will excuse me, I just thought about barry for more than 5 minutes, which means I have to go take a shower and wash myself with a heavy grit belt sander to get the sleaze off of me.

ewwww, I feel totally filthy having talked about barry and FDR in the same discussion-its feels like I just frequented a prostitute in a sewage treatment plant!

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

Correct me if I’m wrong.

You’re wrong. You’re wrong about about the cause of the Depression, you’re wrong about FDR’s isolationism and you’re wrong about Pearl Harbor. Other than that you may be right.

matthew s harrison
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matthew s harrison

Actually I’m right. FDR was an isolationist. There are 10 dozen books by historical scholars that say I am right-and most of the textbooks that haven’t been tainted by libtard revisionists support it. “Between World Wars: FDR and The Age Of Isolationism is one of the better ones I have read. The depression was primarily caused by Smoot Hawley-at least that is what nearly every Econ Prof I had when I was getting my Masters in Econ taught us.
As for Pearl Harbor, I am a frustrated military historian-Having served, and having studied our history, the unclassified documents I have read(including the ones for the History Channel Documentary I worked on) all say that he knew it was coming, and in order to use the military industrial complex to get us out of the depression, he let the Japs attack.
So, simply, I am absolutely right.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

1) The Smoot-Hawley Tariff was passed in 1930, three years before FDR took office, the tariff didn’t cause the Depression, it exacerbated it.
2) FDR didn’t help Europe stop the nazis because Europe never asked for our help until 1940. Too, the great majority of Americans opposed any involvment in European affairs prior to the fall of France.
3) By the Fall of 1941, we knew that Japan intended to launch a war in the Pacific, the question was where would they attack. Our great failure was to foresee that the Japanese could plan and carry out a surprise attack on the scale of Pearl Harbor. It was a Black Swan.
I’ve seen no persuasive evidence that FDR knew that attack was coming. Read Gordon Prange’s book “At Dawn We Slept”.

BTW, WWII did not get us out of the Depression.

I’m not a fan of FDR but I want my criticisms to be accurate and based on fact.

A
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A

Affirmative action would let him graduate without the ivy league grades, right?

Sidekick
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Sidekick

FDR spent like crazy but he was obsessed with a balance budget so he just taxed the hell out of everyone. Guess what that did for unemployment?

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

From the expressions on their faces, it appears the(presumably handpicked) members of the audience behind El Presidente aren’t buying it, either.

LA Sunset
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Well…in all honesty, compared to this bastard he was.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

FDR was fiscally conservative compared to Obama. FDR would be appalled by Barry’s profligate spending spree. Regarding the Recession of 1937 (the depression within the Depression) Obama relies on conventional (read
Keynsian) wisdom. But he’s wrong, as usual.

Here’s an excellent summary of the causes of the ’37 mini-depression:

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article16941.html

P.S. World War II did NOT end the Depression, that’s more conventional wisdom.

Sidekick
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Sidekick

Really good link, thanks.

Vic
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Vic

That link is very good. And I certainly agree, compared to obomie0the-commie FDR was a conservative. The double dip is detailed in the center column of Druge today.
Then did you notice the Village Idiot calling Tea Partiers, terroriest? Wow, with him and obomie running the popcorn stand, no wonder we’re in trouble. Then mix in Skanky Pelosi, and Scary harry, and what a mess. The entire top level of government stinks. How can we survive like that?

hisham
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hisham

Excelent link and great article. Thanks for the FYI!

rs
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Compared to Obama, FDR would seem very conservative. But one of the things they have in common is elitism.

Neo-7
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Neo-7

If I were in the stands , and Obama said something stupid like this , the first question I would’ve had for him , to see how smart he was … ” Mister President , based on a statement you made earlier , which of the 57 states do you think FDR was born in ?

j frazier
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j frazier

without his teleprompter he would have most likely answered Kenya

sifi
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sifi

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

drb
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drb

He is.

RockingHorseGuy
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Those who refuse to learn from history are usually socialists.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

Those who refuse to learn from history are usually socialists………..

Either by choice, or happenstance!

RockingHorseGuy
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Which comes first? The inability to learn the obvious, or the liberal stance?

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49

Which comes first? The inability to learn the obvious, or the liberal stance?

Chicken, egg.

RockingHorseGuy
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Precisely.

Jim Stewart
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Jim Stewart

FDR, contrary to myth, made the Great Depression worse. Under FDR the unemployment rate stayed in double digits until December 1941. FDR’s own Treasury Secretary said in 1939:
“…we have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. …. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises.” – Henry Morgenthau, Jr