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  • [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt was the central world figure in the two great disasters of this century - the Great Depression and World War II. By contrast, JFK came in relatively peaceful, agreeable times.

    War   Two   Peaceful  
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt and J.F Kennedy were Presidents in very different times.

  • My own special relationship with America began at an early age. My father, a fellow journalist, named me after Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    Lionel Barber's Fulbright lecture, September 14, 2011.
  • Facts are facts: No president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Great Depression inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses or deeper problems from his predecessor. But President Obama is moving America forward, not back.

    Jobs   Moving   Loss  
    "DNC 2012: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s Speech". September 04, 2012.
  • I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes".
  • Older Jews think of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and see themselves as siding with the working class and the poor, so they continue to vote the way they do.

    Thinking   Class   Way  
  • Both my parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left.

    Boston   Russia   Rose  
    "Larry King Interviews Mike Wallace". "Larry King Live", March 22, 2006.
  • No president ever had more power than [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt.

  • The promise of Social Security was reflected in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's inter-generational compact that rewards hard work and provides retirement security.

    "The Roadmap for Republicans Is a Roadmap to Ruin for Social Security" by Christine Pelosi, April 14, 2010.
  • I mean [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt didn't - you know, when he came in, he didn't print any money.

  • My father was a Republican, and he couldn't stand what Franklin Delano Roosevelt was doing to the country. I always say I'm a mean-spirited narrow-minded right-wing, conservative Christian ... I start out with that, and if you don't like it, you can lump it. I am not politically correct.

  • The greatest leaders in fighting for an integrated America in the twentieth century were in the Democratic Party. The fact is, it was the liberal wing of the Democratic Party that ended segregation. The fact is that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who gave hope to a nation that was in despair and could have slid into dictatorship. And the fact is, every Republican has much to learn from studying what the Democrats did right.

    Party   Fighting   Wings  
  • There are bursts of things like Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan or Franklin Delano Roosevelt or same-sex marriage that change very much what we thought we were all about.

    "Cass Sunstein explains why Star Wars is like America". Interview with Alex McLevy, June 2, 2016.
  • It may seem ironic that the judicial branch preserves its legitimacy through refraining from action on political questions. That concept was put forward best by Justice [Felix] Frankfurter, appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    "U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court". January 9, 2006.
  • When the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thrust him suddenly into the Presidency in April of 1945 at one of the most critical moments of our history, he met that moment with courage and vision. His farsighted leadership in the postwar era has helped ever since to preserve peace and freedom in the world.

    Vision   President   Eras  
    Nixon, Richard M. (1974). “Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard M. Nixon, 1972”, p.1160, Best Books on
  • The real issue, as far as Democrats are concerned, is the number of people receiving something from the government. This is exactly what Franklin Delano Roosevelt had in mind when he created this monster. And Clinton is planning to expand it beyond Roosevelt's wildest dreams.

    Dream   Real   Numbers  
    Rush H. Limbaugh (1994). “See, I Told You So”, Pocket Books
  • If you look at what happened, I came in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. And unlike Franklin Delano Roosevelt who waited, well, didn't take office until about three years into the Great Depression, it was happening just as I was elected.

    Years   Office   Three  
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