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    Biden Slips, Suggests FDR Was President When Market Crashed
    by Associated Press
    Tuesday, September 23, 2008


    WASHINGTON — Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says today’s leaders should take a lesson from the history books and follow fellow Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt’s response to a financial crisis.

    “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened,”‘ Barack Obama’s running mate recently told the “CBS Evening News.”

    Except, Republican Herbert Hoover was in office when the stock market crashed in October 1929. There also was no television at the time; TV wasn’t introduced to the public until a decade later, at the 1939 World’s Fair.

    FDR was elected three years later when voters denied Hoover a second term. The Democratic challenger appealed to the “forgotten man” by promising a “new deal” to solve the Depression era.

    Democrats usually like to remind the public that a Republican was president during the 1929 stock market crash. During the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry’s campaign repeatedly cited Hoover as the last president until George W. Bush to oversee a loss of jobs during his time in office.

    Biden was commenting on the stock market crash when he said leaders should explain the current economic crisis and how to solve it to the public.

    “Part of what being a leader does is to instill confidence, is to demonstrate what he or she knows what they are talking about and to communicating to people … this is how we can fix this,” Biden said.

    Biden’s spokesman, David Wade, countered: “I’m proud to say that we Democrats aren’t experts at Herbert Hoover depression economics like John McCain and his pals. From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, we just get elected to clean up the economic mess these Republicans leave behind.”
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I guess it's slips like this that explain why the McCain campaign won't let Palin open her mouth in public.
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    You can tell this is a "liberal media" report because they didn't get their facts right and blame Bill Clinton for the crash.

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    I was wondering why I had never heard of Biden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    You can tell this is a "liberal media" report because they didn't get their facts right and blame Bill Clinton for the crash.
    Hmmm.

    You seem to have missed something.

    This was Fox, the bane of your existence, and they didn't blame Clinton, either.

    How about that.
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    It was the Associated Press, fox ran their article.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...&start=10&sa=N

    So did a few others

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post
    It was the Associated Press, fox ran their article.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...&start=10&sa=N

    So did a few others
    Yes, and, as you noted, Fox ran their article.

    What's your point?

    That Fox is biased for having done so?
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