“ Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. ”
A pattern has emerged: Even when the administration should have the better argument, the Republicans often win the narrative, starting with their initial success in defining Obama as a traditional big-spending liberal.
Sure, these are unusually tough times, yet successful presidents who faced equal or greater challenges ranging from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Reagan still managed to shape the agenda and dominate the discussion.
Unless the 44th president can start emulating those successes, re-election may be an uphill battle.”
“ There’s a story about a Southern schoolteacher and her class which illustrates FDR’s quasi-divine status below the Mason-Dixon line… “Children, who paved the road in front of your house?” asked the teacher. In response the chorus, “Roosevelt!” “Who put electricity into your house for you?” “Roosevelt!” “Who gave your uncle a job in the WPA?” “Roosevelt!” “Who got your granddaddy an old age pension?” “Roosevelt!” “All right, children. Now, who made you?” After a moment of silence one little boy asserts stoutly, “God!” Whereupon a barefoot boy leaps in the back row and yells, “throw that sorry Republican outta here! ”