A couple of weeks ago, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez claimed that when FDR was president, we had a strong economy, civil rights, and the Democrats had massive majorities in congress. It wasn’t until the mean-old Republicans came by and stopped FDR from running for a 5th term. She stated that the GOP had to amend the constitution in order to prevent FDR from being President again.
This is one of the ridiculous statements I have ever read. It’s a massive re-vision of history.
For starters, FDR was no friend to civil rights. He put Japanese Americans into interment camps. He jailed media figures for saying bad stuff about the war. He opposed integrating the military. The economy was in the Great Depression, and only got out of it, when we got into WW2.
The 22nd amendment was passed in Congress in 1947 and was ratified in 1951. FDR died on April 12th 1945, less than 3 months in his fourth term.
How in the world can she get this terribly wrong? Does AOC really believe the GOP stopped FDR from running again? Is she really against the 22nd amendment or believe we should have Presidents for life?
If there’s any AOC fans around here, please tell me this was a joke or she recanted on her statements?
At least she didn’t accuse the GOP of killing FDR.
Even if you didn’t know anything about the 22nd amendment, most people would see through the bad logic of: The Democrats held strong majorities? Yes. Yet somehow the GOP was able to amendment the constitution being in the minority.
That’s correct. Trump gets roasted for good and for bad every day, every minute. AOC doesn’t get called out for factual errors, especially a massive one on asserting that the good ole’ GOP stopped FDR from running for President again.
The 22nd amendment was ratified because FDR was popular and likely would have served for life if it hadn’t been. He was popular because he was the first person to get the ball rolling on citizens voting themselves money out of the treasury, something the Founders warned us would lead to the end of our liberty and this country. What’s happening now? The government is spying on us. The country is going broke. Rights are being stripped from us. Now they’re talking about doing away with the electoral college. The real question though: How could anyone not see this coming?
AOC’s statement would have been correct, if she put it that way. But that’s not what she said. Her view was the country was doing great, and then the GOP in the minority magically changed the constitution to prevent FDR from winning another election. That’s of course is wrong.
Of course. AOC is an idiot. No disputing that. Of course, she’s also merely a distraction from the real problem. A Central Government that is no longer operating within its Constitutionally limited scope.