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[Political Speculation & Theory] 21st Century Theodore Roosevelt


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thejeff wrote:

There is no equivalent on the left. Despite constant claims from the right, Democrats aren't even preaching socialism, much less practicing it. They might occasionally humbly suggest that we not dismantle the welfare programs or maybe even try to help out a little bit more or tax rich people just a couple of percent higher, but it rarely actually comes to anything.

Where's the strident voice of leftist extremism?

The idea of any politician doing ANYTHING "humbly" is probably the biggest kicker I've seen all week. Thanks for the laugh, Jeff. I needed it.


Orthos wrote:
thejeff wrote:

There is no equivalent on the left. Despite constant claims from the right, Democrats aren't even preaching socialism, much less practicing it. They might occasionally humbly suggest that we not dismantle the welfare programs or maybe even try to help out a little bit more or tax rich people just a couple of percent higher, but it rarely actually comes to anything.

Where's the strident voice of leftist extremism?

The idea of any politician doing ANYTHING "humbly" is probably the biggest kicker I've seen all week. Thanks for the laugh, Jeff. I needed it.

Maybe "tentatively" would be better?

Taldor

BigNorseWolf wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

He couldn't be elected today, he's too wild.

Hell, he couldn't normally be elected president in his own day, he only got in because he was vice president, and he only got THAT because of some odd political wrangling.

He did become president after McKinley's death but he won the 1904 election as well.
As an incumbent. Political systems tend to be very conservative and panicky about trying anything new. The real barrier to someone outside the usual getting elected isn't the electorate its the party politics that puts them on the ballot. Once he was the president the political machine was stuck with him.

True, that is an good point.

Still, he won in a landslide victory. To me that shows that despite having a colorful history, he was able to connect with the people and get his goals/views across. I think he would have eventually made the transition to president if McKinley had lived through his term.

Taldor

Undead Leon Czolgosz wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

He couldn't be elected today, he's too wild.

Hell, he couldn't normally be elected president in his own day, he only got in because he was vice president, and he only got THAT because of some odd political wrangling.

Less "odd political wrangling" and more "Oh dear lord, put him at a nice quiet desk so he can't go ruin everything...wait, WHO died? Crud."

Best accident. Or at least extremely entertaining for historians accident.

That wasn't an accident!

[Boom! Boom! Rat-a-tat-tat!]

What's that, Comrade Dingo? I have no idea what you're saying!

[Boom! Boom! Rat-a-tat-tat!]

I'm shocked it took you this long to break that avatar out.


[Hurls bomb at Callous Jack]

It's the people's will!


Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.


The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.

Aussies need battleships too! *grins*

As it turns out, that was a Good Thing come 40 years later ...


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Walk softly, and carry a big stick.


Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.

Aussies need battleships too! *grins*

As it turns out, that was a Good Thing come 40 years later ...

It was a good thing 6 years later as Australia became involved in WWI.


More Woody Allen and William F. Buckley, if anyone's interested...

Andoran

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I have a hard time imagining any modern politician giving a ninety minute stump speech after being shot in the chest.


I'll give him that.


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Krensky wrote:
I have a hard time imagining any modern politician giving a ninety minute stump speech after being shot in the chest.

It's a little-known fact that Teddy's sweat alone contains enough testosterone to spontaneously induce puberty in lab rats, people, and many inanimate objects. He recruited the Rough Riders by doing thirty push-ups, wiping his brow, and then flicking his hand at a wall. They congealed from the plaster, ready to fight.

The properties of his other fluids are kept secret for national security reasons.

But Teddy had a sensitive side. In his autobiography, any time he lit on an uncomfortable topic the narrative simply skips ahead.


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The two funniest things I remember reading about Teddy are these....

First, ipon hearing that he died in his sleep, a political rival stated (paraphrasing due to inexact memory) "Of course he died in his sleep. If Death had come when he was awake, there would have been a fight."

Second was promoting a very competent captain (some guy called Pershing) to general. If that had not been done, Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, and Marshall would never have had the mentor to prepare them for WWII.

You couldn't get away with stuff like that today.


The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.

Aussies need battleships too! *grins*

As it turns out, that was a Good Thing come 40 years later ...

It was a good thing 6 years later as Australia became involved in WWI.

The RAN was involved in WW1?

I'm such a slacker ... must ... read ... more ... on WW1 ...


Samnell wrote:
Krensky wrote:
I have a hard time imagining any modern politician giving a ninety minute stump speech after being shot in the chest.

It's a little-known fact that Teddy's sweat alone contains enough testosterone to spontaneously induce puberty in lab rats, people, and many inanimate objects. He recruited the Rough Riders by doing thirty push-ups, wiping his brow, and then flicking his hand at a wall. They congealed from the plaster, ready to fight.

The properties of his other fluids are kept secret for national security reasons.

But Teddy had a sensitive side. In his autobiography, any time he lit on an uncomfortable topic the narrative simply skips ahead.

Teddy's TSCI fluids escaped and one drop of them spawned Chuck Norris.


Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.

Aussies need battleships too! *grins*

As it turns out, that was a Good Thing come 40 years later ...

It was a good thing 6 years later as Australia became involved in WWI.

The RAN was involved in WW1?

I'm such a slacker ... must ... read ... more ... on WW1 ...

One of the very few single ship on ship battles of WWIThe HMAS Sydney vs the SMS Emden.


The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
The 8th Dwarf wrote:
Theodore Roosevelts Great White Fleet helped the Australian government win support to form the Royal Australian Navy.

Aussies need battleships too! *grins*

As it turns out, that was a Good Thing come 40 years later ...

It was a good thing 6 years later as Australia became involved in WWI.

The RAN was involved in WW1?

I'm such a slacker ... must ... read ... more ... on WW1 ...

One of the very few single ship on ship battles of WWIThe HMAS Sydney vs the SMS Emden.

Very cool!

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