Does this sound familiar?

“They were heartily cursing [the President] for all they found wrong; and especially for the fact that they could no longer make money as in the good old days. . . .  Nothing could ever be right again, they said in chorus, until That Man was got rid of, the spending stopped and the budget balanced, the people on the relief rolls turned off to root or starve, and the foolishness about wages and hours done away with, so that a man could be made to do an honest day’s work for what his employer felt he was worth.”

Not Republicans cursing Obama, but southerners cursing Roosevelt

From W.J. Cash’s The Mind of the South, published in 1941.

2 responses »

  1. Linden Craig

    In 1941 Obama would have been referred to as That Boy instead of That Man (and of course he would never be president). The southern republicans may not have changed their tune since 1941, but isn’t it exciting that as a nation we elected him?

  2. I heard this morning on the news that 90 percent of Americans think he’s doing a bad job with the economy, which is now his fault, and he’s tied neck and neck with Romney in the polls. But yes, it is exciting that we elected him and I hope we can do it again.


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