FDR Predicts Modern Republicans


[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: see below]

MoveOn.org originally posted this clip, but didn’t bother with a transcript — so I won’t bother with a complimentary link. However, Laura kindly provided this:

Let me warn you and let me warn the nation against the smooth evasion that says “of course we believe these things. We believe in social security. We believe in work for the unemployed. We believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and h…ope to die [laughter, applause] we believe in all these things. BUT, we do not like the way the present administration is DOING them! Just turn them over to us. We will do ALL of them. We will do MORE of them. We will do them better! And most important of all, the doing of them will not. cost. anybody ANYthing!” [much laughter, much applause].

MoveOn keeps posting interesting clips, WITHOUT captions or transcripts, and I keep asking them about it. Help me increase the pressure on them and comment about the lack of captioning on their facebook posts, on their websites, and in their contact email addresses. I’m getting tired of them being lazy in just uploading clips and not even bothering with transcripts or other helpful information…

Thanks, Laura!

By the way, it’s well worth rereading this: Transcript of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal (1936)

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One Response to FDR Predicts Modern Republicans

  1. Laura says:

    You’re v. welcome. For clips of this length, feel free to email me for transcripts (my job entails taking verbatim notes of interviews–this felt like a piece of cake). And yes, MOVEON should be doing this as a matter of course. Still, ’til they see the light…..(Also, I tried to check out TED open-source captioning, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Do you have knowledge re: this?)

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