Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Republican 'Fun Quote' of the Day: Warping History to Blame FDR

Leave it to the Congressional Republicans to make up the facts to suit their political purposes.

Hey, George Bush and Dick Cheney did it, why can't the congressmen?

Here's today's unintentionally funny make-believe history. Ohio Rep. Steve Austria said this to the Columbus Dispatch:

When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That’s just history.

Too bad that the Columbus Dispatch had a command of real, historical facts:
Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.