Larry Summers blasphemy: Hitler saved FDR’s ass

by Lee on July 23, 2011 21:16 pm · 6 comments

Larry Summers is often quotable and Charlie Rose is occasionally watchable. Put ‘em together and you get the very definition of a blind sow finding an acorn.

The whole clip is interesting, but the money quote begins a hair after the 21:30 mark when Summers says something about left wing icon FDR that will undoubtedly result in fewer dinner invitations in the Hamptons this summer:

“Never forget, never forget, and I think it’s very important for Democrats especially to remember this, that if Hitler had not come along, Franklin Roosevelt would have left office in 1941 with an unemployment rate in excess of 15 percent and an economic recovery strategy that had basically failed.”

Why next thing you know Summers will be saying that Keynesian ecomomics don’t work.

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Serban Enache August 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

This Larry Summers has some nerve. Is he trying to say that Hitler attacked Pearl Harbor?


hefsmaster August 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

No, despite these guys obvious failings. He is exactly right. You think japan would have attacked us without any allies. Pearl harbor is an effect from a cause. Without hitler, point is mute.
By the way lee, you haven’t copied anything in a while. You a congressman?


Serban Enache August 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Pearl Harbos was orchestrated as an operation years before WW2, by the British empire in conjunction with Imperial Japan. The japanese elite didn’t surrender even when they did not have any hope of wining, let alone after Hiroshima, though I don’t agree with the two nukes being dropped upon japanese civilians. And since we’re talking about causes here, the real cause of the rise of national socialism and imperialism, was caused by the creditors of the Versailles treaty. The british actually helped Hitler more, than the american wall-street business cartel. It’s funny how people accept “truth” from the mouth of “devils”. Lets look at Roosevelt’s anticolonialism strategy vs the colonialism of Churchill and Truman…


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