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PittmanWalshand Cohen. In contrast, Hoover was not supported by many of the more prominent Republicans and violently opposed by others, in particular by a number of senators who had fought him throughout his administration and whose national reputation made their opposition of considerable importance.
Many prominent Republicans even went so far as to espouse the cause of the Democratic candidate openly. For more than two years, President Hoover had been restricting trade and increasing taxes on the wealthy with legislation such as the Smoot—Hawley Tariff Act and the Revenue Act of As Governor of New York, Roosevelt had garnered a reputation for promoting government help for the impoverished, providing a welcome contrast for many who saw Hoover as do-nothing president.
His attempts to campaign in public were a disaster, as he often had objects thrown at him or his vehicle as he rode through city streets.
However, with unemployment at Roosevelt himself did not have a clear idea of the New Deal at this point, so he promised no specific programs. Results[ edit ] Results by county explicitly indicating the percentage for the winning candidate. Shades of blue are for Roosevelt Democraticshades of red are for Hoover Republicangrey indicates zero recorded votes and white indicates territories not elevated to statehood. Although the "other" vote the combined vote total for candidates other than the nominees of the two major parties of was three times that ofit was considerably less than what had been recorded in ; the time of the greatest "other" vote with the exception of the unusual conditions prevailing in and Roosevelt, the Democratic candidate, won the support of 22, voters It is to be noted that Hoover won a greater percentage of the vote inas did Harding in But the national swing of Only once in this period had there been a comparable shift; inthere was a House and gaining control of the U.
Twelve years of Republican leadership came to an end, and 20 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House began. AfterDemocrats would control the Presidency for 28 of the next 36 years. Roosevelt led the poll in 2, counties, the greatest number ever carried by a candidate up until that time. Of these, had never before been Democratic. Only remained loyally Republican. At a certain point, the American people have to have some confidence that we are not simply going down this blind alley in perpetuity.
When it comes to the war in Iraq, the time for promises and assurances, for waiting and patience is over. Too many lives have been lost and too many billions have been spent for us to trust the President on another tried-and-failed policy, opposed by generals and experts, opposed by Democrats and Republicans, opposed by Americans and even the Iraqis themselves.
It is time to change our policy.
It is time to give Iraqis their country back, and it is time to refocus America's effort on the wider struggle against terror yet to be won. Our troops have done all that we have asked them to do and more. But no amount of American soldiers can solve the political differences at the heart of somebody else's civil war, nor settle the grievances in the hearts of the combatants.
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It is my firm belief that the responsible course of action - for the United States, for Iraq, and for our troops - is to oppose this reckless escalation and to pursue a new policy. This policy that I've laid out is consistent with what I have advocated for well over a year, with many of the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, and with what the American people demanded in the November election.
When it comes to the war in Iraq, the time for promises and assurances, for waiting and patience, is over. Too many lives have been lost and too many billions have been spent for us to trust the President on another tried and failed policy opposed by generals and experts, Democrats and Republicans, Americans and many of the Iraqis themselves. The notion that as a consequence of that [ Congressional] authorization, the president can continue down a failed path without any constraints from Congress whatsoever is wrong and is not warranted by our Constitution.
Interview on Iraq with the Associated Press 30 January I recognize there is a certain presumptuousness in this, a certain audacity, to this announcement. Announcement of Candidacy for President of the United States. We are distracted from our real failures and told to blame the other party, or gay people, or immigrants, and as people have looked away in frustration and disillusionment, we know who has filled the void. The cynics, the lobbyists, the special interests, who've turned government into only a game they can afford to play.
They write the checks while you get stuck with the bill. They get access while you get to write a letter. But the Israelis must trust that they have a true Palestinian partner for peace.
That is why we must strengthen the hands of Palestinian moderates who seek peace and that is why we must maintain the isolation of Hamas and other extremists who are committed to Israel's destruction. Of the Arabic call to prayer — as quoted in "Obama: Man of the World" by Nicholas D.
Kristof, The New York Times March 6, In Africa, you often see that the difference between a village where everybody eats and a village where people starve is government. One has a functioning government, and the other does not. Which is why it bothers me when I hear people say that government is the enemy. They don't understand its fundamental role. Profile in The Independent Magazine 10 March Nobody's suffering more than the Palestinian people from this whole process.
And I would like to see — if we could get some movement from Palestinian leadership — what I'd like to see is a loosening up of some of the restrictions on providing aid directly to the Palestinian people. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.
People ask me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow. I say, "well, no, this administration was colorblind in its incompetence.
And so God is asking us today to remember the miracle of that baby and he's asking us, he says, "Take the bullet out! If we have millions of people goin' to the emergency room for treatable illnesses like asthma, it's time to take the bullet out.
If too many of our kids don't have health insurance, it's time to take that bullet out. Now here's the thing, when happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act — said, "This is too serious a problem. We can't expect New York City to rebuild on its own.
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Forget that dollar you gotta put in. Well, here's ten dollars.Congress tallies, announces 2012 Electoral College results
When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, "Look at this devastation.