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Response to azmom (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 06:57 PM

8. Well, he chose his battles, and did not want to fight that one. That's why we're

so fortunate he was married to Eleanor.

She made sure women's and minority rights at least got a hearing. The first thing she did when the war broke out was pressure FDR to fund child care centers near all the wartime production because she knew the women working in the factories would need childcare. Of course the MINUTE the war ended, the Republicans quashed that, and the meme was that patriotic women were going back to the house so their husbands could have those jobs.

FDR was a great man and a great president, but I don't think he would have been AS great without Eleanor, who was great in her own right. A real hero. Look what she did in the UN.

But yeah, Bernie is the next FDR, and he's one up on the last one because he wants to end racism and promotes social justice.

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