Thursday, May 14, 2009

You've now entered the Twilight Zone

"The Democrats and _________ were no better able to explain the severity of the ________ than the Republicans and _________.  Nor did they agree on how to end it.  They were sure only that the political situation called for massive federal appropriations for relief and public-works employment and the courage to try solutions that had not been tried before." 

What'll it be?

Choice A
Barack Obama, recession, George "Dubya" Bush

Choice B
Franklin Roosevelt, Great Depression, Herbert Hoover

(Taken from Polakoff, Keith I. Political Parties in American History.  New York: Newbery Award Records, Inc., 1981, p. 326.  The year of publication should give you a clue.).

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