President Barack Obama compares himself with Teddy Roosevelt.
But not the T.R. who charged up San Juan Hill.
Mr. Obama likes the Teddy Roosevelt who morphed into a progressive by 1910.
Mr. Obama is right. 1910 was part of era that changed America. But not just in the ways he addressed in Kansas.
Mr. Obama neglects to mention this early progressive era established the Federal Reserve Bank and established for the first time a permanent United States income tax. He also neglects to venture into the erosion of states' rights by replacing the election of U.S. Senators by state legislatures with a popular vote. All are part of the legacy bestowed on us by early 20th century progressives.
We'll talk more about Mr. Obama's attempt to cast himself as the new Teddy Roosevelt today (December 8) with Don and Doug on TalkSouthRadio.com. We'll also take a look at Mr. Roosevelt's original New Nationalism address.
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Update: This week's Don and Doug is now complete. You can listen here. Obama's Kansas address with a Teddy Roosevelt hook is the lead topic.