The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt to Colonel Edward house, November 21, 1933
They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of waiters brings you the dish, the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen.
-— Huey Long, campaign speech for the re-election of Senator Hattie Caraway (D-AR), 1932
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.
-- FDR, 1936 speech at Madison Square Garden
Instead of "welcoming the hatred" and flipping the table set with Street grub-- as many hoped-- Obama gulped down the wormy slop on our behalf. Now, he's "hated" anyway, while the nightmare kitchen bustles along.