Who Said It: Obama or FDR?

Who Said It: Obama or FDR?
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Think you know everything there is to know about Barack Obama? How about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of the biggest-name presidents in America's past? Well get ready for this -- telling the two apart may be harder than you think.
"Government is competent when all who compose it work as trustees for the whole people."
Obama
FDR
During his second inaugural speech, Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke these words. The only prez to be elected a whopping four times, he would go on to deliver two more inaugural speeches before his death in 1945.
Karl Rove

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"I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars."
Obama
We won't go into exactly which dumb war he's referring to, but this quote goes to Obama.
FDR
Winston Churchill

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"If we are to be a really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world."
Obama
FDR
Teddy Roosevelt
The great Rough Rider himself spoke these words in 1899, shortly before he would become the youngest president of the United States to date, following the assassination of President McKinley.

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"To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. "
Obama
Warren Buffet might be one of the most notable philanthropists of all time, but Obama spoke these words when he took office in 2009
FDR
Warren Buffett

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"True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money. Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence."
Obama
FDR
This may sound modern, but business cycles are what they are. FDR spoke these words during his first inaugural address.
Rep. Barney Frank

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"Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger."
Obama
FDR
Not talking about today's terrorists, FDR spoke this quote during his speech to congress after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Woodrow Wilson

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"I'm an optimist. I believe in progress."
Obama
FDR
Bill Gates
Obama might be a fan of progress, but Forbes' 2009 mightiest moneymaker was the one who said this. Even if Gates did let loose a few billion in the past year -- with that kind of dinero, who wouldn't feel pretty optimistic about life?

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"And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright -- tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope."
Obama
These words were spoken by Barack Obama during his election night victory speech.
FDR
Rudy Giuliani

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"I see a great nation, upon a great continent, blessed with a great wealth of natural resources."
Obama
FDR
This quote came from FDR, the guru behind the New Deal.
John F. Kennedy

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"While the cost of action will be great, I can assure you that the cost of inaction will be far greater."
Obama
Obama spoke these words back in February 2009.
FDR
Richard Nixon

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