He was a big guy

  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    For U.S.A

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      He was also a thin guy for USA
      >Far worse were digestive disturbances a year later which affected his heart and made it impossible, in February, 1924, for him to attend the funeral of President Wilson. "The truth is," he wrote, "I have had a pretty close call to a breakdown. ... I cannot do all the work there is to do. I was treating myself as I might have ... thirty years ago. There is no fool like an old fool." The Chief Justice was inclined to berate himself for not having taken care in time. Looking back over life, he said, "I think I have been just what I have been -- a damn fool in many ways ... I have thought ... that my strength was equal to anything, and I have found that it was not."
      >"I am older and slower and less acute and more confused," he wrote to his brother in November 1929. "However, as long as things continue as they are, and I am able to answer in my place, I must stay on the court in order to prevent the Bolsheviki from getting control."

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        He was in a rough physical condition as a result of the Phillipines. Lots of surgeries. Before that, he was renown for being light on his feed even despite of his size

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not a lotta loyalty for a chosen VP!

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if you don't do exactly as your P asks at all times, you're disloyal
      Typical Teddy behavior
      >In the Senate, [Senator Foraker] supported the Spanish–American War and the annexation of the Philippines and Puerto Rico; the Foraker Act gave Puerto Rico its first civil government under American rule. He came to differ with President Theodore Roosevelt over railroad regulation and political patronage. Their largest disagreement was over the Brownsville Affair, in which black soldiers were accused of terrorizing a Texas town, and Roosevelt dismissed the entire battalion. Foraker zealously opposed Roosevelt's actions as unfair, and fought for the soldiers' reinstatement. The two men's disagreement broke out into an angry confrontation at the 1907 Gridiron Dinner, after which Roosevelt worked to defeat Foraker's re-election bid.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >...at the Gridiron Dinner[d] on January 27 the program showed cartoons of the leading attendees and accompanying verses. Foraker's read "All coons look alike to me", suggesting his Brownsville stance was to attract the black vote. According to Walters, "the jests had been pointed and the cartoons biting"; Roosevelt was seen to be angry.[121][122] Nevertheless, when the President rose to speak, all that was expected was a few minutes of humorous comments.[123] Instead, in his speech, Roosevelt attacked Foraker and defended his own conduct in the Brownsville case. Although it was not customary to permit anyone to follow a president's speech, Foraker was allowed to reply. The Washington Post reported that Foraker "gave the President the plainest talk he has probably ever listened to."[124][125] Foraker stated that Sergeant Sanders had been dishonorably discharged even though "he was as innocent of any offense against the law of any kind whatever as the President himself"—and, he charged, Roosevelt was fully aware the soldiers had been wronged.[126] He denied that he was after votes with his position, "I was seeking to provide for those men an opportunity to be heard in their own defense, to give them a chance to confront their accusers and cross-examine their witnesses, and establish the real facts in the case."[127] Roosevelt spoke in angry rebuttal, but according to his biographer Morris, "Never before, at the Gridiron or anywhere else, had a President been challenged before an audience."[128]

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Typical Teddy behavior
        I didn't really mean it, I like Taft a lot, but the narrative is MUH BETRAYAL OF TAFT and all that.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The narrative should be corrected. Teddy Roosevelt single-handedly destroyed America.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            In his own admin or via splitting the vote and allowing Wilson to take control?

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              Referring more to the former; Teddy and Wilson were in agreement on all the worst ideas anyways. He started the permanent standing army by signing the Dick Act, his Treasury illegally engaged in corporate bond trade/speculation a decade before the Federal Reserve was created, he appointed and celebrated "legal realist" Oliver Wendell Holmes within the Supreme Court, and he was an internationalist through and through. His short-term diplomatic achievements and completion of the Panama Canal don't make up for any of that. Dying of heartbreak after he encouraged his favorite son to die in France was a poetic end to his disastrous legacy.

              • 7 months ago
                Anonymous

                /thread
                Though Wilson was objectively better than T.R. and far less hypocritical.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >You're a large party
    UUUU

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The political caricatures of this era always get me

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      possibly the most based president amerimutts ever had

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Roosevelt had many friends/allies but he more awed people with his energy and force of personality, and pissed a lot of people off and would gained of enemies. Taft, instead, was likeable warm guy that people really took too. Always renown for being good natured, and he would be invited to dine at the White House where Roosevelt, as Civil Service Commissioner, never was on account of the fact that his opininated mouthiness kept pissing off President Harrison

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well congratulations, you got yourself stuck. Now what's the next step of your master plan?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        eating these apple pies, WITH NO LEFTOVERS

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Eating this pie... with no leftovers!

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the face of the voter in the bottom panel
          KEK

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      that poor water buffalo

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >taft very very bloody good man sirs
        >i do it for he

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    big lad
    this was the last truly Aryan Anglo US President

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How was Wilson less Anglo than Taft?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        that cunt was a tawny german fruit. TAFT BVLL reigns supreme.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          He was completely Scottish.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Calvin Coolidge

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Surely Hoover, Harding, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan were all Anglo/British too?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Looked like a rodent

        Surely Hoover, Harding, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan were all Anglo/British too?

        >Hoover
        A literal bastard
        >Harding
        True
        >LBJ
        Looks exactly like the mutt meme
        >Nixon
        Peasant Quaker, weird nose, bog-dweller ancestors probably
        >Carter
        Maybe
        >Reagan
        Dude everyone knows he was a mick

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Looked like a rodent
          That's the Anglo phenotype.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    He was thicc. He didn't even want to be president. His wife naged him to stand for election. Otherwise Taft was pretty based.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is the general opinion of Taft's stint as governor-general of the Philippine colony?

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Taft had written that "I must wait for years if I would be vindicated by the people ... I am content to wait." Perhaps he has waited long enough.

    damn just read through his wiki page. Seems like a pretty interesting life he lived. Shame I've never really learned much about him.

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