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Both during and after his terms, and continuing today, there has been much criticism of

Franklin D. Roosevelt Critics have questioned his policies and positions also the general power that occurred due to his responses to the Depression and World War II with his length of being president. By his second term, much criticism of Roosevelt centered on fears that he was heading toward a dictatorship. many people from what roosevelt said and did hated him as a (anti- god said by coughlin) huey long put that the new deal was to much for big business. many were supporters of roosevelt but turned away after the new deal and put it as the largest New Deal programs to be unconstitutional. many came back after awhile but to this day people criticism of what he was planing or done. coughlin also during the FDR reelection bid would say things of this standered "The great betrayer and liar, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised to drive the money changers from the temple, had succeeded [only] in driving the farmers from their homesteads and the citizens from their homes in the cities. . . I ask you to purge the man who claims to be a Democrat, from the Democratic Party, and I mean Franklin Double-Crossing Roosevelt."


Numerous of FDR's allies and appointees turned against him, Vice President John Nance Garner, Brain truster Raymond Moley,Postmaster General James A. Farley,Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, Outside the administration journalists Walter Lippmann and Frank Ken, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst and historian Charles A. Beard and etc. Some supporters turned against Roosevelt but rejoined his administration during the war, such as Lewis Douglas and Dean Acheson.