Jesus! Right on schedule (on the cusp of the mid-terms) President Obama's Harvard Law professor is talking naive trash about the President not living up to FDR!
If you want President Obama to be FDR then get him the House and Senate majorities FDR had! Stop repeating the same self defeating lines we fell for before the 2010 mid-terms!
In 1936 FDR had 76 Democratic Senators and a 334 to 88 seat Democratic advantage in the House! The Liberal hero presidents we all so admire, like JFK, LBJ and FDR all had significantly larger congressional majorities when they passed their landmark pieces of legislation than President Obama.
In 1965 when Medicare was passed LBJ had a 68 seat to 32 seat majority in the Senate and a 295 to 140 majority in the House! Compare that to President Obama's 60 seats in the Senate when he took office, with seat number 60 being Joe Lieberman who became the president's biggest enemy because of his hawkishness on Israel. Then we lost even that by engaging in the same uninformed petty carping that we're doing now!
SO stop flappin' and start flying! WIN AGAIN IN 2014!