You don't respond in kind. Your first comment to me was an unprovoked response because you were upset that I called out FDR for being a racist. You are offended...as your continued comments show...that someone told the truth about someone you worship.
What does "his leadership was driven by racism" mean? Those are your words, so you'll have to define what you mean by that.
Pay attention, son, I'm educating you: FDR interned American CITIZENS...and took their property without compensation (we call that "stealing")...because they were Japanese.
FDR also nominated a former member of the KKK to the Supreme Court: Hugo Black.
FDR, while undersecretary of the Navy under avowed racist Woodrow Wilson's presidency, helped Wilson and his policy of resegregation of the military.
FDR used the word "ni**er" in personal correspondence.
A good portion of the New Deal was to secure the black vote, which had been overwhelmingly Republican up to that point, and it worked by FDR pandering and mailing out a million+ copies of photos of Eleanor Roosevelt with black Americans in the White House, for example.
It's foolish and ignorant to suggest that FDR wasn't a racist. He was a Democrat at the height of segregation and Jim Crow. He treated people differently based on the color of their skin, and that's the definition of racism. Was he a member of the Klan? No. But was he any champion of civil rights? Not even remotely. He was a typical DEMOCRAT of his day, and typical DEMOCRATS were much more racist than typical REPUBLICANS of his day.
Judged in the context of his time, he was a racist. It doesn't matter that many other people were, too.
And if you had reacted like a rational, reasonable adult, rather than as a screeching banshee that someone dared say the truth about someone you worship, you could have avoided all of this. But, like everyone else, you're all or nothing, with no in-between, and anyone who says anything negative about anyone must mean they hate EVERYTHING about them.
And that, son, is juvenile, irrational, and ignorant.
FDR was a brilliant wartime president, and his speech to Congress on Dec 8, 1941, is one of the greatest speeches ever made in history. He was a gifted orator. Allowing Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton to prosecute the war, without meddling, is why we turned the tide of the war, on both fronts, so quickly. But he was a TERRIBLE domestic president, and his record shows it.