The thing that drives me crazy about comments from Smitty and others on this site about Obama (especially) or virtually any Democratic policy since the advent of Faux News and Right Wing dominated Media is that...
...if you took off the party labels, changed a certain President's skin color, and just examined without bias virtually EVERY POLICY enacted since 1990 you'd find that they were centrist at best and conservo-plutocratic in the main. The only exception being gay rights.
And no, you don't get to ignore that in a time of economic expansion, Cheney said Reagan proved deficits don't matter. And yes, Clinton was the biggest deregulator of the financial industry. And yes, unions are neutered. And yes, we've raced toward the bottom via globalization. And yes, Obamacare was the best option put forward from a Conservative "Think Tank". And yes, we're about to be the largest producer of oil/gas in the world. The list goes on and on.
So, if the conservo-plutocratic ethos is essentially a FACT for approaching 30 yrs. I have two questions for the Smitty's of this world:
1. Why aren't you ecstatic about your policy domination for all these years? You won. Why the angst?? Which segues to...
2. Where is the economic and cultural prosperity those policies promised us? You've been driving the bus for decades, why are we sitting on the gravel shoulder with the hood up??
Again, I'll wait for the answer you never seem willing or able to provide.