In the 20th century, FDR wrote;
For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace: business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me – and I welcome their hatred.
Written 73 years ago, one can be excused for thinking it was written during Obama's reign. (Feels good writing that. Black man reigning. Keep on keeping on POTUS. They are unanimous in their hate for you - unfortunately they fail to see the source of their hate.)
#The American People as fox or double minded gop would say “seek escape from personal terror and anxiety, a direct result of their [g.o.p] greed and selfishness under the guise of 'let the free market alone'.
They want the peace that comes from the security of living in homes they can't afford, driving cars they have no business looking at and safety for their savings (in case they ever get round to actually creating and putting away for a 'rainy day' - premise here being; it's the thought of saving that counts.)
They want permanence in their jobs so they can continue to make the minimum payments, a fair profit from their enterprise, something masquerading as work, to distract them from the reality of their finances.
They want peace in the community, the peace that springs from the ability to meet the needs of community life: schools, playgrounds, parks, sanitation, highways, those things which are expected of solvent local government. They seek escape from disintegration and bankruptcy in local and state affairs.
They seek fairer wages, an end to long hours of toil, and the elimination of wild-cat speculation.
Since the Bush administration, this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Eight mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences, Fox News, G.O.P, Palin, Oreaaally? Limba the druggie or Beck the alcoholic strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent. Woe to the government that wants to 'spread the wealth' [as if that would make a change to their multi-million dollar pay packages] all the while the people they are claiming to represent are living from hand to mouth. Just existing really. Lives of quiet desparation.
The former administration, piloted by Darth Vader [someone give him a heart of flesh and shut up his spawn] gave them lip service and they lapped it up. You had an entity like J. Bolton a lesson in what not to grow up into pushing a confrontational agenda that only succeeded in alienating the rest of the world.
Little wonder they feel the way they do toward POTUS. No one has pressed that reset button yet. Hopefuly progress made shall cause a few to take a moment to reflect on what's actually going on instead of what fixed news writers determine they should hear and think.
One only need to take a look at POTUS' face to see how much older they've made him. ...and the vitriol continues. Got your back albeit from way back here but i shall leave you and your family's safety in the capable hands of the Secret Service and GOD.
It still angers me beyond consciousness [a bit like the fainting goats phenomena. I start reading an article and just 'black out from $tupidity unbecoming an american - Doc said i can no longer watch fixed news. Something about need to control my pressure] how they start some $h1t and yell PEACE when the manure hits the proverbial ventilator. They love to return with, 'just because i don't agree with his principles' or some other inane rhetoric (which in any other civilization would get them certified)to rationalise their filth.