Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup
I bet if the conversation was today about Obama, the conversation wouldn't be much different. How sad is that? What is lacking is someone who has the intestinal fortitude to actually lead and do the things that need to be done, but the country keeps electing idiots (in either party).
Right you are. The US has not been particularly well served by it last five or six presidents. Reagan vastly increased the national debt and cut taxes on the wealthy leading to the enormous concentration of wealth in the top 10%. Bush Senior mirrored Reagan's polices. Clinton was more interested in chasing pussy than using his office to actually do anything constructive. Bush Junior involved the US in a disastrous and unnecessary war that completely destabilized an already unstable era; and presided over a disastrous collapse of the financial sector that could have been avoided if he had bothered to propose proper regulations on the banks. Obama's greatest achievements were getting elected as a Black president and introducing partial health care reform and then basically achieving nothing for most of his term. And now the US has the Dumpster. Just when you think American politics can't go lower it proves you wrong.