You can pretty much put their campaign on a tweet and have some characters to spare…The challenge is because folks are still hurting right now, the other side feels that its enough for them to just sit back and say, ‘Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault.’ The good news is, the American people generally agree with our vision. If you just put in front of them, issue after issue and you present the Democratic approach and the Republican approach, we win.”–
- U.S. President Barack Obama at a campaign fundraiser outside of Baltimore.
First off, people don’t really like either party and since both parties are corrupted, its lying to say Americans like one more than the other.
As for his comment on the economy, this is what I have to say:
In reality, Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama are to blame. This also includes all people in the corrupted government like the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve (like Ben Bernanke and Allen Greenspan), heads of SEC (some of them in this time period), heads of the CFTC (some of them as well), and Congress itself. If theCitigroup Relief Act was not passed in 2000, Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 were not passed (deregulating market of derivatives), if the Savings and Loans market wasn’t deregulated by Reagan, if Buckley v. Valeo (1976) didn’t say candidates could spend their own money, if there weren’t problems in McCain-Feingold (2003), if the Supreme Court hadn’t decided in Randall v. Sorrell (2006) that Vermont’s campaign finance law unconstitutionally hindered the citizens’ right to free speech, if the Supreme Court hadn’t decided in Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. (2007) that issue ads may not be banned from the months preceding a primary or general election, if the Supreme Court hadn’t struck down the ‘Millionaire’s amendment,’ which “attempted to “equalize” campaigns by providing that the legal limit on contributions would increase for a candidate who was substantially outspent by an opposing candidate using personal wealth” in Davis. v. Federal Election Commission (2008) then maybe the economic crisis wouldn’t have happened, or have been so severe and definitely less corruption would have occurred in the political system. The movie Inside Job details some of these circumstances. I feel that it is a systematic problem that caused the economic crisis, the second great depression.