Not so sure -- we're not out of crises yet! There is always the one critical, end-of-the-country, gotta keep the man in power crisis that can be used to set aside normal political succession.
A single term ago, it would have been totally laughable if you suggested the government take over auto companies, even to the point of firing chief executives.
A single term ago, it would have been unthinkable, to predict that the government would dump billions into select corporate coffers to "soften" the economic downturn.
A single term ago, no one would have believed you, if you said it possible that our government would be run primarily by un-confirmed, extra-Constitutional 'czars' with power that reached into the lives and business of almost every American.
So while I agree with your point about not carrying signs that in any way can be put into the media with spun context, I shudder at the naivete that says, "When it comes time to leave, 0 will leave."
But the dems were saying the same thing not too long ago.
I’m just pointing it out.
And I would also like to point out, obama is not being able to do all this because he forced his way into office or somehow managed to seize control. Americans chose this. Your neighbor elected him. Your friends. Your relatives. People you know and work with. Obama is not the enemy. He is just its latest face.
To not call them nazis is not to understate the danger. It is merely saying ‘they are not nazis’. And this is true.
In 8 years, no matter what happens, obama won’t be in office. You can look back on it then and say ‘oh yeah, I was deathly afraid and thought he was a nazi dictator but that Prodigal Son guy said he would leave office...’
I’m not even worried about it. He doesn’t have to stay in office. Do you not see? Most Americans pretty much want some form of nanny state. They’ll elect the next socialist and the next one and the next one. Republicans will become ever more socialist in nature and our platform will be simply ‘we’re not as far left as the other guys’. Actually, it already is.
And freepers will keep harping about the ‘socialist Europeans’ as if nobody has farted in our elevator. We do the same thing in that respect ‘Sure, we know America is really far left nowadays- but at least we’re not as far left as the Euros so we’re goochie!’. For too long we have relied on the idea that there was something intrinsic about us that was better than the Europeans. ‘Oh, the Euroweenies are just morally corrupt and weak, that’s why they choose a socialist nanny state. Would never happen in America. Americans value freedom too much.’ But when Americans choose it, it’s some dem conspiracy. Relying on that argument is to hide from the truth.
Do you not see?
It’s not obama. It’s the average American.