- Seattle, Washington
If Lyndon Johnson had been President for the past four years, we would have had a massive jobs program to fix our crumbling infrastructure (which the Republicans blocked). We would have had a public option for healthcare (which the Republicans blocked).
We would have a graduated income tax (which the Republicans blocked.)
If Obama is the Cowardly Lion, the entire Republican Party is the Wicked Witch. They are bought and paid for and have absolutely no sense of democracy or justice.
The Republican Party is a malevolent force in America.
Along with that, many of the “disfunctional Democrats” you mention
are, along with their Republican counterparts, in the pockets of corporations. For corporate interests, Bluedog Dems are doing a fine job, thank you.
It is tragic that the worldwide hope that swept Obama into the White House has been dashed.