We Americans as a people have stopped thinking for ourselves, much less governing ourselves. Nearly all of us have joined one of two hostile ideological hive-minds which exhaust themselves screaming shallow slogans at each other and are unable to see that common ground is even desirable, much less to seek it. So we savage each over which set of shallow ideologues should do our thinking for us. Why not think for ourselves again instead?
"I actually believe in (income) redistribution-" Obama
Those who continue to maintain the fiction that President Obama is a centrist, well within the mainstream of American political and economic thought, need to reflect upon this 1998 statement by the current president: