This election wasn't just an election. It was a SUCCESSFUL REVOLT against a totalitarian government.
The jury may still out about Barack Obama, but whoever or whatever he turns out to be, he can NEVER be America's new dictator. His powers will be extensive, no doubt. His mandate was real, but the mandate was less to get "him in” (Hillary would probably have been just as good), than to get a "Dictatorship form of government out"!
And by God, that's exactly what we did.
During these last eight years, President Shoe (I mean President Bush) probably had more power than any President in American history. And of course, like all "temporarily" successful dictators, his power came from fascist terrorism.
The Bush/Republican neocons almost certainly engineered 9/11 to terrorize the American public into abject submission. And once they got their hooks into our Constitutional Republic, they began to systematically obliterate our Bill of Rights, our environmental protections, our educational systems, and even our health protections, etc., etc. You already know the agonizing list.
In short, they had basically limitless power and they knew exactly what they wanted to do with it (remember, the neocon cabal was planning their coup d'etat for years before the year 2000 stolen election). Indeed, the black heart of these last eight years was a marriage in hell between the elites and the neocon traitors who NEVER answered to or represented the United States of America.
Their agenda was to totally undo the moral/rational legacy of FDR and to declare total war on the lower and middle classes. This continued; of course, uninterruptedly during the 2006 deem congress of traitors, forever proving to us that we have a ONE party system of dem/pug puppets of national/international multi millionaires and multi billionaires.
Or to say it historically, the near totality of our government were and are simply "tentacles" of the vampire rich “Haves” (we already know who the “Have Not’s” are, don’t we?)
For years it looked like our government and planet were doomed. It looked like the treacherous, unAmerican neocons were systemically taking over EVERYTHING and that you literally took your life into your hands if you stood up to be counted as a survivor, patriotic American.
Bush referred to our Constitution as "a piece of paper" and the blizzard of fascist lies were rarely challenged. The Greek God like elites started money cow oil war after oil war to feed their infinite greed.
All bets to the contrary, pinhead George was succeeding where his grandfather, Prescott Bush had failed. It's now fairly common knowledge that the Bush Family was fairly tight with Hitler, and that Prescott Bush actively tried to engineer "his" coup d'etat for the Nazis in America during the 30's. This is all ho hum historical fact, so debate here is a waste of time.
FDR squelched it, however, and the US had to await Georgie Porgie for a second shot at handing America over to the fascists (and yes, many of them STILL are literal Nazis).
So during these last eight years America has been teetering in the balance. Would the neocon slime manage to trash American into corporate fascism, or did there still exist a "water table" of passionate Americans who would somehow undo an elite-dictated totalitarian country?
Also, not to forget, the mounting and gruesome evidence that the fascist elites are putting into place a literal genocidal attempt to "cull" the working classes. Examples? Well, there's many, but a brief sample would be that poisonous foods are now everywhere (no governmental controls anymore), nearly totally dismantled environmental protections, no significant monitoring of the pharmaceutical giants, Bush's cold blooded murder of New Orleans by systematically allowing the levees to fail -- the list goes on and on.
Add to this the elite agenda that the lower and middle classes are better cattle or dead, hence they have under funded out of existence America's former cutting edge in science and the dumbing down of American education (many the best students used to want to "come" here -- now many of them want to "leave" here).
The point is simple. The point is that the elite spider web is now EVERYWHERE in America and it's a spider web in which working class Americans are the struggling flies.