Imagine what would have happened if John McCain or George W. Bush had been president, instead of JFK, during the Cuban Missile Crisis? – well, you can’t because you and we all would be dead now. The U.S. lucked out, having a rational president at a time of crisis. Imagine what would have happened had FDR not been elected? – well, you probably would be dead because what little is left of America would be living under a Nazi regime (and not because of WWII, but simply that the U.S. would have gone either communist or fascist as a consequence of not dealing with the Great Depression).
Now imagine the 2008 financial crisis had happened in 2005 (the bubble merely bursting a few years earlier) and Dumbya would have been president during the whole time? Well, you probably can’t imagine that either because you’d have starved by now (unless you had a safe foreign refuge you could have escaped to). But fortunately Dumbya and his band of Repug crooks were on the way out, leaving Obama with the job of “shovel brigade”, cleaning up after the elephants and just barely saving us from the disaster the Repugs created.
The U.S. has managed to survive the worst crisis but, more by luck than wisdom of the American public, we put a responsible person in as president instead of some bullshit flack Repug. Unfortunately there is too much chance we’re about to finally blow it. Luck eventually runs out for everyone.
Don’t think we’re still not in crisis. The banking sector is totally out of control (since the Repugs blocked all reform), still making wild proprietary bets and driving up the notional value of derivatives above even before the 2008 crisis. The fact is another burst bubble is coming. And with Mittens as a totally non-insightful fool, having already further wrecked the U.S. budget with another 5T$ to the rich, we simply will not have the ability to print enough money to bail out Wall Street yet again.
So American public, your painful ignorance will finally sink you. You don’t bother having the intelligence of a flea or the knowledge of a fungi when it comes to this election, so you’re going to get exactly what you deserve.