Please, Mr. Farmerman. Don't you know you should not be "conversing" with me? Mr. Setanta, the resident Fascist has descended to the adolescent use of pictoral graffitti. What you may not be aware of, Mr. Farmerman, is that Mr. I cleaned Mr. Setanta's clock thouroughly a few years ago and now he is practically urninating on himself in fear when he sees my posts. Why else would he try to censor me?
With his massive intellect, Mr. Setanta could embarrass me completely by showing just how wrong I am in my ideas. But, as he and Joe from Chicago discovered, they cannot defeat my ideas so they descend to adolescent tactics to silence me. They have adopted the tactics of the Nazi Goebbels, who met with German Editors every day and told them what to print and how to slant the news.
But, I must really respond to your post.
First of all, you seem to be unaware that the US has a tradition of listening to and reading extremists. They usually don't last too long because they appeal to a fringe element.
Father Coughlan, in the thirties, was a Roman Catholic Priest who had a large audience. He was also rabidly opposed to "evil" corporations and preached Antisemitism. His views fell by the wayside when the pressures of foreign events became all important.
FDR's brain trust were duped into extolling the virtues of Soviet Russia and Joe Stalin. If they had been allowed free rein by the American people, they might have taken us to the far left much sooner. They were, of course, aided by the Depression when many looked for any solution to the downturn.
I do not think that Mr. Limbaugh will realign his rudder to become more in line with the (apparent) new direction that the party will be steering. He is primarily an entertainer and, secondarily, an ideologue. Many of FDR's "brain-trusters" never swayed from their attachment to the Soviet Union until the cold war started.
We shall see how President Obama leads the country. I will confidently predict that if the economy has not materially gained by 2010, the Democratic Party will lose dozens of seats. It will be Bill Clinton-1994-deja vu.
Even more ominously, the Democratic Party and its leftward direction may be shattered if the prediction of Vice President Biden comes to fruition. You will recall that Vice President Biden held that President Obama would be seriously tested by the enemies of the USA in his first year. If, God forbid, a nuclear device is triggered in an American city, the American people will not forgive the President's inability to keep us from harm.
We shall see, Mr. Farmerman.
You may not wish to answer this post. I do understand if you are also, like Mr. Setanta and Mr. Joe from Chicago, unable to engage in a test of ideas.
I can tell, from your avatar, that you would not, like they, shrink away in fear, unable to respond.