It's certainly possible that a Romney Administration may not put into place policies that foster such aspirations, but it is clear that the Obama Administration has no desire to.
Obama wants a populace content in it's class with the ultimate goal to have but two: One dependent entirely upon the largess of the Ruling Class AKA Him and his appointees, and the other the self same Ruling Class.
No doubt he will find some room to carve out a special sub-class for the appartchiks needed to keep the gears of the State moving.
How can Obama foster an environment to encourage upward mobility when he has made it clear that he believes the class at the end of the upward curve is evil?
In truth he will do whatever
it takes to retain power, but should he win re-election, all democratic bets are off.
It has nothing to do with race but it will be quite ironic that the promise of the first black president turns out to be the reality of the first president to fundamentally defy democracy.
To the extent that he has a core value beyond satisfaction of his megolmania, it truly is to transform America, and his vision of a transformed America is quite different than that of the majoriuty of Americans.
I well appreciate that the foregoing smacks of the rants of a lunatic fringe, and maybe I'm a member of that fringe without acknowledgement, but this smells a lot like the Nixon years. The meglomaniacal Nixon was thwarted by a very public punch to his gut that sent him reeling, and, perhaps, a private recognition that his his hunger for power was placing his love of country in jeopardy.
Who knows? I'm certainly not an apologist for Nixon. Despite all the assanine assertions that Bush (or any other president for that matter) was our worst president, it is abundently clear to me that Nixon holds that dishonor.
The worst president allows his or her lust for power to challenge our Constitution. Nixon came close and so, I predict, will Obama if he wins re-election.
Maybe, but so were the critics of Nixon labelled...just not by the Left.