The confluence of the extreme recession and an articulate black coming along to lead the nation?
That, along with the media finally realizing and shining a light on the financial insecurity of the middle class?
We have already discussed the differences in thinking, I think that conservatives see these issues as co-mingled.
We have seen one of the first re-writes many times. The huge lie that TARP was Obama's baby, and even that TARP was a bad thing in and of itself. That money has been paid back, with interest.
Now would I have liked to see banks charged credit card level interest for the taxpayer money they were able to use? Sure.
As a stand alone, though, it was probably one of the best things President Bush did in his two terms. It was right up there with his speech right after 9/11.
[Not a very high bar.]
So those and the fear, fear of people with that darned ol' brown skin.
And that they can't get past slavery. It is the same regardless of which site you are looking at, the degree is worse here...but it is like life stopped for a century and half, isn't it?
You would think that Jim Crow, the migration north, the on-going denial of education, the beatings, the skinheads... none of that has broken through for them as white entitlement, as impacting self-loathing, and creating violence in minority neighborhoods based on drug trafficking.
And why some 90 yo yahoo from Texas gives a shit about gang killing in Chicago is beyond me.
How did they get so emboldened to overcome the sti... (