A five part series on the actual role of the Democratic Party in post Reagan America.
Being a progressive Democratic voter is kind of like being a fan of a certain baseball team that begins it's season with the hope and promise of a winning year and winds up in the cellar by mid-summer. The Reagan administration was the start of the Republican's serial economic assault on the middle class. The two Democratic administrations that were elected after Reagan occupied the White House have not provided the kind of transformative change that could undo the massive cumulative economic damage that each succeeding Republican administration has done to the middle class in the name of their "free" market philosophy.
There are several reasons for the lack of really transformative change that will be covered in this five part series, but, at this point, let's just say that each Republican administration has taken our country further to the right and given corporations, the Banksters and Wall Street greater say in U.S. economic, national and foreign policy than any mere voter could ever hope to get. The only real fix for the above would be for each Democratic administration to take an equally sharp policy turn to the left. That hasn't happened and the middle class is becoming the underclass.
Listen to Show 42, an audio presentation that accompanies this intro by clicking here.
Next: Part One, The Reagan Years-The Raw Deal (FDR in reverse)!