in 2009, 2010 and into 2011 the news was blanketed with horror stories of job loss, bankruptcies and foreclosures. for two years the u/e rate averaged 10%. there were enough victims in this to have swung the election results state by state. or perhaps we can assume, like the country and western record played backwards, they all got their families back, their houses back and their jobs back, and then out of gratitude voted obama back in. if only he at some point had given a speech expressing his personal anguish over the hardships people were facing. fdr did this repeatedly with his fireside chats. and for precedent purposes he was a democrat. instead what do we get, obamacare and cash for clunkers.