I for one will never forget how, after little bush stole 2000, then took 2004 with a forced deck, the fate of our nation seemed doomed. A cabal of greed-obsessed chickenhawks and their posse of witch-hunters and flat-earthers had effectively told the rest of us that democracy was dead, and that they called all the shots. The majority of our representatives in DC had rolled over and played possum. I spent some time looking into the ins and outs of emigration, because I didn't feel that, as a socially compassionate free thinker, I was safe or welcome here anymore. When President Obama promised "hope" in 2008, and backed it up with assertiveness and dignity not seen from the Democratic Party in the entire 21st century, that really resonated with me then, and it still resonates with me today. Bill was very effective in reminding me in this segment why the little bush administration was such a depressing time in my life, what we're in store for if Money Boo Boo manages to rig this election, how much President Obama has brought this country forward and why he deserves our vote, and how critical it is that we support the progressive candidates down-ballot who stand between us and the pluto-theocracy the teabillies, evangelists of redneck churchianity, and 1%ists would turn this country into.
I don't know, though, if I'd agree that the last four years have been a break from "bizarre Bible-thumping bulls**t". little bush gave them a taste of this power, and now they are rabid for it. They're going to scratch and claw at every scrap they can get at this point. I only hope that, outside the sphere of the corporate-dictated M$M narrative, a growing majority see it for what it it is.