After one far-left term of Jimmy Carter, America was ready for a conservative candidate. They thought they got it in Ronald Reagan. However, the Gypper was a former Democrat, former governor of California, and a divorced ex-actor.
Around 1980, Reagan was described as a Manhattan liberal. The Manhattan Liberal Club was founded in 1869 as a general forum for political ideas. Emma Goldman and other socialists often frequented the club around the turn of the last century.
In spite of his campaign promises, Reagan did not decrease the size of government nor did he decrease government spending.
George H. W. Bush, former VP for Reagan, served four years and popularized the phrase "New World Order." He lost to radical leftist Bill Clinton, a former protester of the War in Vietnam.
Clinton was forced to rule as a moderate in 1994 as the mid-term elections gave the Republicans a majority in both houses of Congress for the first time in several years. Clinton's National Healthcare Plan was defeated by Congress. This was the first time a president attempted to allow the federal government to control our healthcare.
George W. Bush took the reins in 2000 and busied himself with fighting radical Islam after 9-11. The Patriot Act, a serious encroachment on our right to privacy, became law.
In 2008, America descended into Hell and elected Barack Hussein Obama to not one, but two terms of presidency. But the way was paved for Obama starting in 1972.
To get some of his laws around Congress, Obama writes an unprecedented amount of Executive Orders, which is clearly a bastardization of their original intent. He appears also to have the US Supreme Court in his back pocket; they had clear chances to eliminate ObamaCare and gay marriage, but opted not to. With the passing of his National Healthcare Plan, the US government now controls our healthcare. Joseph Stalin would be proud.
American culture appears to reflect the type of president currently in office. A few examples will suffice. The early 1960's were the Camelot years when John and Jackie and their two lovable kids were in the White House. Life in America almost mirrored Father Knows Best.
The terms of Richard Nixon saw the rise of the anti-hero in movies, like Dirty Harry and Billy Jack. Rock music often reflected some bitterness.
Saturday Night Live started during Gerald Ford's watch. He was a joke. Ford's campaign slogan in 1976 was "Whip Inflation Now."
Jimmy Carter's incompetency lasted just four years and America attempted to cover it up with music, like classic rock, punk, and disco. Afternoon Delight came out when Carter took office.
Reagan's two terms reflected his persona of 'somebody's crazy grandfather.' The 1980's music scene was one of zaniness where people jumped up and down on the dance floor and called it 'dancing.' Silly movies-Porky's-were plentiful.
The music that was popular during the presidency of Bush #41 was Grunge. Enough said.
Clinton's era was that of boring boy bands or girl bands. Giveaway shows, such as Oprah's, proliferated. Bill Gates, liberal mega-billionaire, became a pop icon.
George W. Bush took office after a slight disagreement on the 2000 election results, leaving opponent and inventor of the Web Al Gore out in the cold. Al later became an embittered environmentalist.
Bush #43's eight years were dumbed down. Reality TV became the norm, along with inane sitcoms, like Will & Grace. The music scene was forgettable.
Obama's eight years have reflected his bitterness, lack of morals, hatred of Christianity, abhorrence of capitalism, and racism. This president could be the beginning of the end for America.
Today, mass shootings are rampant, mindless sex is the norm, cheating is expected (Tom Brady), political correctness is the new religious doctrine, murderers on death row are wept for as millions of unborn children are tortured and snuffed out, and too many Americans turn up their noses to opportunity and instead, opt to suck the teat of the US government.
Today, marches and riots are held to honor gangstas; whites are despised and wrongly thought to be "privileged." If a good Christian talks about God or Jesus Christ, he is thought to have committed a hate crime. Cops are going berserk and are beyond brutal; some are murderers. Military maneuvers in the southwest region of America are thought to be directed against those who love the US Constitution.
Big Brother government is spying on average citizens in America and in foreign countries in a way that puts George Orwell and his classic, 1984 to shame. Nihilism is coming into vogue, the government is dumbing down our children's education (Common Cause), and illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico, are streaming across our southern border and taking over southern California and much of the Southwest.
Many public schools are teaching that alternative lifestyles-gay couples-are 'normal,' gay couples are shown kissing on television despite the fact that children may be watching, and transgenders are the new sexual alternatives.
I do not know how we are going to clean up America. I have no idea how our children and grandchildren are expected to pay for today's over-bloated federal government. And when Americans lose Christianity, along with the ideas of improving ourselves and of having eternal life, I don't know how we will handle that, as it will be a catastrophe of immense proportions