Now, as we look back on an amazing election, the naysayers are waiting for the new president to stumble. One obstacle they seize on is what’s left of the economy. How will he ever fix things? How, indeed? Same way the fix was done last time Republicans left only wreckage behind.
Easy. Step in and mend everything they trashed: the falling-down bridges that FDR had built, the banking and lending system, more oversight of FDR’s Social Security, a fairer deal for veterans, land set aside away from developers and cattle people out West, rescue the Forest Service from timber interests, and so on—and on. Maybe even a new transportation system, now that GM has finished with the one they took over. Perhaps while the progressives are at it, they could patch up the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution.
— Allen Thomas