ignore propaganda video.
To answer the actual thread title:
Are democrats the party of government? Yes...both partys are.
Government can be a good thing, if functioning properly. What the video you point out shows is broken aspects of government.
Government of, by, and for the people. We elect and eject them. We get the government we deserve and every 2 years, we have a bloodless revolution.
The problem is, we are broken..we are without consensus.
Lets take some examples of the propaganda video you have put down:
1) Transparency. Actually I agree here. Obama has failed in his idealistic promise of making glass house transparency of washington. There is not
much defending here and he needs to answer for this. Comparatively.
2) Healthcare. This was a weird promise to begin with. Short sighted...cspan discussions and negotiations? that only invites people to do absolutely
nothing except cater to the camera verses actually talk. No opposition would want to be on camera seen talking and negotiating...I mean, yes, back in
almost any other administration since the dawning of the republic, it was seen as statesmenlike to negotiate and deal with the other side..but the
right is now fully compromised. Anyhow, it happened the only way it could..shut the cameras off and you snip away the posing by the opposition..and a
chance of actual discussions. This was a good decision for Obama..the initial idea was stupid to turn legislation into a reality tv program.
3) Universal healthcare concepts..ahh, the single payer system...popular with almost 80% of the public...and shot down by the right. -sighs-. Well,
one day we will grow up and join most of the world and raise our health care systems integrity. Until then, the best we can do is basically just tell
everyone to get insurance (mandate). This is not a failure on Obama, this was a denial by the opposition party.
4) Half a trillion out of medicare: Of waste. And incidently, this was a page directly lifted from the Paul Ryan plan for medicare. non issue. This
removed excess spending to insurance..aka, it is corrupt money. This is a bold faced lie to say it came directly out of the health care of medicare
when it actually was trimming the fat for savings
aka, this was fiscal conservativism at work...the right is now rallying -against- fiscal conservatism..they demand fat, they demand waste. keep this
argument though, it amuses me when "fiscal conservatives" scream at someone cutting waste from programs.
5) Premiums. Lets see a wider picture first to understand this
Although the mandate has yet to kick in (the thing thats meant to bring the cost down), you can see a very tiny slowdown right around 2009/10. This
demonstrates a willing slowdown by the insurance companys. However, the bigger picture that this graph doesn't show is that with laws already in
place, people with pre-existing conditions are now on insurance, millions of new people now currently covered, not to mention the young adults still
covered by mom and dads plan.
6) Single payer system again. And again, shot down by the opposition...for reasons unknown. I guess we need to keep people health in this nation a
commodity for profit verses a staplemark of the greatness this country can offer. America proving that it is -not- the "greatest" nation. in regards
to healthcare...we barely get a passing mark...that not even good. You can look at repubs for this one. The argument here is a desire for single
payer...the left and independents like this plan.
7) Its a tax: Only if you choose not to be covered under healthcare and can afford it.
I am stopping here (halfway) because videos like this are trying to create a narrative without any actual context. you can pick words from a bible and
make it seem like jesus loves murdering people.
Here is the simple facts for you ops:
=The internet works. people can (and do) research the actual context. This is something the right is unaware of, which is weird, because they figured
out how to make youtube videos
=The alternative to the broken promises is a promise to make the intent of broken promises worse...aka, vote for a weak god or a strong devil.
= Obama is constantly polling ahead of Romney in swing states according to conservative blogs...because the right is focused on Obama's broken
promises..but have only opposite direction to initial promises to begin with..people will hear of a broken promise, but then ask what the other guy is
offering...and this is the final result:
People would rather have 4 more years of Obama's broken promises, than 4 years of Romney's kept promises.
Its not enough to destroy one sides message..you must have your own message..tearing down is easy..but the right has yet to build anything.
oh well, 2016 is up for grabs.