When the Democrats finally recovered political control in 1932, they were determined to hold on to it. Their strategy was to blame the financial collapse of 1929 on "big business," and to paint the Republican Party as the enablers of big business. In contrast, Franklin Roosevelt, a blue blooded aristocrat and disciple of British Marxist, John Maynard Keynes, was portrayed as the altruistic friend of the common man.
This charade served the Democrats well for 20 years, despite Roosevelt's flagrant disdain for the rights of the common man and his economic ineptness that extended the depression – and the common man's misery – for 10 more years. If World War II had not resuscitated the American economy, we would still be in Roosevelt's depression.
In spite of his dismal failure and the catastrophic failures of his protégé Lyndon Johnson, the Rooseveltian mystique still lingers on 70 years after Roosevelt's death. It is stoked by a persistent Democrat mythology that indoctrinates the faithful with contra-historical fantasies about Frank Roosevelt and contra-factual fantasies about his legacy.
The Democrat Party still insists Republicans are for "big business," (a straw man that no longer exists). And Democrats loudly proclaim that they are the last remaining hope for the working man (a commodity in such short supply that Democrats have to import them from Mexico).
The mystique of Roosevelt's legacy is nothing more than pure Marxist hogwash. It is a wild eyed exercise in wishful thinking and a distortion of economic reality. But it is not without purpose.
The Capitalist formula for wealth creation is basically:
Ideas + Money + Machines + Labor = Wealth
Marx singled out "Money" in the equation as an evil entity. His solution to rectify that imagined evil was to assign sole responsibility for wealth production to the least contributory addend in the equation – Labor. Labor = Wealth is, of course, an unworkable recipe, and it's application can only result in the creation of a coterie of elite commissars who control the economy and the people to their own aggrandizement.
Though Marx himself did not understand what he was doing, he inadvertently handed neo-royalists throughout the world a ready made formula for the oppression and plunder of their own people. Democrats from Roosevelt to Obama have understood that basic fact, which is the reason they have pandered and continue to pander Marxism.
Unfortunately, by removing "Ideas" from the Capitalist formula, such efforts are, as they have been every time they've been tried, doomed to miserable failure. Democrats, however, are apparently incapable of grasping that fact.
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." – Abraham Lincoln