That's what the conservatives said when the progressives fought for women to have the right to vote. Let's face it, the conservatives have been against every economic, and social advance in America for the last two hundred years, and that hasn't changed !!!
Constant low volume. Paper is being pushed, and in that sense it is being manipulated. You can't have a terrible economy created by a socialist/progressive President, because at a time when the economy stinks, the Progressives are sucking more money out of the private sector that would go to capital investment, consumer spending, and real growth in the economy. Obamamoto is shrinking the real economy, not expanding it.
If you try to expain that without the emotional terms against Pres Obama, you will fail. The Pres isn't socialist, and I would say progressive, only in the sense we are making progress in healing a country that almost failed and defaulted (thanks republican ideas and spending out of control). He is a most conservative, for core American values, humble, honest, kind, and good man.