But there is one really big flaw in the Progressive's thinking. He loves to tax those who take advantage of capitalism and become successful so he can redistribute the money, but at the same time has a really bad habit of wanting to over regulate everything in the private sector to the point it stifles economic growth cutting his own throat. The Progressive tends to be an arrogant bastard. Look how he became so brazen to support the shoving through of Obamacare when the majority of the people didn't want it.
Since FDR every stinking bureaucracy created has become an over-bloated boondoggle that look nothing like what they were sold to the American people when they were first created. Every last one of them needs serious reform or ended but you won't find a Progressive agreeing with that because in their arrogance that would mean they would have to admit failure. All these programs have become burdens on the states and at the state/city levels programs are getting cut because they can't be sustained.
Because of this weak economy those college students that fell for all that hope and change crap have since graduated and can't find jobs. A lot of them aren't liking the change and see a dismal future ahead. The fact that recession is lingering and job growth is strangled by the rules of ObamaCare and anti capitalistic policies that have poured out on the left may be good for Democrats, since the number of those eager for benefits increases. But Detroit is the poster child that tells ALL it can't go on forever.
So in a Progressive's arrogance or should I state ignorance, whatever, he sees Republicans being blamed for the shutdown. Oh foolish one. This isn't the 1990's. And the reason the Republicans found a backbone is because of the countless calls they have received by their constituients which include Republicans, Independents and even some Democrats to stop the feckless spending.
If I were a Progressive, I'd be real concerned over the number of so called Reagan Democrats that are very angry with Obamacare and how it violates their religious rights. A good majority of them tend to be Catholic. Just last month nuns from the "Little Sisters of the Poor" filed a class action suit against HHS over Obamacare forcing them to directly or indirectly support the contraceptive mandate that violates their beliefs. And there are numerous other lawsuits that are similar currently working their way through the system. Yes, it will be the arrogance of the Progressive that will be his downfall.
By the way exactly what it the goal of a Progressive? I remember progressives used to call themselves liberal until liberal became a dirty word and couldn't win elections.