"Partisan polarization" Its been like this since dubya, and I never saw the republicans or anyone else do a damn thing to quiet it down.
" Racial polarization" probably less so than the 1990s, at least people have confronted it now. Remember the race riots of the 1990s, Rodney King?
"Nixonian politicking" Which has been the standard since McGovern lost. How would have Mitt Romney stopped this?
" The budget deficit The size of the national debt" Thats always been a problem, that everyone talks about and no one does shit about.
"The US credit rating" partisan political knuckledragging in congress, Obama didn't do that.
"The loss of property rights The loss of legal rights The loss of free speech" As compared to what? When was the last time we really had them. While Obama is certainly not going to give them back, most of the rights crushing acts of this generation were made under Bush admin. Can you find me one politician who is going to scale back the surveillance state.
"The overall abandonment of liberty International weakness Defenselessness against terrorist attacks"
And how was Mitt Romney going to balance "fighting terrorism" with "preserving libertey"
If anything the unmaintainable wars seem to serve only the interests of defense contractors and don't actively promote US security.
While Obama certainly isn't great, Romney's plan was to further expand our military footprint, buy more extremely expensive naval ships we don't need, and run up cost of military hardware which is not contributing to anything but an unbalanced budget.
"The extraction of greater tax revenue from the people" by "the people", you mean "corporations, and insanely wealthy"
I could take issue with most, if not all of these, I want to single the 14th point out especially, because, to be frank, don't you think the Constitution is a tad overvalued considering it was written by a group of slave owners?