Ah yes, the liberal intelligensia is trying VERY HARD to make Obama's Regime the Next FDR, replete with a new Great Depression Permanent Crisis to get Government to hook Americans into dependency. What they remember from history is that FDR'a innovations radically and permanently altered the relationship of the people with the Federal Govt. All your description is a definition of Federal Government as it existed from 1789 to 1933.
What Obama wants is the next step in that evolution: Handing power to the UN; controlling the energy sector and socializing the healthcare sector; tax rates back in Carter era levels.
The Tea Party movement and the rapid negative reaction to the Obama agenda is an indicator that this times it's different. What we need to understand is that any policy innovation has to survive 3 tests: 1. The test of getting affirmed by candidates for office. 2. The test of passing legislation. 3. The test of permanence, when it doesnt get repealed.
We may have to spend the next 10 years fighting to clean up the messes made NOW by the bailouts, ObamaCare, etc. But the fight we wage needs to be focussed, specific and have a clear agenda in mind: Defeat and repeal these 5 key elements of Obama's agenda: 1. Higher taxes. 2. Bailouts and takeovers 3. Obamacare socialized medicine 4. Cap-n-trade energy taxes 5. Out of control deficit spending. Walking back the rest of American liberalism will take more education and activism than is available in this CURRENT EMERGENCY. Focus on defeating Obama's agenda as the #1 goal and you will have a achieved a victory as important as Reagan's election in 1980..
If we are as successful in fighting against stampeding Marxism in the next ten years as we were fighting against creeping socialism in the last 80, I’m afraid all is lost. Maybe my proposal is not the answer, but I’m convinced it’s going to require something much greater than business as usual.