I want to revisit a "dynamic" that I've addressed several times in the run-up to the mid-term elections and again in this post yesterday: For all of the fulminating and chest pounding about change, Republican voters have re-elected the very leadership that helped George Bush drive the economy into a ditch and subsequently was responsible for losing the White House and both seats of Congress.
This is a leadership absolutely bereft of ideas, whether it is now to reduce the deficit or create jobs. This is a leadership that already is promising to continue the kind of obstructionist politics that frequently paralyzed the 111th Congress while scratching Wall Street's tummy during a time when Main Street was crying out for relief.
As I noted yesterday, people didn't vote for or against a broken system on Tuesday, but rather for or against candidates, most of whom depend on that system's perpetuation for their own survival.
Is there an explanation for this bewildering state of affairs?
Please don't hand me any crap about these clowns being sent back to Washington with a big pat on the back because they're not Democrats. Because if that is your argument voters have not only gotten the leaders they deserve, but they are as willfully stupid as those leaders.
Have at it, but please be nice.