I've not really been paying much attention to US politics, other than to note that Americans in general do seem now to have realised that their President really is just another politician with a nice line in speeches
. But it's starting to look as though the midterms next week are going to be something of a thumping. Partly this is because there's nothing more an electorate likes than to be angry and disappointed, and partly because although Obama ran as a post-partisan centrist, he's actually presided over an even more bitterly divided polity than before. Be that as it may, lets have a little pre-election punditry
from the might P.J. O'Rourke:
This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship. And let’s not hear any nonsense about letting the Democrats off if they promise to get counseling.
That's the spirit.