Tuesday, August 09, 2011

What's Coming Down The Track?

Sometimes, the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.
It looks like 2012 is stacking up to be a watershed election where officeholders will be tossed like fruit salad.
Problem is...well, Dems were just ousted in 2010. But Republicans were just ousted in 2008 and are the targets of much anger in the nation right now.
It's no slam dunk to say Dems will take back the House (altho I've been maintaining that since early this year.) And it's unlikely the GOP will retain control of the House AND capture the Senate this year.
That doesn't leave a whole lot of options. The time may be right for an insurgent leftist movement to begin to form (listening, Working Families Party?) to reinforce progressive and liberal values in the minds of the electorate and offer a calming alternative to the insane-stream nonsense of Teabaggers.