If the word “tsunami” was used to describe the 2010 midterm election, I am not sure what we are going to call the 2012 election. Maybe an earthquake? A revolution?
Listen to this:
(1) 17 percent of Americans say that BRA is on the right track. 15 percent of White Americans say that BRA is heading in the right direction.
(2) 51 percent of the political class say that BRA is on the right course. 84 percent of mainstream voters disagree.
(3) 6 percent of Americans say that Congress is doing a good or excellent job. 46 percent of Americans say that Congress is full of corrupt eunuchs.
(4) 63 percent of Americans oppose giving African-Americans special treatment in hiring. 10 percent say affirmative action has been a success. 69 percent of Whites oppose affirmative action.
(5) Obama is headed toward a landslide defeat: he is losing to Mitt Romney in Michigan and New Hampshire.
“For all the talk of a closely fought 2012 election, if Obama can’t turn around his fortunes in states such as Michigan and New Hampshire, next year’s presidential election could end up being a GOP landslide.”
Not that we celebrate this. It is not like Mitt Romney or Rick Perry is going to fix the problem.
We can see that the force that it is driving all this is a spectacular crisis in confidence in White America. The Tea Party is only the most visible, organized expression of this sense of doom and gloom. It goes much deeper into other sectors of the White population that have nothing to do with the Tea Party.