The 2010 mid-term elections:
It's bad out there. And I don't mean in terms of Democratic losses. The badness is the misinformation and confusion and lack of clear thinking on all sides - especially on economic issues.
Oddly enough, one place where clear declarations of the problems is found over at FrumForum: The Middle Class Hits a Dead End
. At Salon, Michael Lind is one of the few that sees Why center-left parties are collapsing
(his reasons: free trade, open borders, multicultural, corporate-friendly).
The timing of the economic melt-down made it harder for Obama to lay the problems at Bush's doorstep, but he didn't articulate a vision particularly well, and it gave the Republicans new life. So now we can look forward to muddle and lots more anger