I wish I could be so optmistic. What happened in recent elections, especially in New Jersey, is just a warning of things to come. The election of Chris Christie signalled an anti-government, anti-union, anti-public sector employment wave of hysteria that will sweep the midterm and next presidential elections. Republicans, since Nixon in 1968, have known what buttons to push to capture middle-class voters. From "law and oder" through national security and now anti- taxation and anti big government, their strategy has worked. It will not be long before the America that Bush and the like have always dreamed of returning to--that is, pre-Progressive period America--will be a reality.
Jersey City, NJ
Nov 10 2009 - 11:07am