That hopey-changey thing took a kick in the gonads yesterday as America gave Obama a monster drubbing at the November mid-terms. He had perhaps picked the worst time ever to try to turn the USA from a tenaciously independent conglomeration of self-sufficient wealth generators into a jaded European-style Welfare Republic. But it's not just Medicare that's angering the septics; it's the whole QE Ferdy and Freddy Chinese goods derivatives trillions and tax thing that's putting the needle in. When a septic feels his way of life is threatened, he stocks his larder with bacon, beans and cheez whizz and buys a gun. Right now, a record number of guns are being sold.
Wall Street and Washington have failed Springfield, and what's worse Springfield's going to have to bear increased taxes for about a hundred years to pay for it. And, to use the vernacular, they're pissed.
Andrew Neil's tour de horizon of the Tea Parties earlier this week confirmed that it's Tea Parties plural, a protest movement agglomerating at local level, self-defining, but with one tremendous and simple unifying tenet - that Big State America must be stopped in its tracks. And Amen to that.