1) The people are rejecting both parties.
2) All recent elections were rejections, not affirmations.
What the election really shows is not that the parties can’t agree — Democrats and most of the GOP leadership finally agreed on the bank bailouts, for example — but that the American people will not accept the policies that leaders in both parties prefer.
In 2006 and 2008, the population voted no-confidence in the Republicans on the war and the economy. They have just now presented the Democrats with another resounding a no-confidence vote. What makes the current situation intractable is the fundamental reason for these serial failures.
It’s obvious !
American political parties are mostly bank accounts. What you are told is the voice of the people is usually the sound of money talking.
If you want a happy ending, you probably shouldn’t follow our system too closely in the next few years.
A few things to note… the two Presidents who added to the debt at the quickest rate were GW in first place and Reagan in second.