The signs of a pendulum swing just keep on coming. I’ve tended to watch the bigger events, like the defeat of Berlusconi in Italy, Blair’s immanent downfall in Britain and recent trebling in the Republicans over the potential loss of CA-50, Duke Cunningham’s can’t lose district.
Equally fascinating ‘micro’ indicators are being thrown up by a few other bloggers.
The quirky kvatch sees; Early Signs of Desperation in the Nutsphere, the increase of pathetic blog attacks by the bottom feeders of the right.
I guess we owe these cretins some thanks for this sign that all is not going well for them.
Mike at Born at the Crest sees signs in the tabloids: Bush Marriage Breakup!!!! Strange days indeed when the bottom feeders of the media turn on their own, and a certain sign that the pendulum has started swinging.
I am still inclined to look to the wider picture, if only because of the grief caused by Bush camp followers, my Australian Prime Minister Howard and my apparently ill timed conservative PM Harper.
If all goes forward according to current signs our Mr. Harper could well find himself just a little lonely out there as the last of a dying breed.
John Howard’s Australian Liberal Party, which is about as conservative as they come, is sinking like a stone in the polls. Like Bush’s administration, Howard has been faced with one blunder after the next.
Of course people will endure and excuse a lot so long as the economic perceptions are optimistic. Never mind that life is a struggle, if the indicators suggest potential for something better then voters will stick with it. The thinking always seems about as real as spending next weekend’s big lottery win.
But the economic outlook is no longer positive. The spin has spun and the potential windfall has evaporated like the smoke it always was.
I was tentative, hopeful, but tentative before. I do believe now that those signs and wonders, predicting the end of a morally and ethically bankrupt cycle are becoming more trustworthy.
In the end there is only one poll that counts, so here is looking forward to some exciting election results over the next couple of years. The attack of the wingnuts is a more than acceptable sacrifice to endure if the result is some political sanity.