by Endymion, Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 01:50:37 PM EDT
I keep reading, everywhere I go, that voters are angry. And that's true, for what it's worth. But I keep reading as well that this is News, and that makes me bloody furious.
It's ridiculous. Voters are always in a foul mood. Congress especially is always universally loathed. There's nothing special about voters' opinions this year vs. any other year, except that this year "voter are in a foul mood" is The Story.
It's important that we know The Story, of course, because that's how the history books will understand what's going to happen. But don't expect The Story to give any insight into how to win. What we're looking at is a deficit economics election, not a voter discontent election.