This blog was founded as a way for me to make notes on the phenomena of a certain kind of political narrative: the anticipation of disaster precipitating political change.
The great examples in American history have been 1860 and 1932 -- the Civil War and the Great Depression/New Deal. Long-entrenched, reactionary political power was overthrown and new ideals and institutions were put in place.
For anyone with sense, George W. Bush was a disaster waiting to happen. The policies were so bad, that consequences were sure to follow. And, they have. The political storm has begun.
It is interesting, though, that the news media continues to resist. Even though Bush is a manifestly bad President, many commentators seem to want him to do well. (Heck, I want him to do well, or, at least better; I just do not expect, at this late day, that he will do better.)
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser ... [Media Matters]: "Bush poll numbers keep dropping; media figures keep predicting 'rebound'"