January 11th, 2012

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Random musings on the elections

My overall impression is that we are in a very strange and volatile place wrt the election, and the traditional correlations about jobless rate, "are we heading in the right/wrong direction," approval rating, and so forth may or may not hold. A lot of the traditional GOP voting base is, for the first time, deeply suspicious of Wall St and the wealthy. This does not mean they love progressive policies. To the contrary, a core animating belief against "government regulation" by conservative populists is that the wealthy will rig the DC game to favor themselves and trample the rest of us.
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