First the Republican's: It will be interesting to see some meaningful proposals for addressing our dismal GDP growth and high unemployment. If they think they have a winning strategy by simply continuing to attack the president, I think they are in for a rude awakening in 2 years. I'd like to hear some serious proposals addressing increasing the demand in this country for goods and services, stopping the continued decline of our global competitiveness, and the improvement of our public education system (which is dreadful). I increasingly see the Republicans as the party that could care less about the growing gap in wealth and ownership in this country.
Now the Democrats: If the Democrats do not organize themselves and improve their message, they will continue to lose seats. Why don't they explain that the public AND the government cannot de-leverage at the same time? (Which the republicans don't want to acknowledge!) Why don't they explain that public and private debt are not equivalent? Why don't they show the factual charts from the 30's and 40's that show the relationship between Debt and Debt per GDP? (which would be VERY helpful in explaining our current predicament). Why don't they explain the importance of Debt per GDP? All these can be explained in terms simple enough for the "average Joe" to understand.
Our current government and the state of our politics is really pathetic.
I won't even address the Tea Bag party - to the extent that it's a single entity. They claim to be constitutionalists but they need leadership that has, at least, read the document (and maybe the Jefferson/Adams letters!).