Well, isn't the world a strange place. Just when it seemed like the Supreme Court had rigged our electoral process so the rich couldn't lose, and when it seemed like the reward for the Republican's disloyalty was going to be total control of the government...
Six months ago it was all about the "runaway budget." The ever-compliant press was helping Republicans convince more and more people to accept their malignant fantasy that the real problem we were facing was too much government, and that the answer was to let the rich take even more from the poor than they already had in the last decade or so. And who better to carry out that task than a ruthless corporate destroyer who wasn't afraid to inflict pain on others to accomplish his goals.
And then along came #Occupy Wall Street. Sure, for months, they seemed like they were helpless when it came to really changing things, and could do nothing more than engage in impotent protests. The Republicans pretty much ignored them, when they weren't ridiculing them, and assumed that they were a bunch of shallow weaklings who would melt away when the weather got bad. And of course, as the Republicans expected, the protesters were unable to move one intransigent legislator to give a damn about anyone but the rich people who paid for their elections.
But a funny thing happened before the press got tired of the #Occupy movement and started ignoring them. These seemingly weak people succeeded in something that no one expected them to accomplish-they changed the terms of the debate. Their 99% mantra was so simple and so obviously true that the whole Republican obsession with the budget has been pretty much forgotten, and instead more Americans every day are concerned about the rape of the country by the hyper-rich.
All of a sudden, a corporate vulture worth a couple hundred million dollars doesn't really look like the best person to get the country out of our problems. And as the national perspective is changing, simultaneously Mitt Romney is sewing up the Republican nomination through the lavish expenditure of rich people's money
Well, a lot could happen in the next ten months. The Republicans could find a way to really devastate the economy and make Obama unelectable. The massive injection of corporate funds into our electoral process, thanks to a Supreme Court packed with corrupt Republican Justices, could destroy Obama the way it eliminated Newt in two weeks.
But maybe...just maybe...we are seeing the seeds of the most crushing Republican defeat the country has ever known, as people finally come to understand how insane it is to turn our country over to a rich sociopath.