Sunday, September 19, 2010

Has America gone mad?

Extreme right-wingers who, ordinarily, would not get elected to the PTA are winning as the country goes into one of its periodic fits of political insanity

By Rupert Cornwell
The Independent

(Left: Sarah Palin)

"What on earth is going on? These days, a grounding in clinical psychology is probably of more use than a PhD in political science in determining the mood of the US voters ahead of November's mid-term elections. But whether or not the country is experiencing a collective nervous breakdown, last week's batch of primary results have established one thing beyond doubt – that America's electorate has never in modern times been angrier, more volatile and less predictable than now...."

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