Is it a question of giving up? Americans feel they have no say in government. The majority believe the American dream is dead and that their children will not be better off than they were. People are tired of spinning their wheels and getting no where. For the average person, the issue then becomes how much energy do you expend working to change an unchangeable situation? Basically how much time do you spend hitting your head against a wall when no one in power cares what you think, what you believe or how their policies impact your life? There comes a moment when you simply turn inward, keep your head down and protect your family.
Perhaps this self-imposed isolation is more of an indictment of the Obama Administration than the failed economy, which contracted in the first quarter of the year ( Obama blames the weather, man can’t responsibility for anything negative), and infantile foreign policy (how many world leaders simply laugh at POTUS who even classlessly cow-chewed gum throughout the DDay remembrance ceremony). The average American is completely disengaged with its government. Right now Americans are simply in survival mode.
We will see what happens after the midterms. Yet, for a Republican majority to happen, the GOP has to work towards attacking Democratic incompetence. Instead the Republican political elites spend more time trying to beat up on the Tea Party for fear of loosing their cushy-do-nothing jobs. Far be it that someone in the world points out the truth of GOP leadership incompetence. Their specialty is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I do not hold out great hopes for November.
Sadly, even if the GOP does take both houses of Congress don’t expect a turn around in Washington DC behavior any time soon. For that to happen the leaders of the mealy-mouthed Republican party would have to come out swinging against an imperial, ineffective and malignant President. That would actually take some balls and unfortunately it appears that the GOP of late has been self-emasculated.