Wayne Beach thinks that, if predictions are accurate, the electorate may have gone stir-crazy.
I refer, of course, to the phenomenon of a captive developing an irrational sympathy for his or her kidnapper. Having made good on an early announced intention to block the president at every possible turn, the Republican-controlled House has effectively held the country hostage for the past four years. In the process of trying to exact its ransoms, it has shut down the government, threatened default on our debts, given a lasting stain to our international reputation, blocked proposals for infrastructure improvement that could have created new jobs and demonstrated a sweeping refusal to deal with climate change.
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