Well, well, well! I’m happy to be wrong. At 9am UK time the USA had given control of Congress to the Democrats, with the Senate still in the balance.
This, I think, goes deeper than party lines. It’s a message from Americans that they’re back. They’re thinking about national issues, even world issues, and voting without extreme partisanship on the way their government does business.
This can only mean one thing: Americans have emerged from the collective mental illness the USA’s been suffering from since 911, marking at last their re-engagement with reality. The chances of Iran (and the PDRK) being invaded just receded. The Iraquagmire will not improve, but at least it’s been recognised as one. And George W Bush will, finally, be generally regarded (not just by Europeans and academics) as the worst president in US history.
Americans… WELCOME BACK TO THE WORLD!