Change Again?

Daniel Henninger notes that there is a worldwide “throw the bums out” trend. In Japan, the UK, and here in the U.S., it isn’t a good time to be an incumbent. As for the U.S., he observes:

In the U.S., political handicappers are predicting heavy Democratic losses in the House next November. This just four years after ending GOP control of Congress in the 2006 elections and two years after sweeping into office Barack Obama and his Democratic partners.

His take is that this is a revolt against indebtedness, caused by the orgy of spending and the silent creep of entitlements and accompanied by a squeeze in payroll taxes. Ordinary voters are left with the sense that no one is really responsible for the whole mess. So, he explains, “national electorates are attempting accountability by voting whole parties out of power.”