OK we're a little confused. If the last election was (yet another ) election about change, then what kind of change are we looking for? To wit:
We accept being groped by minimum wage GED recipients at the airport, yet we are up in arms over loud snack packages.
We are fine with 10% of the population sucking 90% of the wealth out of the country, but we get upset if someone tries to encourage people to use less destructive and expensive modes of transportation.
We go along with having our houses repossessed on a whim, and even given back to us and repossessed again, but we hit the barricades if someone tries to vote off a mediocre dancer from a TV show.
We tell all the pollsters we want politicians who look out for the little guy then elect politicians who don't have a problem with putting families in the street.
We stop our racist attacks on the president only long enough to say they aren't racist.
We allow Glen Beck out in public.
Now, we'd be the first to admit that we don't always attend to the nuances of our fellow citizens' arguments, nor are we adept at cogitating out the minutiae of complex policies, but given that caveat we still have to say America, WTF?