All the local advertising is full of mud slinging, name calling, and false associations so it's definitely time for an election. Some things are different this time. The language is very divisive. Every politician is wearing the flag lapel pin. It's somehow a requirement ever since Obama was heavily criticized for not wearing one to protest war. The Tea Party has changed from a protest of bank bailouts, mortgage derivatives mess, and debt monetization into some sort of brand. TeaParty.org doesn't say what the Santelli rant did, and people are noticing.
And this song, "My Country, My Ass" expresses the general sentiment, and it's angry. . . with a country rock twang.