Author: Chris Maisano

CHRIS MAISANO is a public librarian, a student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a member of the New York local of Democratic Socialists of America. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Rip It Up and Start Again

The curious thing about the 2010 midterm elections is that their results were totally unsurprising and highly illuminating at the same time. They were unsurprising because they confirmed what we all expected would happen. The voters who propelled Democrats to power in the two previous elections in 2006 and 2008 stayed home. Voters dissatisfied with the status quo turned out in droves to support the party out of power as the economy plunged into its worst crisis since the Great Depression.