Thanks to the Progressive Jihad on American civilization, we are at a point where the economic failure of the USA is almost a guaranteed certainty. S&P knows it, PIMCO knows it. And the Middle class suspects it. Gas >$4 a gallon BECAUSE the dollar has been abused by the Federal Reserve and Progressives (including Dubya) People vote with their wallet and while to most its murky how the declining dollar and loss of our credit affect Main street it is apparent to people who produce and consume that something is amiss. In 2012 we get to run against ObamaCare, Reid and Pelosi again (remember when she blamed Bush for gas being 2.3/gallon and promised to do better?) and the result will be the same...a total ass kicking, Dems lose another 75 seats, half their remaining statehouses school boards and dog catchers... and there's not a fucking thing Obama can do about it. Thankfully, the number of people who make a living and loves this country is slightly greater than Democrat Interest Groups.