This has been a tough year. Unemployment was 9.7% in January. Ten months, billions of dollars, and heaps of undeserved Democratic self-congratulations later, unemployment is 9.6%. Nearly 15 million Americans are greeting the holiday season without a job and with little hope on the horizon for 2011.
Not all is lost, though. Change is coming to Washington, and if there is hope to be had, that hope lies with the humbling of Democrats in Congress, and a president who continues to misconstrue the meaning of “bipartisan.”
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, here are ten political developments that bode for a better 2011, and for which we can all be thankful.