Rush Limbaugh states that the most expensive commodity in America is ignorance. What is even more disturbing is willful ignorance.
Jay Cost at Real Clear Politics shows us this graph:
Despite all the evidence, facts and history showing the Democrats (Jimmy Carter and the Democrat controlled Congress of 1977, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Bill Clinton) and groups like ACORN (Obama's parent organization for his "community organizing") are the parties responsible for this financial disaster, the polls show that the public supports those who brought the crisis to the fore.
Perhaps this is a carryover of what Basswood Research found two years ago.
Some time ago I wrote that we are all cursed by Congress with inefficient toilets that flush 1.6 gallons that do not adequately flush and therefore waste my time as I wait to be sure that there isn't a,well, liquid disaster. So, we have a Congress that can't get flush toilets right, but the electorate trusts them to get the economy right.