Spain: Ruling Socialist party faces prospect of "humiliating", "crushing" defeat

May 22, 2011

General view of the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on May 21, 2011 during a protest against Spain’s economic crisis and its sky-high jobless rate. Spanish youths furious over soaring unemployment kept up their week-long protest movement on the eve of local elections expected to deal the ruling Socialists a crushing defeat. (Getty Images)

Is anyone surprised?

MADRID (AFP) – A wave of nationwide protests against soaring unemployment and the economic crisis overshadowed local elections in Spain on Sunday in which the ruling Socialist Party faced the prospect of a humiliating defeat.

The same thing will happen here in the US in 2012, with the socialist-in-chief bleating about another shellacking.