I'm another Brit with a long-term interest in America and American politics, and joined DU in 2004, when Blair 'n Bush were going strong.
I agree about Osborne, and then there are such people as Gove the Education Secretary, who looks like a fool, talks like a fool and by golly he IS a fool. And Lansley the disgusting ex-Health Secretary whose main ambition was to sell off the NHS to the highest bidders, oops I mean to reform it. We thought there could be no one worse. Then Jeremy Hunt replaced him and proved us wrong. Then there's Iain Duncan-Smith the welfare-cutter who once co-authored an article with Rick Santorum; Nick Clegg the human weathercock; and ruling them all, or rather lazily leaving them to their own devices as he struts around looking important, the arch-twit David Cameron.
But even that lot seem almost sane compared with Romney 'n Ryan!