Beyond that, it's the use of tsunami metaphor throughout the article. It is attractive to this writer becuase the tsunami represents such AWESOME POWER. Just like this democracy that is supposedly sweeping our great earth. Wow, man.
I guess there are two things that bother me. One, it seems lazy; a rhetorical convenience to grab onto the current news event to make a point no matter what. The second thing is that to draw this analogy is to ignore that the tsunami was actually a DESTRUCTIVE force that tore families apart, ruined livlihoods, and destroyed homes. Is that what democracy is??