Originally Posted by Ransom Stoddard
This is what is wrong with politics. How about our elected officials take some accountability and fix the problem rather than find a way to make the "other side" look bad. Obstructionist policies, from either side, prolong the problem and further divide this country.
Of course that is what is wrong with democracy but it has been going on for more than 200 years. Do you expect it to stop because O got reelected by a small margin and nearly every House republican was reelected by a bigger margin?
Boehner wasn't even oppposed in his reelection bid. Do you think he learned some lesson? He is wildly popular in his own district as most of the House members are. That is the only approval poll they care about. And they can do better by being the 'good parent' and letting the Dems say no.