Originally Posted by DaytonIllini
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.
I expect it to stop when the voting public figures out that the people we elect (and pay) to represent us are--in general--a bunch of self-serving nitwits who rarely back up their promises with actions.
And I mentioned neither Obama nor Boehner, so I'm not sure why you felt the need to interject them.