And how did you feel when those same folks voted for George W. Bush twice? It's easy to say that voters are dumb(and sometimes they are!), but I was responding to Reality Speaks assertion that "half this country will be voting for term limits, an amendment outlawing Obamacare, and a balanced budget as the law of the land."<quoted text>That just goes to prove that "those same voters" didn't learn squat, or couldn't learn squat or can't admit that they were in error or they had some koolade left over or whatever.
If half the voters wanted to, they could have voted out Obama in the last election. They didn't. While it's true that Republicans won the House, they achieved that by gerrymandering voting districts. Without that, they would have lost the House, too. This does not bode well for the Republican party.
"Normally we would expect more seats in Congress to go to the political party that receives more votes, but the last election confounded expectations. Democrats received 1.4 million more votes for the House of Representatives, yet Republicans won control of the House by a 234 to 201 margin. This is only the second such reversal since World War II."
"Confounding conventional wisdom, partisan redistricting is not symmetrical between the political parties. By my seat-discrepancy criterion, 10 states are out of whack: the five I have mentioned, plus Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Illinois and Texas. Arizona was redistricted by an independent commission, Texas was a combination of Republican and federal court efforts, and Illinois was controlled by Democrats. Republicans designed the other seven maps. Both sides may do it, but one side does it more often."