Voters are disgusted with both parties. Disgusted with rEpublican obstruction and disgusted with dEmocratic inability to overcome the obstruction.
|Maggie Haberman of Politico: Time was, a politician with approval numbers well below 50 percent was in deep trouble come Election Day. But in politics, 40 has become the new 50. Last's week election saw a slew of unpopular politicians get elected or reelected despite approval ratings in the mid or even low-40s. It's in part a product of voter disgust with both parties and a race-to-the-bottom political climate, in which both sides nuke their rival early and often and public opinion of Congress and institutions is extremely low.|
While there have been politicians in the past who have been reelected with weak approval ratings, the spate of tight races with people with a net negative favorable ratings was unusual this cycle. Instead of punishing the candidate who goes negative first, voters have become inured to the idea that both of them will. And approval ratings are no longer a reliable indicator of electability.
In "today's politics, the hyper-partisanship and the huge campaign spending, has permanently warped our old understanding of political norms", said Republican pollster Bill McInturff, of Public Opinion Strategies. (11/9/14 AT 11:39 PM EST).
This is good news in that it shows how stupid the rAbble is. Instead of voting for more dEmocrats that would give them the goodies they desire, they vote for rEpublicans who are eager to hasten our country down the road to oligarchy.
And because of this our country drifts closer toward that goal. The Randian goal of continuing to steal the wealth of the Middle Class and transfer it to the uber-wealthy. And enslaving the stupid Poors and paying them low low wages. Then we won't have to outsource to low wage countries, because the US will be a low wage country!
Low wages for the undeserving and HIGH wages for the deserving. Deserving folks like Lying Lester. Hurray!