And I didn't say Obama had a mandate, just pointed out the similarities. And I've already pointed out the problems many people had with voting. Maybe Republicans will try harder next time to suppress the vote. And it's already been mentioned that the fact that Republicans lost few seats (if any) was because of gerrymandering by Republican state legislatures.
Originally Posted by cprenegade
I will admit though that the Democrats in Maryland, at the least, gerrymandered Bartlett out of his seat. I would like to see independent commissions set up districts after the next census.
Although the Republicans won 55 percent of the House seats, they received less than half of the votes for members of the House of Representatives. Indeed, more than half-a-million more Americans voted for Democratic House candidates than for Republicans House candidates. There was no split-decision. The Democrats won both the presidential election and the House election. But the Republicans won 55 percent of the seats in the House. This seems crazy. How could this be?
To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough, and morality enough, to cut off the chain of hate. ~~ MLK