Americans want to vote the bums out — even though they voted the bums in. One scholar says that's the result of "almost a tribalistic attachment to party."
WASHINGTON — Hey, fed-up Americans, here's a scary thought after the dispiriting spectacle of the government shutdown: You're the ones who sent these members of Congress to Washington, and they really are a reflection of you.
For all the complaints about Washington, it was American groupthink that produced divided government in the past two elections and a Congress that has been tied in knots lately.
John Adams, who would become the country's second president, wrote in 1776 that legislators "should be in miniature an exact portrait of the people at large."
Let's see how they vote in 2014....
They sure won't be voting for republicans, that's for certain. The RNC has tapped into a vast wellspring of hatred around the country.