Originally Posted by AngelinIsRich08
Haha. I read that same poll too this morning, you forgot that only 31% support the democrats. Both are in the shitter because nothings getting done.
Now you are starting to understand. The House will continue to whiplash between Republican Party and Democratic Party majorities as long as nothing gets done. The "Throw the Bums Out" works against whatever party holds the most seats.
In the 2012 elections, it is the Republicans who have the most seats to lose when the bums are thrown out.
You seem to think that 21% approval rate for Republicans, 71% disapproval for Republicans is fine, as long as only 10% more folks approve of the Democrats. Think again.
The math is simple. There are a few hundred seats that are solidly held by both parties, and are safe in 2012. There are also about 70-95 House swing seats that are in play in 2012. These seats have been flipping between both parties in the last few elections. Republicans currently hold the vast majority of these seats. If the voters throw the bums out, it will be Republicans who lose these seats as they flip yet again. Just like it was Democrats who lost these seats in 2010, and Republicans who lost them in 2008.
See how the "Throw the Bums Out" becomes a revolving door? Learn from history, especially when it repeats itself with such clear and regular patterns.