We avoided the awkward spectacle of a President losing the popular vote but winning the Electoral College. However, a similar misalignment of popular will and electoral results exists in the House of Representatives. Conservatives who want to claim that the sizable GOP majority in the House constitutes a mandate for obstructionism should take note: Democrats won more votes for the House than did Republicans this year. Any way you slice it, more Americans wanted Democrats representing them in Congress.
So why do we have two more years of Speaker John Boehner? Gerrymandering. Thanks to GOP control of state legislatures, redistricting has spotted Republicans 29 seats in the House.
Oh well, Dems. It's always our job to work harder.