“It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It’s not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber.”
– Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), in an exit interview about changes in Congress.
I don’t think the people have gotten dumber. The politicians have gotten meaner and ruder. The voters aren’t left with much when they head to the polls.