I wasn't particularly surprised that the Republicans took over the House. But, I AM a bit confused. I can't figure out why so many senior citizens voted against their own best interests. The only thing I can figure out is that they believed the idiocy that the Republicans were trying to pass on as truth - that Obama was going to cut Medicare to the tune of $500 Million, which is a big fat lie. As a matter of fact the seniors delivered themselves (and me) into the clutches of the very people who want to do away with Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid, etc., and hand them over to private entities. The whining and complaining should begin shortly after January 1.
In my county, it was reported that a majority of the people who voted early in larger numbers than ever before were over 50 - most were WAY over 50, and lo and behold, they voted the county wet! Go figure. It's a good thing they did. They are going to need a drink or two a day after January.
Is it possible that there are that many old people in this country who are suffering from Dementia?