The idea of voting for Democrats to teach Republicans a lesson is absurd.
As Congressmen and Senators slink out of Washington and back to the communities that sent them there, the rest of us brace for the onslaught of ads, editorials, and desperate acts that accompany every election. Despite new election law that makes it more difficult to unseat an incumbent, further gerrymandering of Congressional Districts, and a historical 90% reelection rate, the Democrats have a realistic chance of taking control of the House of Representatives and an outside shot at the Senate. Evidently, this is a serious enough possibility for the Republicans to actually pass legislation supported by their constituency and a majority of the voting public. This is a brilliant strategy because it points out the problem facing the electorate in November. To vote out Republicans, you must vote in Democrats. For this, they close the bars.