Speaking a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago last night, President Obama attempted to explain the “several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House.” Obama cited the Great Compromise of 1787 as one of the problems. The Washington Times,
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said.
“The president also blamed “demographics” for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats “tend to congregate a little more densely” in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress.
“So there are some structural reasons why, despite the fact that Republican ideas are largely rejected by the public, it’s still hard for us to break through,” Mr. Obama said.”
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