Experts and analysts and pundits are still sifting through theories to explain last week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia congressional election. There is probably some truth to all of them, from the continual right wing movement of conservatives to Cantor's lack of connection to the voters who once elected him.
But one member of this editorial board suggested last week that perhaps Cantor's defeat was due to an electorate that accurately sees a Congress that is incapable of doing its job, that has indeed chosen to do nothing in order to keep power and current campaign contributors, and the electorate is sick of it. And I think he's right.
This frustration has been building, but it's no surprise that it had eluded pollsters.
Folks are finally realizing that large numbers of elected officials of both parties in both houses, especially leadership position holders, are committed to doing nothing, are entrenched in a whole culture of doing nothing.
Why in the world would any of them expect to be re-elected? It'll be interesting to see if any of them notice before their next election.