The election is barely over and House Speaker John Boehner is already spinning the results. He says the re-election of a Republican majority in the House of Representatives is a mandate for not raising taxes on the so-called job creators.
What Boehner leaves out is that, unlike the Senate and presidency, state legislatures manipulate House district boundaries to protect incumbents,.
In the 41 states that don't use independent commissions, states just redistricted mostly along partisan lines. And many states with commissions allow the two major political parties to dominate membership and protect incumbents.