Quote from Blinking Spirit »By what other metric is efficacy evaluated in a democratic system?
How about what they're actually getting done once they're in office? Which isn't much.
You and highroller seems to be focusing solely on the fact that they're getting elected. Winning the race is like a job interview, it just gets you into a position to do work, which they aren't doing. Republicans lately seem more interested in fighting Obama and spouting rhetoric than actually accomplishing anything of measure.
There's plenty of blame to go around though. I think the majority of us are generally dissatisfied with both parties. I certainly am.