People voted their bellies. Half my neighbors in my middle class area voted for 0. I couldn't believe it when I started asking people why they voted the way they did. They didn't want their unemployment or other benefit checks cut off. Seniors want their entitlement checks to keep on coming. Those with kids didn't want to see the special needs money train get derailed. That, coupled with an absolute disdain (fear?) of having any kind of intelligent conversation about anything other than stupid television shows or sports teams, and we have a recipe for the disaster that is in office right now. It's not just the young people who are brainwashed and brainless...it's their parents and grandparents as well.