People who do not believe in global warming do that because it makes them feel comfortable - not because it is fact. It happens over and over again, with evolution, global warming, more guns make you safer etc. If a scientific fact doesn't fit into your narrow world view, then just find some pseudo-science that is created to support your view and the argument is over.
People don't believe in Global Warming because they have a micro view of the world, and they believe if they accept one thing the other party does it means there whole ideology is flipped on its head.
Evolution is a whole different story. Its impossible to disprove a god. Because if god is outside our spectrum, basically in science, out side the the system, then it would be impossible to prove God or not. Just because something like evolution is proved, doesn't mean it disproves God, it could just mean is a tool used by God and we are just to ignorant to accept that. So this is why i don't really have a hard line on God, because i can't disprove or prove, because the basic concept of God can not be tested in normal science. All you have to do is say, "God created science, and we are discovering his methods of the world" So now no matter what you can't disprove god, even with accepting evolution or not. This goes back to the fact people just don't want to change there views they had for a long time, because they fear there whole thinking will be wrong, which it isn't. One thing does not discount all others. The world isn't that black and white.
It's called gerrymandering.
Control the State Legislature at the right time and that party gets to redraw Congressional Districts to that Party's advantage.
Politics sucks... when it's about raw power, and not governing together.
Yep, this is why when people on political talk shows say, "Well Obama has 50% favorable rating, and Bainer has 30%, he should use that to his advantage", well that is a national poll, and Bainer only has to be concerned with his 2.3% population he represents, in that sample, he might be 60% favorable.
So yea, the president is always in a tougher spot, he can pressure people who have seats in contested areas, but in locked up republican or democrat, that is mute.
Honestly the problem is, most people want government to work like the modern world, fast paced. It wasn't meant to be fast, it was meant to be a slow thoughtful process.