Don't worry gb, the electorate of every country gets shafted in one way or another, come election time.
Just look at the UK. We took the bait hook line and sinker with the creature Blair......AND he conned us all long enough to get re-elected. He lied, cheated and smarmed his way through what has turned out to be the most incompetent (and in my opinion corrupt) government the UK has had to endure in years.
You know the recent rebuff to our PM regarding action against Syria? That all stemmed from the sexed up dossier instigated and approved by the creature Blair and his spin machine. It not only fooled the British Parliament, it went a hell of a long way towards convincing your Senate.
Years later, billions of dollars and pounds down the drain and many many dead on each side of the pond, the MP's weren't going to get fooled again.
Of course, they WILL be fooled again one day, as memories are short in politics and patriotism can be manipulated so easily, but for now we seem to have no stomach for Blair tactics or anything that resembles such a con.
So there but for the grace of god in some respects, but it must be said that you have some real and sinister weirdos in your corridors of power at this moment in time.
I sincerely feel for all (the vast majority probably) of you who are shouting at the TV screens but seemingly unable to do anything about it.
The lunatics have taken over the asylum, it would seem.