This crap is exactly why I have always been so vehemently opposed to the 17th anti constitutional amendment.
It was popular vote snake oil sold under the banner of empowerment and all it did was strip power from the states. Here in Michigan the GOP holds a huge majority across all 3 branches of state government but Detroit, Flint, and Ann Arbor elect Levin and Stabenow over and over again.
Prior to the 17th a senator who attempted to override the desires of the state could be removed by the legislature. Today the state wants one thing but “our” senators do exactly the opposite.
Its also important to note that the GOP holds all 3 branches in 24 states. The democrats hold all 3 in 13 states. The senate should resemble the nation but it doesn’t.
Bingo. The freepers claiming it's a north vs. south battle in this country with "liberal yankeeland" have it wrong. States like Indiana certainly aren't "liberal". Rather, it's an urban vs. rural battle for the culture of this country.
If you live in El Paso, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Memphis, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Charlotte, Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc., the local government and electorate is overwhelmingly Democrat and liberal.