"It's unbelievable that an "old white guy" like King is still around and gets reelected year after year by folks who ought to know better."
The above statement is a hybrid between the rationale of the wife-beater who yells, "You made me do it!" and the #1 oft repeated C.D. Talking Point: That of blaming citizens/voters/(all) Americans and that amorphous one size fits all mass of "We."
Those who are funded to run are seen most often in media. They are funded by right wing business interests.
These right wing business interests figured out how to make common cause with the Evangelical Christians who make up a sizable voting demographic.
These people are true believers, sworn to obedience to white patriarchal figures and it is THEY who elect these clowns.
Half the time the vote counts are tainted, the gerrymandering has been scientifically calibrated (NPR had a recent guest who explained just how elaborate the game of demarcating voting districts is) to produce outcomes that are deferential to "The House," that is built by today's Casino (Wall St.) capitalists (and devised by them, as well).
So reversing the axiom to make the voter responsible for the outcomes put in place to largely shut out voters' impact strikes me as a FUNDED Talking Point.
Like I said, it's the most consistent "opinion" to show up short of Lrx supporting Clinton and a few goons pushing the "safety" of nuclear power when that topic shows up through a posted article.