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  •  Par for the course (3+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, skohayes, Orinoco

    until we stop hearing "facing reelection" before every news report about Congress nothing is going to happen on anything - some of the gun legislation is supported by more than 80% of the population yet will never even see the floor for fear of a miniscule but influential & wealthy group. Clearly the desire to keep one's job is much more powerful than actually doing one's job - it is really defeating and feels like I am the one playing out the definition of insanity. Makes me want to stop giving a shit.

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

    by hulibow on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:28:13 AM PDT

    •  Post the vote on your refrigerator door (0+ / 0-)

      and when the gun lobby driven congress critter is up for re-election, remind yourself, all your neighbors, and a letter to the editor about it. If their desire to keep their job is what drives them, threaten them with a loss of their job.

      We are a democracy, of sorts, but we are not a representative democracy by any stretch of the imagination. Popular opinion is just one factor among many that our congress people and state legislators take into consideration when they do what they do. I guess you could call us a delegatory democracy: we delegate our franchise to elected individuals for a period of years.

      We must be more careful when deciding to whom we delegate that power.

      "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

      by Orinoco on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:30:05 AM PDT

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