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originally posted by: Idreamofme
a reply to: Aazadan
Problem is the senators and congressmen are out of touch with the common people. You can talk to mayors alot of times and find they still are average people that know whats going on in their cities but you move up to federal level and they are just career out of touch politicans. Theres not a good answer how to fix it besides having alot less of them
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Incumbents are favored but they don't always get reelected. This comes down to primaries having become the political battleground rather than the general. Winning a primary is pretty easy because few people vote in them. If you can appeal to the fringe, you can win one. At the same time though, this also means that the general population isn't outraged enough to vote anyone out even though it's a very simple thing to do.
No one admits to actually liking these people, but yet they somehow get elected every term. How is this possible?